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Reps. Cuellar, Castro, and Doggett Secure Amendment to Improve Utility Service Infrastructure for San Antonio and Military Community

WASHINGTON— Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Joaquín Castro (TX-20), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) secured an amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 to improve utility service infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the City of San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar said: “San Antonio is experiencing rapid population growth in Bexar County and it is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The increasing need for wastewater services is an es...

Rep. Cuellar, Mayor Nirenberg Announce $1.5m Federal Investment in San Antonio Homeland Security Preparedness

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $1.5 million federal investment for fiscal year 2018 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand and improve homeland security preparedness. The funds are part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and are specifically geared to address the unique planning, organization, training and eq...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $130 Million in Appropriations Bill to Help Citrus Growers

WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $130 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, secured in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways to protect the citrus industry. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured $61 million for th...

LMT ONLINE: 'It's such a punch in the gut': Border wall construction could affect wildlife near Laredo

Just a month ago, Marianna Treviño-Wright, the executive director of the National Butterfly Center, scoffed at the mere suggestion that President Donald Trump's border wall threatened the 100-acre preserve. Now she isn't so sure. In search of wildlife during a recent stroll through 70 acres of the center, south of a levee that cuts through the property, Treviño-Wright found construction crews clearing trees and brush. "I'm stunned," she said. "It's such a punch in the gut." Earlier this month, t...

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Reps. Cuellar, Castro, and Doggett Secure Amendment to Improve Utility Service Infrastructure for San Antonio and Military Community

WASHINGTON— Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Joaquín Castro (TX-20), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) secured an amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 to improve utility service infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the City of San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar said: “San Antonio is experiencing rapid population growth in Bexar County and it is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The increasing need for wastewater services is an es...

Rep. Cuellar, Mayor Nirenberg Announce $1.5m Federal Investment in San Antonio Homeland Security Preparedness

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $1.5 million federal investment for fiscal year 2018 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand and improve homeland security preparedness. The funds are part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and are specifically geared to address the unique planning, organization, training and eq...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $130 Million in Appropriations Bill to Help Citrus Growers

WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $130 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, secured in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways to protect the citrus industry. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured $61 million for th...

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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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LMT ONLINE: 'It's such a punch in the gut': Border wall construction could affect wildlife near Laredo

Just a month ago, Marianna Treviño-Wright, the executive director of the National Butterfly Center, scoffed at the mere suggestion that President Donald Trump's border wall threatened the 100-acre preserve. Now she isn't so sure. In search of wildlife during a recent stroll through 70 acres of the center, south of a levee that cuts through the property, Treviño-Wright found construction crews clearing trees and brush. "I'm stunned," she said. "It's such a punch in the gut." Earlier this month, t...

RADIO AMERICA: Demócratas de Texas se oponen al muro en refugio de la fauna

Varios legisladores demócratas de Texas desean más detalles sobre los planes preliminares para construir una sección del muro con México en un refugio federal para la fauna, ya que consideran que ello podría dañar gravemente el medio ambiente. Autoridades federales les han dicho a los propietarios de tierras y a funcionarios locales que planean construir el muro en unos cinco kilómetros (tres millas) del dique del río que pasa por el Refugio Nacional de la Fauna Santa Ana. El gobierno del presi...

SA CURRENT: Border Wall Construction's First Stop: Texas Wildlife Preserves

President Donald Trump's long-proposed wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has hit more than a few bumps along the road to its construction. Resistance from Congress to expedite the billions in federal dollars needed to start construction. Strong opposition from bipartisan lawmakers representing border communities. A leaked conservation between Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, where the newly-elected U.S. president begs Peña Nieto to stop telling the press Mexico wouldn't pay for the...

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