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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Trump Border Tax Announcements

January 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29 released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the United States would pay for a border wall through a tax on all imports from Mexico:

“The economic and trade relationship between the United States and Mexico is crucial to Texas business owners and consumers. Mexico is without a doubt Texas’ largest trading partner and the business it creates fuels our state’s economic engine. President’s Trumps threat to impose a 20% tax on all imports from Mexico to pay for a wall, then subsequent back tracking creates uncertainty in the market and adversely affects business decisions on investment and growth. Negotiating trade deals through the media and governing by fiat is harmful to Texans.”


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