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Brady Praises Passage of Bill to Strengthen Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws

December 12, 2016

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement praising the House and Senate for passing the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to negotiate alternative financing arrangements for certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at ports of entry. The Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016 now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

“The bill is a solution to help Customs and Border Protection enforce our trade laws, keep our borders secure, and support the flow of legitimate trade through our ports of entry,” said Chairman Brady. “I congratulate Sen. Cornyn, Chairman McCaul, and Rep. Cuellar on their hard work and look forward to the President signing this important bill into law so CBP can receive the resources it needs, without the bureaucracy.”