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  • Rep. Cuellar to Host Lytle Student in Washington for Pres. Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) will host eighth-grade student Rylan Wagner, 13, from Lytle Junior High School in Lytle, Texas, to see President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union Address during a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. CST at the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Rylan competed in a school-wide essay contest at Lytle Junior High School and was selected from his peers to attend President Trump’s address next week at our nation’... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, TAMIU host 2017 STEM Alliance for Area Students
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) hosted the 2017 STEM Alliance for middle and high school students in Laredo and Zapata on February 20, 23 & 24 at TAMIU. The annual event is designed to encourage local students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields; as Hispanics and women are currently underrepresented in those areas. The 2017 STEM Alliance also included a career fair with presentations from compani... Read more

  • Hiring Freeze May Affect Military Families, Readiness, Cuellar Warns
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) responded to news reports that the President’s hiring freeze has led to cuts in daycare programs on military installations: “As a member of the Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, I am watching closely for the impacts of the President’s government hiring freeze on our military readiness. I am concerned by recent announcements that some U.S. Army installations, at home and abroad, must now cut services like daycare for military families. These are th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Protect Military Families from Deportation
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Border & Homeland Security

    "Our military families are examples of resilience and sacrifice for all of us to follow. Out of respect for their service, and to preserve military readiness, until recently we protected them regardless of immigration status through the Parole in Place program, by giving them a chance to apply for a green card while living in the United States. It's common decency and common sense: how could a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine focus on their duty, when their spouse or child could be deported at... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Pres.’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria
    Posted in Press Release on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Cuellar responded to reports of an internal Department of Homeland Security memo exploring the possibility of using National Guard troops as a domestic deportation force: “If accurate, this draft proposal by Secretary Kelly, as reported by the Associated Press, is unacceptable. First, this is part of an alarming pattern from President Trump and his Cabinet, of disrespect for American values and institutions like posse comitatus. Second, undocumented immigrants are not a major threat ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Investigate White House Ties to Russia
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) called on his colleagues to investigate ties between the Russian government and the Trump administration: “Congress has a duty to defend our national security, and to hold the Executive Branch accountable. My colleagues must open an immediate investigation into the Trump administration’s relationships to Russia and the Kremlin, before and after the recent election. The Russian government is no friend of Americans. Just yesterday, they violated their treaty... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Bridge 1 Renovation Now Due in December
    Posted in Press Release on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today provided an update on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 renovation project in Laredo: “I recently spoke with GSA about the ongoing construction and renovation of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 in Laredo. The public should know the project is going smoothly, but GSA encountered some structural issues from the original facility that will push the estimated completion date by four months. The new estimated date of comple... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $560,000 to Fight Zika in Laredo and Zapata
    Posted in Press Release on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    This afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the allocation of $560,000 in federal funding to fight the Zika virus on the border. Congressman Cuellar (D-TX-28) announces $560,000 in federal funds to the City of Laredo Thursday to help with Zika prevention and management. Pictured from left to right are Robert Eads, City of Laredo Asst. City Manager; Dr. Hector Gonzalez, City of Laredo Health Department Director; Cynthia Collazo, Deputy City Manager; Pete Saenz, Laredo Mayor; Con... Read more

  • Border Congressmen Secure $560,000 to Fight Zika in Hidalgo County
    Posted in Press Release on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    This afternoon, Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Filemon Vela (D-TX-34), and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) announced the allocation of $560,000 in federal funding to fight the Zika virus on the border. “I fought for these federal funds so our community can invest in proven prevention methods,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar. “Zika virus infections have been reported here in our border communities, so vigilance is more important than ever. Now, our local officials have the resources they need to protec... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill to Increase North Am. Devel. Bank Funds Introduced by Texas Border Congressmen
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Late yesterday afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017, co-sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX). This legislation provides the North American Development Bank (NADB) with needed funds to invest in clean drinking water, sewag... Read more