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National Retail Federation Names Congressman Cuellar one of Their “Heroes of Main Street”

This week, The National Retail Federations (NRF) named Congressman Henry Cuellar one of their “Heroes of Main Street.” As part of the National Retail Federation’s annual Retail Advocates Summit fly-in, the National Retail Federation recognized a bipartisan group of 289 members of Congress for their support of retail industry priorities such as international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform and workforce policies that work for employees and employers alike. “Thank you National Retail...

Congressman Cuellar Celebrates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Congressman Henry Cuellar has issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 into law, creating Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain disabilities; while Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals. “Today marks 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid! Medicare and Medicaid...

Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants. Cuellar: "I have always been a strong supporter of agricultural education. The Student ...

Rep. Cuellar Supports Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015

WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today issued the following statement on passage of the Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation would increase the amounts paid to veterans for disability compensation and to their survivors for dependency and indemnity compensation by the same Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase that will be payable to Social Security recipients beginning December 1, 2015 “Our veterans serv...

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Congressman Cuellar Celebrates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Congressman Henry Cuellar has issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 into law, creating Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain disabilities; while Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals. “Today marks 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid! Medicare and Medicaid...

Rep. Cuellar Supports Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015

WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today issued the following statement on passage of the Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation would increase the amounts paid to veterans for disability compensation and to their survivors for dependency and indemnity compensation by the same Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase that will be payable to Social Security recipients beginning December 1, 2015 “Our veterans serv...

Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants. Cuellar: "I have always been a strong supporter of agricultural education. The Student ...

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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...

McAllen Monitor: COMMENTARY: DHS funding perk — Amendment to bill will improve border crossing experience

Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 5:00 am U.S. REP. HENRY CUELLAR | GUEST COLUMNIST Last week, after much politicking and debating within the Republican party, 75 of the 245 Republicans in the United States Congress joined the 182 united Democrats to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down. The passage of this funding bill, which Democrats had been pushing for weeks, ensures the department that keeps our nation safe from the threats we face from around the world is fully fu...

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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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National Retail Federation Names Congressman Cuellar one of Their “Heroes of Main Street”

This week, The National Retail Federations (NRF) named Congressman Henry Cuellar one of their “Heroes of Main Street.” As part of the National Retail Federation’s annual Retail Advocates Summit fly-in, the National Retail Federation recognized a bipartisan group of 289 members of Congress for their support of retail industry priorities such as international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform and workforce policies that work for employees and employers alike. “Thank you National Retail...

KGNS: Rep. Henry Cuellar Ensures Transparency of CBP and ICE with FY16 DHS Appropriations Bill

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, was successful in adding language into the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The language in the bill, which passed Tuesday, would bring more transparency within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Last year, Congressman Cuellar spoke with CBP port directors to address concerns from citizens in his district about the treatment r...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: $62 million in fixes eyed for bridges

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Thursday that the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, also known as bridge II, will undergo renovations starting this summer that will include a new bus inspection and passenger processing area; an improved waiting area; restrooms and a canopy for loading and unloading buses. The $62 million construction project will also include some renovations to the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, also known as bridge I. Bridge I renovations ...

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