IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 10, 2013
Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Mr. Cruz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To require the Secretary of State to submit to Congress reports on water sharing with Mexico.
This Act may be cited as the
Working to Address Treaty Enforcement
Rapidly for Texas Act
Reports on water sharing with Mexico
The Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report—
not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and quarterly thereafter, describing efforts by Mexico to meet the treaty obligations of Mexico to deliver water to the Rio Grande, in accordance with the treaty between the United States and Mexico entitled Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande (done at Washington, February 3, 1944); and
not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, describing the benefits to the United States of the document entitled Interim International Cooperative Measures in the Colorado River Basin through 2017 and Extension of Minute 318 Cooperative Measures to Address the Continued Effects of the April 2010 Earthquake in the Mexicali Valley, Baja California (done at Coronado, California, November 20, 2012 (commonly referred to as Minute Number 319)).
Action by Secretary of State
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State shall not extend Minute Number 319 if the Secretary fails to comply with the requirements of this Act.