The House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
April 26, 2016
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Campus
El Gran Salon, Room 2.36, Student Union Building
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Pursuant to a notice posted on April 12, 2016, the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Anchia, at 9:19 a.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Anchia; Anderson, Rodney; Burrows; and Koop.
A quorum was present.
Joint hearing with the Business & Industry Committee.
The chair began the posted agenda of analyzing recent data attributing the decline in domestic manufacturing to a consistent trade deficit caused by steady increases in net imports. Study how expanding trade and investing in manufacturing communitiesí partnerships can grow the state's skilled workforce and production as well as increase net exports and develop a trade balance. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Business & Industry)
Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)
At 12:54 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Anchia, Chair
Jeff Madden, Clerk