House Votes to Block Mexican Truck Program, Invites Retaliation

By September 9, 2008General, Infrastructure, Trade

From the House floor agenda earlier this evening:

H.R. 6630:

to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from granting authority to a motor carrier domiciled in Mexico to operate beyond United States municipalities and commercial zones on the United States-Mexico border unless expressly authorized by Congress 

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 18 (Roll no. 575).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

6:46 P.M. –
Considered as unfinished business.

Criminy, 395-18.

Texas members of Congress represented a good portion of the opposition to this politically motivated measure, which tells the world that the United States is a trade negotiations scofflaw.

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