Welcoming Governor Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 20, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CUELLAR. Madam Speaker, today I rise to welcome Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda, governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, to the House of Representatives.

Nuevo Leon has a significant economic footprint. It's a leader in education and several major industries. It's also home to Monterrey, Mexico's second-largest metropolitan area. But folks back home in Laredo know Nuevo Leon for different reason: it's our neighbor across the border. Governor Garcia has a central role to play both at home and in U.S.-Mexico relations, and I am honored to welcome him here today.

The Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, which spans from Nuevo Leon to my hometown of Laredo, is a critical artery for North American trade. With this visit, Governor Garcia is strengthening the bond between Nuevo Leon and Laredo, and between the U.S. and Mexico-- not only in the realm of trade, but also security cooperation, healthcare, and more.

At just 34 years old, Governor Garcia is already an accomplished attorney, a former local deputy and senator in Nuevo Leon, and the author of several books. He has a bold vision for his state and for his country. By investing in education, infrastructure, and sustainable growth, Governor Garcia is putting Nuevo Leon on the path toward a more prosperous future.

Madam Speaker, I ask all my colleagues to join me in welcoming Governor Garcia to the House of Representatives. Governor Garcia is a truly committed public servant with a bright future. I look forward to working with him to deepen the ties between our two communities and our two countries.