April 16, 2016

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Dear Friends,

This past week, I visited with constituents and leaders in Bexar, Atascosa, Webb and Hidalgo Counties to discuss a variety of issues.

In San Antonio, I visited with the University of Texas Health Science Center President William L. Henrich during a tour of the new teaching facilities. I also recognized four students at both Judson Early College Academy and Randolph High School who were accepted into one of our four national service academies.

In Poteet, I attended the annual Strawberry Festival Parade, where I met with fellow constituents.

In Laredo, I met with U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez at headquarters in Laredo to discuss issues regarding border security for the area covering Laredo to Brownsville.

In Mission, I met with constituents and media from around the Rio Grande Valley to provide a legislative update on border security and border infrastructure.

My staff in Washington and in the district met with constituents to provide tours and discuss legislative issues.

Lastly, I provide you with a spotlight of one of my interns in the district and some useful information from the Federal Trade Commission about ways to go about paying your auto loan.

Next week I will be back in Washington, continuing to support and advocate for the 28th District.

Visiting the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

On April 7, I met with Dr. William L. Henrich, president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio at San Antonio, during a tour of the campus and new teaching facilities.

Meeting with the Texas Cattle Feeders Association in D.C.

Last Tuesday in Washington, I met with Jason Peeler, of Floresville, and Vice Chairman Texas Cattle Feeders Association, to discuss agricultural issues in my district.

San Antonio Constituents Visit My Office in Washington
On April 7, the Beckelhymer family of San Antonio visited my office in Washington, where my staff gave them a tour of the U.S. ‪‎Capitol‬ and escorted them to the White House.

Meeting with U .S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector Chief

On April 8, I met with U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez at headquarters in Laredo to discuss issues regarding border security.

Meeting with State Rep. Oscar Longoria and Sen.Juan Hinojosa to Discuss Border Security in the Rio Grande Valley

On April 11, State Rep. Oscar Longoria (left), state Sen. Juan Hinojosa (right) and I sat down in my Mission district office to discuss important border infrastructure and security issues with Valley media.

Congressman Cuellar Participates in Poteet Strawberry Festival Parade 

On April 9, I met with constituents and participated in the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Parade.

Visiting with the Texas Farm Bureau
On April 12, my staff in Washington met with representatives of the Texas Farm Bureau to discuss the importance of protecting crop insurance, the benefits of trade and passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Texas agriculture and the need to pass a good GMO labeling bill. From left to right in the photo: Russell Boening, President of the Texas Farm Bureau, Wilson County; Wanda and Robert Noah, Atascosa County; Marcia Jones, Wilson County; and Buddy Earles, Webb County.

Recognizing Service Academy Acceptances from Students in Bexar County

On April 7, I recognized four San Antonio-area students who were accepted into our national service academies, three of which I personally nominated. All students will begin their studies at the service academies this fall. I applaud their hard work and wonderful accomplishments. Click here to read more.

Meeting with Coastal Bend College Students and Staff
On April 8, my Washington staff gave a Capitol tour to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students and staff from Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton who were visiting for a convention.

Visiting with Constituent in Mission

I was glad to meet with constituent Juan Jose Covarrubias to discuss immigration issues in Mission this week.

Opening of Affordable Multifamily Housing in Rio Grande City
My southern district outreach coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, recently attended the grand opening of La Esperanza del Rio, an affordable multifamily housing facility in Rio Grande City. Pictured from left to right are Sara Reidy and Linda Brown of Casa Linda Development Corporation and Economic Strategic Solutions Inc, and Outreach Coordinator Nichole Hernandez.

Intern Spotlight
Analyssa Ayala  - Laredo District Office

Analyssa is a native of Laredo and is currently both a high school senior at the Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies and a college sophomore at Texas A&M International University, where she is studying psychology. She plans to obtain a Master of Arts in clinical health counseling. She is interested in politics and government and helps my Laredo district office with constituent services and outreach.

Read more about Analyssa and other interns in my offices here.

Paying Your Car Loan - Federal Trade Commission
This video from the Federal Trade Commission shows why you don't want to pay fees to a business that promises to lower your monthly car payment or help stop a repossession.

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