WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the city of Laredo welcomed Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) for a tour of the World Trade Bridge as well as the Laredo airport and other parts of the city.
Laredo is home to the busiest inland port in the country. Forty percent of the land commerce traffic between the U.S. and Mexico passes through the port of Laredo, and the World Trade Bridge is the busiest bridge between the two countries with 12,000 trucks passing over it daily.
“It was wonderful to show Congressman Diaz-Balart around my hometown of Laredo,” Congressman Cuellar said. “I particularly enjoyed showing him the World Trade Bridge and all the commerce it supports as well as the local airport tower that he helped me include in the THUD appropriations bill. It is great for people to see the effect trade has had on Laredo as well as the infrastructure we have to offer.”