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Rep wants more judges

About 450,000 immigration cases in the U.S. are currently backlogged and await a court hearing, according to U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar. In many cases, the children and adults who await their hearings are either held in detention centers, such as the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, or are released on bond. Cuellar said many of them risk not showing up to their court hearing after it has been appointed to them. Cuellar recently included language in the Commerce-Justice-Scienc...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Works to have Freight Corridors Start at Land Ports of Entry

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) last week was successful in adding important language in the Fiscal Year 2016 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (T-HUD) that specifies that freight corridors stretch all the way to their land ports of entry at the border. The addition of this language adds land ports to the list of critical infrastructure projects, which allows inland ports to now be funded under the National Infrastructur...

Here's how to achieve spending cuts in budget resolution

Sometime this fall, Congress will have to vote again on increasing our nation's debt limit. We have already exceeded the current $18.1 trillion limit, but through various bookkeeping gimmicks, the Treasury can postpone default for a few months — but not indefinitely. We have seen this picture show before, and we know how it ends. The House, by a vote of 226-197, and the Senate, by a vote of 53-44, have now passed a budget for the first time in six years. Both bodies deserve credit for this accom...

Contrataría EU 55 nuevos jueces de inmigraciónv

El congresista demócrata por Texas, Henry Cuéllar, dijo confiar en que 55 nuevos jueces federales de migración serán contratados para sumarse al sistema de Cortes de Inmigración en octubre próximo, a fin de descongestionar los casos pendientes. “Este sería el mayor incremento y es histórico”, aseveró Cuéllar luego de ser notificado por los líderes del Congreso de que la financiación para contratar los jueces adicionales parece segura. “Actualmente, el número de casos de inmigración pendientes es...

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Rep. Henry Cuellar Works to have Freight Corridors Start at Land Ports of Entry

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) last week was successful in adding important language in the Fiscal Year 2016 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (T-HUD) that specifies that freight corridors stretch all the way to their land ports of entry at the border. The addition of this language adds land ports to the list of critical infrastructure projects, which allows inland ports to now be funded under the National Infrastructur...

Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $9.4 Million Investment in Floresville Infrastructure

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah and community leaders today in Floresville to announce $9.4 million in federal funds to improve the water and wastewater system for the City of Floresville. This funding is a result of “Build Out Texas,” a new initiative designed to improve critical infrastructure in Texas. This award is part of a nearly $30 million USDA Rural Development investment in Texas in which the ...

Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $30,000 Investment in Encinal Water Supply Corporation

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced that Encinal Water Supply Corporation will receive $30,000 in federal funds to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report. The reports are required for the city to complete an application to apply for financial assistance from USDA Rural Development for water system improvements. “These federal funds are an important investment for the...

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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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Rep wants more judges

About 450,000 immigration cases in the U.S. are currently backlogged and await a court hearing, according to U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar. In many cases, the children and adults who await their hearings are either held in detention centers, such as the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, or are released on bond. Cuellar said many of them risk not showing up to their court hearing after it has been appointed to them. Cuellar recently included language in the Commerce-Justice-Scienc...

Here's how to achieve spending cuts in budget resolution

Sometime this fall, Congress will have to vote again on increasing our nation's debt limit. We have already exceeded the current $18.1 trillion limit, but through various bookkeeping gimmicks, the Treasury can postpone default for a few months — but not indefinitely. We have seen this picture show before, and we know how it ends. The House, by a vote of 226-197, and the Senate, by a vote of 53-44, have now passed a budget for the first time in six years. Both bodies deserve credit for this accom...

Contrataría EU 55 nuevos jueces de inmigraciónv

El congresista demócrata por Texas, Henry Cuéllar, dijo confiar en que 55 nuevos jueces federales de migración serán contratados para sumarse al sistema de Cortes de Inmigración en octubre próximo, a fin de descongestionar los casos pendientes. “Este sería el mayor incremento y es histórico”, aseveró Cuéllar luego de ser notificado por los líderes del Congreso de que la financiación para contratar los jueces adicionales parece segura. “Actualmente, el número de casos de inmigración pendientes es...

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