February 7, 2015

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Congressional Report

Dear Friends,

Please take a moment to read my latest update from this week in Washington and Texas Congressional District 28. You can stay connected by signing up for my weekly email here.

Discussing the Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Border Economy

I met with a panel, including fellow Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX16), on Feb. 3 at the Wilson Center in Washington to talk about the impact and importance of the U.S.-Mexico economy on the border.

Meeting with McAllen Delegation About Border Infrastructure

Members from the McAllen Delegation and I met recently in D.C. to discuss border infrastructure at our bridges and ports of entry. Pictured from left to right are McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, Julian Alvarez with Rio Grande Partnership, myself, Sam Vale with Starr-Camargo Bridge and Jesse Hereford with Border Trade Alliance.

Working with Gov. Abbot's Office for TX28
On Feb. 3, my Chief of Staff Cynthia Gaona met with Jerry Strickland, Executive Director of the Office of State and Federal Relations for new Texas Governor Greg Abbot to discuss the shared goals of new Texas Governor Greg Abbot and District 28.

Meeting with SBA and HHS to discuss the Affordable Care Act
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) visited with my San Antonio District Office last week to discuss issues regarding the Affordable Care Act. These federal agencies have worked with my office and community organizations to provide information on the ACA and health care enrollment.

ACA Workshop in Rio Grande City
My office hosted an Affordable Health Care workshop on Jan. 31 at the Starr County Courthouse Annex in Rio Grande City. Several families made the decision to get health coverage via HealthCare.gov. The deadline to apply for coverage is Feb. 15.

TX28 Federal Agency Tips

Click on the image above to view a video from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to stop the spread of the flu.

Make sure you take the proper steps to avoid getting sick with the flu. This video from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows how you can stop the spread of the flu.

Intern Spotlight
Clarissa Perez is an intern at my Laredo District Office. She is currently a senior St. Augustine High School and decided to intern with my office because she was interested in helping her community.

Clarissa plans to go to college soon and study either public relations or law.

Read more about Clarissa and other interns in my office here.

Find out how to apply for an internship with my office either in the district or in D.C. here.


Henry Cuellar

The House of Representatives is in recess next week


Rep. Cuellar In the News

1/30/15, El Manana: Realizaran estudio por bloqueos

1/28/15, KTRH: Border Patrol Braces for Another Surge

1/28/15, KGNS: Cuellar works to increase efficiency at Laredo Rail Crossings

1/27/15, Cuellar issues statement on disruption at Laredo International Airport

1/26/15, Frio-Nueces Current: Cuellar cites ammendments in voting decision

1/26/15, Zapata County News: House Passes Homeland Security Bill

Neighborhood Office Hours

Tuesday, February 10

​Elmendorf City Hall
203 Bexar Ave.
9:30am - 10:00am
Elmendorf, TX

Floresville City Hall
1120 D Street
10:30am - 12:00pm
Floresville, TX

La Salle County Offices
(every other month)
Court House Square
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cotulla, TX

Encinal City Hall
107 N. Tejas
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Encinal, TX

City Hall Conf. Room
2 1/2 Miles South
Farm Rd 2360
8:00am - 9:00am
La Grulla, TX

Escobares City Hall
4851 East Hwy 83
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Escobares, TX

Rio Grande City, City Hall
101 Washington Street
10:00am - 11:30am
Rio Grande City, TX

Roma Community Center
502 6th Street
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roma, TX

Thursday, February 12

St. Hedwig City Hall
13065 FM 1346
9:00am - 10:00am
St. Hedwig, TX

La Vernia City Hall
102 E. Chihuahua
1:00pm - 2:00pm
La Vernia, TX

Sutherland Springs
(call for appointment)
10:30am - 11:30am
Sutherland, TX

El Cenizo City Hall
507 Cadena St.
9:30am - 10:30am
El Cenizo, TX

Rio Bravo City Hall
1701 Centeno Ln
11:00am - 12:00pm
Rio Bravo, TX

Starr County Warehouse
Bldg. Pct. 4
FM 755 (La Gloria)
10:00am - 11:00am
San Isidro, TX

Starr County Self Help Center
10 Mayorga Street
11:30am - 12:30pm
Rio Grande City, TX
(La Casita)

Have a question about neighborhood office hours?  Call my toll free number at 877-780-0028

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