COMMITTEE:    International Relations & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Friday, February 21, 2020 

PLACE:       TX A&M International Univ., Laredo, TX (see below) 
CHAIR:       Rep. Rafael Anchia 



          Student Center Ballroom (203A and B)

          Texas A&M International University

          5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041


The committee will meet in a joint hearing with the committee on Transportation to hear invited testimony on the bold portion of the following interim charge:


Study the state's seaport infrastructure and the infrastructure at land ports of entry to facilitate international trade and economic growth.  Examine seaport infrastructure and the auxiliary rail and roadway needs connected to each port as well as the port's ability to keep pace with oil and gas production. Make recommendations to maximize the economic flow of goods and products to and from seaports and study the feasibility and economic impact of dredging and widening Texas ports in order to remain competitive in international trade. Examine the infrastructure at international border ports of entry in Texas and identify transportation-related impediments to international trade that negatively impact the state. Make recommendations to reduce border wait times, facilitate economic growth, and expedite trade. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Transportation)


The remainder of the charge will be studied at a subsequent hearing.


Please contact committee staff at (512) 463-0746 if you are interested in testifying. The final agenda will be made available at the hearing.


The hearing will be livestreamed. To access the livestream, please copy and paste the following into your web browser: youtu.be/lObl_heJe1Y




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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.