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Washington, DC – This week, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the bipartisan United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. This legislation will increase governmental cooperation between the United States and Mexico to revitalize tourism in both countries in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

“Tourism is a vital industry in both the U.S. and Mexico,” said Chairman McCaul. “It is essential that we work closely with our southern neighbor to promote this industry in a way that is mutually beneficial. I am proud to introduce this important legislation with my colleague Congressman Cuellar to reinvigorate the tourism industry in both the U.S. and Mexico.”

“The United States is the primary destination for Mexican travelers,” said Rep. Cuellar. “Tourism between our two countries is a critical economic driver for our state’s economy, especially in South Texas. The United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act will build a more resilient tourism economy post COVID-19 by bolstering tourism between our two countries and strengthening our relationship with our southern neighbor. I thank my colleague, Congressman McCaul, for working with me across the aisle to revamp our nation’s tourism industry. I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to expand opportunity, prosperity, and security in both the United States and Mexico.”

 

Click here to view a summary of the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. 

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