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Rep. Cuellar Names Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced Erika Escamilla, a senior at United High in Laredo, as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th congressional district. Her winning entry is a beautiful pencil portrait of her grandmother entitled “Mi Abuela,” (my grandmother). The Congressional Art Competition gives the nation’s young artists the opportunity to compete to display their work in the United States Capitol Building. Each member of Congress has the oppor...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of Laredo Student to West Point

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced today the acceptance of United High School student Isidro Alaniz Jr., son of Isidro “Chilo” and Elia Alaniz, into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Isidro Alaniz, Jr. (center) signs an Oath of Allegiance on Friday at United High School. Alaniz was accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (From left to right are Isidro Alaniz, District Attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties; Capt. C. J. Burgin, State Coordinator for the U.S...

Bipartisan bill to end crude oil export ban gains new supporters

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2015 Contacts: Sean Brown (Rep. Barton) 202-225-2002 Kirsten Hartman (Rep. Cuellar) 202-225-1640​ A bill to end the ban on crude oil exports, which was originally introduced earlier this year by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), continues to gain supporters. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) signed on as a co-sponsor Thursday morning making the legislative effort bipartisan. Rep. Barton issued the following statement after speaking to Rep. Cuellar “I am excited to have Congressman...

Cuellar honors West Point prospect Isaiah Meuchelboeck

Isaiah Meuchelboeck of Windcrest is joined by his parents and the mayor of Wiindcrest March 30, as he receives recognition from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar upon his acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Cuellar provides service academy nominations for students. Isaiah Meuchelboeck of Windcrest has been accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In recognition, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-TX 28, presented the San Antonio Christian School student with a Congressional Cer...

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Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of Laredo Student to West Point

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced today the acceptance of United High School student Isidro Alaniz Jr., son of Isidro “Chilo” and Elia Alaniz, into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Isidro Alaniz, Jr. (center) signs an Oath of Allegiance on Friday at United High School. Alaniz was accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (From left to right are Isidro Alaniz, District Attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties; Capt. C. J. Burgin, State Coordinator for the U.S...

Rep. Cuellar Names Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced Erika Escamilla, a senior at United High in Laredo, as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th congressional district. Her winning entry is a beautiful pencil portrait of her grandmother entitled “Mi Abuela,” (my grandmother). The Congressional Art Competition gives the nation’s young artists the opportunity to compete to display their work in the United States Capitol Building. Each member of Congress has the oppor...

Bipartisan bill to end crude oil export ban gains new supporters

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2015 Contacts: Sean Brown (Rep. Barton) 202-225-2002 Kirsten Hartman (Rep. Cuellar) 202-225-1640​ A bill to end the ban on crude oil exports, which was originally introduced earlier this year by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), continues to gain supporters. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) signed on as a co-sponsor Thursday morning making the legislative effort bipartisan. Rep. Barton issued the following statement after speaking to Rep. Cuellar “I am excited to have Congressman...

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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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Cuellar honors West Point prospect Isaiah Meuchelboeck

Isaiah Meuchelboeck of Windcrest is joined by his parents and the mayor of Wiindcrest March 30, as he receives recognition from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar upon his acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Cuellar provides service academy nominations for students. Isaiah Meuchelboeck of Windcrest has been accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In recognition, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-TX 28, presented the San Antonio Christian School student with a Congressional Cer...

Periodico Enlace: BORDER CITIES AND COUNTIES WILL NOW BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEMA GRANTS

Congressman Henry Cuellar recently announced that border communities aff ected by the humanitarian crisis that developed last year as a result of an infl ux of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the United States will be eligible for fi nancial reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “As my district knows all too well, communities along the border are responsible for dealing with a lot of important and expensive problems like providing humanitarian relief to...

LA Times: Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer

Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Despite a decrease in illegal border crossings, summer months are expected to bring an uptick in numbers The number of Central American children and families illegally crossing the southern border, particularly in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, is likely to be smaller this year than last, but large enough to overwhelm shelters and courts, new Border Patrol statistics and projections show. There were 12,509 unacc...

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