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  • 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

  • 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

  • Border Congressmen: Keep TMC Headquarters on the Border
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    This week, a bipartisan congressional delegation of border representatives wrote a letter to Office of Head Start Acting Director Ann Linehan demanding that the headquarters of Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC) remain on the border. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX-34), Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16), Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX-23) and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) all signed. The letter also requests clarification on TMC’s proposed expend... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: TMC will not relocate to San Antonio
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has released the following statement regarding the federal grant application by Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC): “I had a phone conversation with the Administration at the Office of Head Start, which informed me that no federal funds will be used for the unnecessary relocation of headquarters. This means that TMC will not have the federal funds available to leave Laredo and dozens of local jobs will be saved. I still have serious concerns about the bo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Relocation of Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC) Headquarters out of Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has issued the following statement urging TMC to keep their headquarters in Laredo instead of relocating, which will cost jobs and may jeopardize TMC’s federal funding: "In 2015, TMC and its board of directors were determined to relocate with questionable justification, which would result in a loss of over 100 local jobs. The move was halted when I notified the Administration of Children and Families, the federal agency which administers the Head Start program... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Sworn Into 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture, Tax Relief

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) was sworn into his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives by Speaker Paul Ryan. Congressman Cuellar stands by House Speaker Paul Ryan as he takes the official oath of office as the 115th Congress formally convened on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The Speaker of the House led today's traditional swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Cuellar recited the oath that every Member of Congress has s... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar and TAMIU Hosts First-Ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in DC
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In an effort to connect Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) faculty and alumni in our nation’s capital, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Dr. Pablo Arenaz, newly-named president of TAMIU, on Tuesday evening hosted the first-ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in D.C. Congressman Cuellar received his Master of Business Administration in International Trade from TAMIU, formerly Laredo State University, in 1982. “This meeting gave TAMIU officials and alumni who currently reside in D.C. an opport... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Two Federal Grants Totaling Over $1 Million to TAMIU
    Posted in Press Release on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced today the awarding of two federal grants totaling over $1 million to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program. Congressman Henry Cuellar presents a check for a two grants totaling over $1 million to TAMIU on Tuesday. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Pablo Arenaz, Interim President of TAMIU; Dr. Runchang Lin... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Presents Congressional Certificate of Recognition to 101-Year-Old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today presented a Congressional Certificate of Recognition to his third-grade teacher at Buenos Aires Elementary, (currently Don Jose Gallego Elementary), 101-year-old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez. Mrs. Uribe Ramirez was born and raised in San Ygnacio, Texas, the oldest town still standing in Zapata County, on February 4, 1915. She is a descendant of that city’s founder, Jesus Treviño. Mrs. Uribe Ramirez, who currently lives in Laredo, was an educator from 1934 to 1934... Read more