Senate EPW Hearing, EPA Budget

On Wednesday, April 28, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) discretionary funding request for Fiscal Year 2022. The discussion was largely focused on how the Agency will address water quality, contamination, and pollution issues within communities that Read more…

Texas Cuba Trade Alliance (TCTA) Hosts Virtual Meeting with Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres

Dwight Roberts, President & CEO of the US Rice Producers Association and Bianka Rodriguez, Marketing & Western Hemisphere Promotions Director, participated in the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance (TCTA) virtual meeting with Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres on Monday morning. The meeting was moderated by Ricardo Arias, Trade Development Manager at the Port Read more…

Washington DC Update

The House and Senate are in recess this week but a ruling by the Senate Parliamentarian on the use of another reconciliation measure is good news for President Biden’s infrastructure proposal and the ability of Senate Democrats to pass the proposal.  A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Read more…