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Rep. Cuellar: Border is Safer than U.S. Capital According to FBI Crime Stats

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which show lower violent crime rates, including homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, in cities along the Texas-Mexico border than in other major metropolitan areas across Texas and the United States. The data released by the FBI shows information gathered for 2015. “The border is often painted in an unfair light,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “The people who chara...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces House Passage of Resolution to Name Zapata Post Office

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the successful passage of H.R. 5591, a bill he authored to name the post office located at 810 North U.S. Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office.” Speaking today on the House Floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans. Zapata is home to 503 veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who hav...

Congressman Cuellar Announces Nearly $10 million in Federal Funding to City of Laredo & Laredo Transit Management Inc.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the City of Laredo today announced $9,875,083 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to Laredo Transit Management Inc. for the first phase of construction and rehabilitation of the El Metro Operations and Maintenance Facility. The funds come from DOT’s Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. Nationally, the DOT is investing $221 million for new buses and bus facilities across the country. Co...

POSTA: Abrirán al público estudio de tren rápido Mty-San Antonio

El estudio de viabilidad para el desarrollo de un tren de alta velocidad que iría desde San Antonio, Texas, hasta Monterrey, Nuevo León, estará disponible para revisión y comentarios del público el próximo 29 de agosto; sin embargo, el Departamento de Transporte de Texas junto con la Administración Federal de Ferrocarriles publicará el estudio final a principios del 2017. El congresista por el Distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar dijo que con esta ruta, los pasajeros harían en dos horas un viaje ...

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Rep. Cuellar: Border is Safer than U.S. Capital According to FBI Crime Stats

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which show lower violent crime rates, including homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, in cities along the Texas-Mexico border than in other major metropolitan areas across Texas and the United States. The data released by the FBI shows information gathered for 2015. “The border is often painted in an unfair light,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “The people who chara...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces House Passage of Resolution to Name Zapata Post Office

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the successful passage of H.R. 5591, a bill he authored to name the post office located at 810 North U.S. Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office.” Speaking today on the House Floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans. Zapata is home to 503 veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who hav...

Congressman Cuellar Announces Nearly $10 million in Federal Funding to City of Laredo & Laredo Transit Management Inc.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the City of Laredo today announced $9,875,083 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to Laredo Transit Management Inc. for the first phase of construction and rehabilitation of the El Metro Operations and Maintenance Facility. The funds come from DOT’s Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. Nationally, the DOT is investing $221 million for new buses and bus facilities across the country. Co...

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EL FINANCIERO: ¿Por qué importan las ideologías de los candidatos estadounidenses a México?

Para nuestros dos países, que comparten una de las fronteras más largas del mundo, un alto volumen de comercio de cerca de 1.5 millones de dólares al día, y con 22 millones de estadounidenses de origen mexicano que vive en los Estados Unidos (EU), las buenas relaciones diplomáticas son la base fundamental para el éxito de nuestras economías. Al ser un representante de EU en demarcación fronteriza, me sorprende que el candidato republicano a la presidencia, Donald Trump, siga amenazando la relaci...

La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia siga trabajando para protegernos contra amenazas del terrorismo de todas partes del mundo. La realidad...

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Associations Praise Congressman Cuellar's 'Yes' Vote for Broad-based Economic Recovery Legislation

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received numerous letters of support and gratitude for his vote last week in favor of broad-based economic recovery: Texas Farm Bureau Farm Bureau praises financial relief bill Friday, October 03, 2008 - WACO – As the U.S. House of Representatives, on the second try, passed a bill designed to rescue the nation’s troubled financial system, Texas’ largest farm organization praised members of the Texas Congressional delegation that voted yes on the plan. “This was ...

Congressman Cuellar Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Carlos Marin and Flight Passengers

Congressman Henry Cuellar issues the following statement on the death of Carlos Marin, Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and other officials: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Carlos Marin, his Mexican Counterpart Arturo Herrera, Jake Brisbin, Jr., Executive Director of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and pilot Matthew Peter Juneau. "Carlos was a friend to all who knew him and was a person who truly cared about the well-being of residents along th...

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS AND LOVED ONES OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement today in acknowledgment of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. "As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. "We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and other...

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POSTA: Abrirán al público estudio de tren rápido Mty-San Antonio

El estudio de viabilidad para el desarrollo de un tren de alta velocidad que iría desde San Antonio, Texas, hasta Monterrey, Nuevo León, estará disponible para revisión y comentarios del público el próximo 29 de agosto; sin embargo, el Departamento de Transporte de Texas junto con la Administración Federal de Ferrocarriles publicará el estudio final a principios del 2017. El congresista por el Distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar dijo que con esta ruta, los pasajeros harían en dos horas un viaje ...

THE YUCATAN TIMES: High speed train will unite Mexico and the USA

Texas’ Department of Transportation is currently researching the possibility of the construction of a high-speed rail that travels from San Antonio, Texas to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The research will focus on the creation of the so-called “bullet train” that will take passengers between these two cities. Results will be delivered to the city of Laredo, Texas to be evaluated and finally determine if its development is feasible or not. The project was originally presented in early 2014 to t...

SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Texas Congressman: San Antonio-Austin high-speed rail not dead

A 17-1 vote by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization may have put the brakes on a proposed passenger rail project intended to improve mobility between San Antonio and Austin, but at least one federal lawmaker believes an alternate plan to connect the two metro areas by high-speed rail could gain more traction. The Lone Star Rail District has decided to suspend work at least temporarily on the Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed LSTAR project, which would link several ci...

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