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  • Rep Cuellar Supports Hyperloop for Texas
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar welcomed the news that a Texas route including Laredo and San Antonio is under consideration for an ultra-high-speed transportation project called a Hyperloop. The route would connect Laredo to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Hyperloop One, a company founded by Tesla visionary Elon Musk, is preparing to build a system for moving passengers and freight across long distances at hundreds of miles per hour, in above-ground tubes. Eleven groups from around the coun... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Dedicates Zapata Veterans Post Office
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today dedicated the Zapata Veterans Post Office at a ceremony with local officials, veterans and the Zapata community. Congressman Cuellar presents a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the Zapata Veterans Post Office during a dedication ceremony in Zapata on Monday. Pictured are members of the American Legion Post 486 of Zapata, A. L. Benavides Elementary School, Zapata County Judge Joe Rathmell, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Zapata County Veterans Service Offic... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar Statement on Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Release on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Following the U.S. airstrikes in Syria in response to Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on his own people, Defense Appropriations member Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) wrote: “Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians is an absolute atrocity. Like all Americans, I was horrified by the images of innocent children among the victims. The United States has a responsibility to condemn these actions in the strongest terms, and to hold the perpetrators responsible within t... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with MX Legislators Rep. Guerra and Rep. Oropeza
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) hosted Congressman Braulio Guerra and Congresswoman Nora Liliana Oropeza of Mexico for a meeting to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations and border issues. Congressman Guerra is well-known for climbing over the fence dividing the Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California in March 2017, to call attention to the limitations of that type of border security measure. Congressman Cuellar has been a vocal critic of President Trump’s proposal to build a wall or fence al... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, USDA Rural Development Announce Over $2.2 Million in Funding to Encinal Water Supply Corporation
    Posted in Press Release on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Rural Development, today announced over $2.2 million in funding to the Encinal Water Supply Corporation to build new water lines and improve existing water services for local residents. Congressman Cuellar helped secure a USDA Rural Development loan for $1,300,000 and a USDA Rural Development grant for $973,000 for the Encinal Water Supply Corporation under the agency’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Pro... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar on NAFTA Renegotiation Letter from Administration
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    This week, a draft letter (attached) from the administration to Congressional leaders, announcing President Trump’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA, circulated on Capitol Hill. On the campaign trail, President Trump repeatedly claimed he would eliminate NAFTA when he took office. This marks a departure from the position. In response, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said: “I’ve been saying all along that we should update NAFTA for the 21st century. I’m glad President Trump has backed down from... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar Renews Calls for Independent Probe of Trump-Russia Ties
    Posted in Press Release on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In response to the latest developments regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, including former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent statements, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said: “It’s clearly time for an independent, non-partisan investigation into the ties between Russia and Trump administration officials, before and after the 2016 election. The Russian government is no friend of the United States. Under Putin’s leadership, it stole Crimea from Ukraine, assassi... Read more

  • 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