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Texas Senate
Senate Committee on Business and Commerce
Subcommittee on Border Affairs
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 77th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Eddie Lucio, Jr.

John Carona
Frank L. Madla
Eliot Shapleigh
Leticia Van de Putte


Laura Garcia

(512) 463-0385


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Interim Charges

  • The Subcommittee shall identify unique challenges facing the Texas-Mexico Border region and determine strategic economic development initiatives to assist the region in overcoming the identified challenges.
  • The Subcommittee shall recommend initiatives to improve trade and tourism that create a sound foundation for economic development and determine the amount of funding necessary to implement the initiatives.
  • The Subcommittee shall determine whether such investments will leverage other significant funds or if funding is unlikely from other sources.
  • The Subcommittee may also make recommendations to facilitate commerce and lessen congestion at ports-of-entry at the Texas-Mexico border.