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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: 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: 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

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Hispanic STEM Students with Military Budget
    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 that, thanks to Rep. Henry Cuellar, included instructions for the military to seek STEM talent among Hispanic and other minority students. He successfully allocated more than $35 million for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program. He also encouraged the military to improve the pipeline of minority Science, Technology, Engineering, ... Read more

  • 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

  • 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: Bridge 1 Renovation Now Due in December
    Posted in Press Release on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today provided an update on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 renovation project in Laredo: “I recently spoke with GSA about the ongoing construction and renovation of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 in Laredo. The public should know the project is going smoothly, but GSA encountered some structural issues from the original facility that will push the estimated completion date by four months. The new estimated date of comple... Read more