Eligio (Kika) de la Garza - Part 06
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0:30 Since George W. Bush was a Texan; how was your relationship with him and how did this relationship impact the Valley?
1:25 Was that good for the Valley once George W. Bush became president?
2:00 When he ran for reelection and lost to Bill Clinton; I think one of the biggest problems was the economy at that point… Did the economic issues impact the Valley at that time?
3:40 At the end of Cold War, did the change of government impact your work on the agriculture committee?
5:00 Kika’s relationship with Russian agriculture members.
7:27 How was your relationship with Bill Clinton?
8:00 President Bill Clinton had interest about Rio Grande Valley (South Texas area).
9:03 In 1994 they promised 40 million dollars to help Rio Grande Valley improving work and lives in the Valley.
15:00 Kika’s association with Mexico (regarding to Mexican products) and the impact of this association in both Mexico and the USA.
18:20 Can you tell us about the talks between USA and Europe, in regards to the Agricultural aspects?
20:00 Gap was positive for agriculture at some degree.
23:00 Agriculture in Mexico.
24:05 What was your relationship with Michael Espy (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture at that time)?
28:40 Agricultural products and its issues in Texas.
31:00 Can you talk about the first two years of Clinton presidency?
33:15 1994 midterm elections.
42:30 Is there anything you want to add that you can think of?
Rio Grande Valley Oral Histories Collection; Eligio (Kika) de la Garza - Part 01, 2009/10/22. ELIBR-0027. University Library, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/rgvoralhistories/541