WASHINGTON, March 7 -
Mr. Speaker, last week, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, (CA) and I hosted the inaugural event for the bipartisan Congressional PORTS Caucus.
The PORTS Caucus currently includes a bipartisan group of 42 Members of Congress, representing 19 states and two territories.
I represent several ports in southeast Texas, and I am pleased that our Nationís ports now have a voice in Congress. Ms. Hahn represents ports on the west coast.
Ports are critical to our national security and our economic security. They are Americaís link to the rest of the world, whether it is the food we eat, the car we drive, the light bulb to light our homes, or the clothing we wear. Every American household is impacted by some activity at our ports.
The PORTS Caucus will raise awareness and educate others about the major issues important to American ports.
I look forward to working with Congresswoman Hahn, and I want to thank her for thinking of this idea; I look forward to working with other Members of Congress to ensure economic growth in America.
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