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  • New Defense Plan Includes Rep. Cuellar’s Contributions
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    This afternoon, the full U.S. House of Representatives passed a Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 with several key portions from Rep. Henry Cuellar. He supported National Guard programs to fight drug trafficking, conduct surveillance on the southern border, and collaborate with foreign militaries. “National security issues touch my border district directly,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “That’s why I fought to fund National Guard programs that provide surveillance on the border... Read more

  • Blue Dogs Respond to AHCA
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition responded to the health care replacement plan proposed by House Republicans: “Yesterday, House Republicans released their bill text for partial repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Tomorrow, two House committees will consider this legislation even though the Congressional Budget Office has not provided a score to inform the Members of the committees, or the public at large, about how much the bill will cost or how many people will (or won’t... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's border security comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “I live on the border. I'm raising my family there. The President’s statements show he does not understand it. Despite rumors and exaggerations, our border communities are safe and thriving. Just ask business leaders. Merchants drive more than two million commercial trucks through Laredo’s ports each year, part of the billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico trade that drive our economy. Or as... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's immigration comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “We do need to enforce our laws, and criminals should be deported. However, undocumented immigrants are not a major threat to our nation. The number of undocumented people in the U.S. has fallen in the last decade, and they are no more likely to commit crimes here than people with legal status. We should not waste law enforcement time and tear apart peaceful communities, deporting milita... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's health care comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “Health care must be affordable and accessible to all Americans. The Affordable Care Act has gotten us a long way toward that goal, and the disasters predicted by its opponents never materialized. My colleagues and I need to focus on fixing its problems, not stripping health care from millions of families.” Read more

  • 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