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Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce Arrival of CDC-Contracted Health Professionals in Laredo to Monitor Zika Virus Detection and Response

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Mayor Pete Saenz and the City of Laredo Health Department today announced the creation of a new office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Laredo, with three CDC-contracted public health professionals. At Congressman Cuellar’s request, the CDC has contracted with Caduceus Healthcare to hire a contracted team of public health professionals that will work with the City of Laredo Health Department and other health professionals from Laredo...

Oregon live: Oregon congressman, others want to pump the brakes on overtime reform

U.S. Congressmen Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon), Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) introduced legislation Thursday to make the phase-in of the new federal overtime rule more gradual. As it stands now, the rule, which will go into effect on Dec. 1, updates the threshold at which salaried "white collar" employees are eligible for overtime. Right now, employees who make $23,660 or more per year are frequently exempt from paid overtime. After Dec. 1, that ...

Cuellar wants to increase transparency at ICE detention centers

Cuellar wants to increase transparency at ICE detention centers In light of some concerning reports out of immigration detention facilities, Laredo's congressman is working to change the way they operate. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Thursday that he secured language in the House Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill designed to increase transparency within ICE detention centers, as well as increased funding for Alternatives to Detention. Concerned with the treatment ...

5 News: Congressmen Pushing to Keep Guest Worker Visa Program Funded

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - A program crucial to small businesses is due for more funding. Seasonal guest worker visas, or H-2B visas, allow businesses to hire foreign workers when demand is high. Some members of Congress are pushing to keep the program alive. "We got to understand there are certain jobs that are available that Americans don't want to do," said Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar filed an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill that would fully fund the visa gue...

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Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce Arrival of CDC-Contracted Health Professionals in Laredo to Monitor Zika Virus Detection and Response

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Mayor Pete Saenz and the City of Laredo Health Department today announced the creation of a new office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Laredo, with three CDC-contracted public health professionals. At Congressman Cuellar’s request, the CDC has contracted with Caduceus Healthcare to hire a contracted team of public health professionals that will work with the City of Laredo Health Department and other health professionals from Laredo...

Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security

Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he helped secure funding in the Fiscal Year 2017 House Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would provide $33.5 million for the operation and support of five tactical aerostats and 17 re-locatable towers that are being deployed by the U.S. Border Patrol to the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo...

Rep. Cuellar Includes Amendment to Homeland Security Appropriations to Help Small Businesses Seeking Seasonal Workers

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he, along with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1), successfully included an amendment to the House Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to help small businesses who depend on H-2B, or temporary guest worker visas. The amendment and the bill passed the committee and now must be voted on by the Full House. Rep. Cuellar speaks at the House Appropriations Committee markup for the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 o...

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EL FINANCIERO: ¿Por qué importan las ideologías de los candidatos estadounidenses a México?

Para nuestros dos países, que comparten una de las fronteras más largas del mundo, un alto volumen de comercio de cerca de 1.5 millones de dólares al día, y con 22 millones de estadounidenses de origen mexicano que vive en los Estados Unidos (EU), las buenas relaciones diplomáticas son la base fundamental para el éxito de nuestras economías. Al ser un representante de EU en demarcación fronteriza, me sorprende que el candidato republicano a la presidencia, Donald Trump, siga amenazando la relaci...

La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia siga trabajando para protegernos contra amenazas del terrorismo de todas partes del mundo. La realidad...

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Associations Praise Congressman Cuellar's 'Yes' Vote for Broad-based Economic Recovery Legislation

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received numerous letters of support and gratitude for his vote last week in favor of broad-based economic recovery: Texas Farm Bureau Farm Bureau praises financial relief bill Friday, October 03, 2008 - WACO – As the U.S. House of Representatives, on the second try, passed a bill designed to rescue the nation’s troubled financial system, Texas’ largest farm organization praised members of the Texas Congressional delegation that voted yes on the plan. “This was ...

Congressman Cuellar Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Carlos Marin and Flight Passengers

Congressman Henry Cuellar issues the following statement on the death of Carlos Marin, Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and other officials: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Carlos Marin, his Mexican Counterpart Arturo Herrera, Jake Brisbin, Jr., Executive Director of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and pilot Matthew Peter Juneau. "Carlos was a friend to all who knew him and was a person who truly cared about the well-being of residents along th...

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS AND LOVED ONES OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement today in acknowledgment of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. "As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. "We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and other...

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Oregon live: Oregon congressman, others want to pump the brakes on overtime reform

U.S. Congressmen Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon), Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) introduced legislation Thursday to make the phase-in of the new federal overtime rule more gradual. As it stands now, the rule, which will go into effect on Dec. 1, updates the threshold at which salaried "white collar" employees are eligible for overtime. Right now, employees who make $23,660 or more per year are frequently exempt from paid overtime. After Dec. 1, that ...

Cuellar wants to increase transparency at ICE detention centers

Cuellar wants to increase transparency at ICE detention centers In light of some concerning reports out of immigration detention facilities, Laredo's congressman is working to change the way they operate. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Thursday that he secured language in the House Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill designed to increase transparency within ICE detention centers, as well as increased funding for Alternatives to Detention. Concerned with the treatment ...

5 News: Congressmen Pushing to Keep Guest Worker Visa Program Funded

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - A program crucial to small businesses is due for more funding. Seasonal guest worker visas, or H-2B visas, allow businesses to hire foreign workers when demand is high. Some members of Congress are pushing to keep the program alive. "We got to understand there are certain jobs that are available that Americans don't want to do," said Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar filed an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill that would fully fund the visa gue...

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