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  • Rep Cuellar Welcomes Defeat of Republican Health Care Plan
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) welcomed the news that the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives chose to withdraw the proposed health care plan known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “I opposed the Republican health care plan from the beginning, because it is financially irresponsible and morally unacceptable. Then, in late-night sessions and back room deals, some House Republicans snuck in changes to make a bad plan even worse. The Republican plan would have: · S... Read more

  • Cuellar Issues Statement on Alleged Terror Attack in London
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    “An attack on Parliament is an attack on the very principle of representative democracy. As a legislator, I stand in solidarity with my counterparts in the United Kingdom. My thoughts are with the injured, the dead, and their families. I pray for the safety of the law enforcement officers responding to this tragedy as they secure the area and investigate.” Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Laredo Community College, and Laredo Beauty College will lose nearly a million dollars in grants that hel... Read more

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Rep. Cuellar with Spirit of Enterprise Award for 11th Time
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has bestowed this award to Congressman Cuellar 11 times since he entered the United States Congress in 2005. Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presenting the Spirit of Enterprise award to Congressman Cuel... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Millions from Bexar County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. In Bexar County alone, we will be losing tens of millions of dollars annually. For example, 17 local organizations that provide food or shelter for homeless fam... Read more

  • Immigration Judge Coming to Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) made the following statement upon word that the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will be detailing an Immigration Judge to Laredo, Texas. “I have been working to get Immigration Judge Teams into border communities, like Laredo, for years and I applaud EOIR for sending a temporary judge to Laredo,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I will be working with EOIR and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to make that position in Laredo permanent and pote... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Pres.’s Budget Cuts Border Services to Fund Pointless Wall
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) reacted to the President’s budget proposal, which takes $2.6 billion from needed programs to pay for a border wall: “The President’s proposed budget would be a disaster for Texas, and for the country,” he said. “He wants to take money from programs that Texans actually need, and use it to hire 20 new lawyers. Those lawyers’ entire jobs will be to take private property away from American landowners on the border, so the President can build his arbitrary ... Read more

  • El presupuesto del Presidente cortará los servicios fronterizos para financiar un muro sin sentido: Cuéllar
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Hoy, el congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas Henry Cuéllar reaccionó al presupuesto presupuestario del Presidente Trump, lo cual toma $2.6 mil millones de los programas de servicio público para pagar un muro fronterizo: "El presupuesto que quiere el Presidente sería un desastre para Texas y para el país", dijo el congresista Cuéllar. "Él quiere tomar dinero de los programas que los texanos realmente necesitan, y utilizarlo para contratar a 20 nuevos abogados. El trabajo de esos abog... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with Costa Rican President Solis
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    This afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) met with President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica to discuss issues of migration, drug trafficking, and international cooperation. “I want to thank President Solis and the delegation for doing me the honor of visiting my office in Washington,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Costa Rica is an important U.S. partner, and I am always glad to meet with their President and representatives on issues of mutual interest.” President Solis and Congressman Cu... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: 14 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Plan; Medicaid Cut $880 Billion
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reacted to the Congressional Budget Office report that showed the negative impacts of the health care plan proposed by Congressional Republicans. The analysis indicates 14 million people could lose their health insurance coverage under the Republican plan, and Medicaid would be cut $880 billion, by 2018. "Despite the President saying nobody would lose access to health care on his watch, the CBO report shows that the Republican health care plan will make Am... Read more