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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $834m. for Cops; Honors Slain Local Detective Marconi
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, as part of National Police Week 2017, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced more than $834 million in support for our law enforcement professionals, including for programs to reduce violence against police and help them survive dangerous encounters with suspects. He also honored slain police detective Benjamin Marconi, whose family was in Washington yesterday to see his name added to a memorial for fallen officers. National Police Week, which runs May 14 through May 20 this year, is an annu... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $15 Million in Disaster Assistance for State of Texas
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that State of Texas has received $15,639,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to help local communities in Texas recover from severe flooding. Among the counties that will receive funding are Hidalgo, Harris, Hays, and Travis Counties. These flexible grants help cities, counties, and States recover from presidentially-declared disasters, espec... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Small Businesses Find Temporary Workers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the passage of bipartisan measures to help American employers hire enough temporary guest workers to keep their businesses going. The measures were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which passed earlier this month. In his role on the Homeland Security subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, he co-sponsored a bipartisan amendment with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Gets Millions for Hispanic Education
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    Today, Congressman Cuellar announced millions of dollars in funding for colleges and universities that serve Hispanic student populations, as well as language to promote opportunities for Hispanic students to partner with or work for federal agencies. The language and funding were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which funds the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, and which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. There are more than a dozen Hispanic-Serving In... 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 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