For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2017
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER TO JOIN PRESIDENT TRUMP
FOR EL PASO BORDER VISIT
White House asked Miller to join him for visit to El Paso due to familiarity with trade, border security
AUSTIN — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced he has been asked by the White House to join President Donald J. Trump today in El Paso for a major event to rally public support for the president’s plan to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. Commissioner Miller will help greet Air Force One and President Trump at the El Paso International Airport and join the motorcade to the event.
Dubbed by the president as “Trump’s Man In Texas,” Commissioner Miller was a strong early supporter of the chief executive dating back to the 2016 primary campaign. He formed the Trump Agricultural Advisory Committee, pulling together agricultural influencers from across the nation to advise the candidate. Briefly considered by President Trump for a cabinet position as Secretary of Agriculture, Miller went on to win re-election as Texas Agriculture Commissioner in November 2018.
Because of his commitment to border issues and his friendship with the governor of the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Miller was sworn in last month on the Pharr International Bridge with Mexico near McAllen – the first statewide elected official to take the oath of office outside of Austin.
The Texas Legislature established the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in 1907. The agency’s key objectives are to promote production agriculture, consumer protection, economic development and healthy living. The agriculture commissioner oversees the agency and is elected every four years. Sid Miller is the 12th Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
WHO: President Donald J. Trump & Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
WHAT: Presidential visit to El Paso, Texas to rally support for border wall
WHERE: El Paso, Texas
WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2019
WHY: President Trump is visiting to rally public support for a border wall days before a legislative deadline to continue funding the federal government. Miller will join the president because of his ties to the Texas border and his support of the Build The Wall movement
For media interviews with Commissioner Miller, please contact: Mark Dallas Loeffler (512) 517-8669
More TDA press releases are available at TexasAgriculture.gov/Newsroom