This past week, I was back in the district visiting with constituents and meeting with local leaders on various projects.
I invited Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the State Department, to a career day at Texas A&M International University in Laredo last week so that he could personally see the talented and diverse group of college students and working professionals in South Texas from which the Department could recruit.
I also met with Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg, along with local and state leaders in Laredo, to discuss transportation funding for our Ports of Entry and highways.
In Laredo, I met with a delegation from Germany to discuss ideas on border security and immigration and met with students in Laredo to encourage them to pursue careers in law.
In San Antonio, I spoke to the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists about the importance of the work they do in healing Texans in pain.
My district staff in the Valley attended the grand opening of the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Rio Grande City.
Lastly, you can read about the great work my interns are doing in my office and watch a video from the Internal Revenue Service about filing an extension for your tax returns if you need more time.
As always, feel free to contact my district offices if you have any issues with a federal agency.
Meeting with Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg in Laredo
Congressman Cuellar Hosts Ambassador Arnold Chacon, State Department Officials at TAMIU
On March 31, I hosted Ambassador Arnold Chacon and other State Department officials at Texas A&M International University’s Career Fair to discuss the importance of recruiting a diverse talent pool to the State Department and the federal government more generally.
Above, from left to right are Diplomat in Residence John Robert;, Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the State Department; Congressman Cuellar; and Derwood Staeben, director of the State Department’s Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment; directly following a Q-and-A with students and young professionals interested in joining the State Department. Click here to read more.
On April 4, I hosted Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg (pictured center with red tie and sunglasses) on a tour of the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, where we discussed ways to bring more transportation funding to Laredo, the nation's largest inland port.
Joining us were representatives from the City of Laredo, including Mayor Pete Saenz (to the right of Congressman Cuellar), representatives from Webb County, including County Judge Tano Tijerina (second from left), representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and state lawmakers, including Representative Richard Raymond, second from right in the photo above.
Discussing Border Security and Immigration with German Delegation in Laredo
Speaking with Students on Careers in Law
On March 31 in Laredo, I met with a German delegation and Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, along with other City representatives, to discuss topics on international border security and immigration.
On April 5, my daughter Catie and I attended the Color of Justice Reception Dinner with 341st District Judge Beckie Palomo to encourage students to study and pursue legal careers.
Speaking at the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists in San Antonio
Meeting with Texas DPS Regional Commander Jose Rodriguez III in Rio Grande City
On April 2, I spoke to the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists in San Antonio about the importance of the work they do in healing Texans in pain. I deeply appreciate the work they do. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Sharad Lakhandal, Dr. Rudy Molina, myself and Dr. Antonio Mancera of Laredo.
On March 31, my southern district outreach coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, met with Jose Rodriguez III, Regional Commander for the Texas Department of Public Safety during the grand opening of the Texas Department of Public Safety Rio Grande City Office, where they discussed combined federal and state projects such as Operation Stone Garden.
Grezia Barrera - Laredo District Office
Grezia, from Laredo, is currently a sophomore studying sociology and business at Texas A&M International University. As an intern in my Laredo office, she helps my staff with casework and outreach activities in our district. She plans to study abroad in Chile and Argentina before graduating.
Extension of Time to File - Internal Revenue Service
Read more about Grezia and other interns in my offices here.
Do you need more time to file your tax return? This video from the IRS will show you how to file an extension. Remember to make your tax payment by the April due date.
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|Congressman Cuellar in the News
- Fox Business, 4/5: Will Clinton obtain 2,383 delegates before the national convention?
- KRGV, 4/5: Deportation Process Different for Cubans
- El Manana de Nuevo Laredo, 4/4: Analizan puente contra bloqueos (Bridge considered to help rail blocking)
- Nuevo Laredo.tv, 4/2: Da Cuellar la bienvenida Arnold Chacón (Cuellar welcomes Arnold Chacon)
- Washington Hispanic, 4/1: Alcaldía de Laredo celebró su aniversario (Laredo City Hall celebrates its anniversary)
- El Manana de Nuevo Laredo: Embajador promociona carreras entre hispanos (Ambassador promotes careers among Hispanics
- U.S. Department of State, 4/1: Recruiting the Next Generation of U.S. Diplomats and Public Servant
- Laredo Morning Times, 4/1: Cuellar courts student
- KGNS, 3/31: TAMIU hosts Outreach Recruitment even
- KXOF, 3/31: State Department Officials at TAMIU
- Laredo Morning Times, 3/31: Local students encouraged to join ranks of State Department
- Fox News, 3/30: Officials see 'influx' of Cuban immigrants as lawmakers eye immigration change
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