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  • 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, City of Laredo Announce FAST Lane Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Release on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) joined City of Laredo leaders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, and representatives of the international trade community to announce that federal officials have approved the city’s planned $10.3 million FAST Lane Expansion Project. “This expansion will streamline international commerce through Laredo, eliminating costly bottlenecks and benefiting the local and national economy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is... Read more

  • Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Contact: Xochitl Mora, Director, Office of Communications O: (956) 681-1202 / M: (956) 662-9269 / E: xmora@mcallen.net Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program Local leaders credit bipartisan efforts for program inclusion (McAllen, TX) Yesterday, the City of McAllen received notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that a proposal submitted by the Anzalduas Bridge Board had “been selected to engage in further planning and ... Read more

  • 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 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

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Rep. Cuellar with Spirit of Enterprise Award for 11th Time
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has bestowed this award to Congressman Cuellar 11 times since he entered the United States Congress in 2005. Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presenting the Spirit of Enterprise award to Congressman Cuel... 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

  • Bipartisan Bill to Increase North Am. Devel. Bank Funds Introduced by Texas Border Congressmen
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Late yesterday afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017, co-sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX). This legislation provides the North American Development Bank (NADB) with needed funds to invest in clean drinking water, sewag... 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 Issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Pertaining to Construction of a Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statement regarding the executive orders President Trump signed today that would attempt to begin construction of a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border: “Today, President Trump made the disappointing move of signing an executive order setting the wheels in motion for the potential construction of a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border. This is a 14th Century solution to a 21st Century problem; and a decision I cann... Read more