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  • Congressman Henry Cuellar Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced Melissa Garcia, a sophomore at Roma High School in Roma, Texas, as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th District. “I congratulate Melissa on her colorful and elaborate artwork,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The American spirit resonates through her interpretation of the unity and friendship between our two countries. This year we had many great entries and hers stood out the most. Again, I congratulate Melissa on ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Makes Government Spending More Transparent
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Responsible Spending

    Congressman Henry Cuellar announced today that he is making government spending more transparent to the American people, by directing that all unclassified vendor contracts and grant awards from federal agencies be posted publicly on USAspending.gov. “I directed these changes to increase transparency, good governance, and smart spending,” explain Congressman Cuellar. “This money belongs to the American people – it’s trillions of their tax dollars – and they deserve to know exactly it is being s... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports US-MX Relations, Trade with Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Act passed by the House last week included funding and language to support international trade and relations between the United States and Mexico. For example, Congressman Cuellar supported efforts to streamline commerce at land ports of entry by directing the federal agencies involved to improve their staffing models, and encouraged early steps to explore a rail line between the U.S. and Mexico via Texas. “Mexico is an i... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Funds to Fight Cattle Fever Ticks
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced an additional $3.7 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding to fight cattle fever ticks in areas like Starr, Zapata, and Webb Counties. This is in addition to the $8.5 million already allocated for fiscal year 2017, bringing the total to $12.2 million. “Cattle producers are an important part of our economy, and our way of life, here in Texas,” said Congressman Cuellar. “With their hard work, they feed America and the world, so ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Fights Poverty with Appropriations Bill Provisions
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives last week contains many of his provisions to fight poverty, house homeless veterans on the border, and support residents of rural areas and colonias. The legislation funds the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year. “There are communities in my district where hard-working families struggle to make ends meet, including some rural areas and colonias.” said Congressman Cue... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Nomination Applications for U.S. Service Academies
    Posted in Press Release on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that nomination applications for U.S. Service Academies are now live on his web site. Every year, Congressman Cuellar has the privilege of nominating young men and women from the 28th Congressional District for admission into our nation’s four service academies that require a congressional nomination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Merchan... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: TrumpCare Makes Texans Pay More For Less Care
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In response to the news that the House of Representatives will vote on TrumpCare today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said: “TrumpCare would be a disaster for the people of Texas. It will strip health care from 24 million Americans. Many of the rest will get less coverage at a higher cost, especially people over 50, who will face a crushing age tax even if they are healthy. That’s more than 185,000 people just in my district. And anyone with a pre-existing condition will be put at extreme ris... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Senate is Last Chance to Save Health Care
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Following the House vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass a weak Republican substitute, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who voted against the bill, said: “I am saddened that my colleagues voted to strip health care from 24 million Americans, make it harder for 7 million veterans to get care, and to put everyone with pre-existing conditions at grave risk. The people of my district will suffer if the Senate does not stop this legislation. I represent communities with some of the ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Funds 10 New Immigration Judges, $1.5 Billion for Border Security
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Cuellar announced that he has successfully included language in the Omnibus Appropriations Act to hire at least 10 additional immigration judges, along with many other border security measures he included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act. The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on the legislation, which would fund the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year. “Increasing the number of judges to process immigration cases is a common sense solution that sho... Read more

  • In House Floor Speech, Rep. Cuellar Praises Govt Funding Bill before Passage
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Responsible Spending

    Just before voting with a majority of his House of Representatives colleagues to pass the Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2017, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) spoke on the House floor to praise the bipartisan compromise that led to the spending bill. The bill, which passed the House 309-118, provides $22.5 billion in funding for year-round Federal Pell Grants, $2 billion in funding for the National Institute of Health, provides funding ... Read more