U.S.-Mexico Economic Partnership Act

The United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act (H.R. 133) was signed into law just before the New Year. Authored by Rep. Cuellar (TX), the bill directs the Department of State to develop a strategy to further support economic ties between the U.S. and Mexico through academic and professional programs.

In specific, H.R. 133 will:

  • Encourage more academic exchange programs at the secondary, post-secondary, and postgraduate levels;
  • Encourage academic institutions and businesses to collaborate to support entrepreneurs and joint business initiatives;
  • Promote energy infrastructure coordination through vocational-level education, internships, and exchanges; and
  • Require the State Department to assess the feasibility of facilitating partnerships between universities and medical and nursing programs in both countries.