January 10, 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.

114th Congress Begins

I was sworn in to the 114th Congress, which is my sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, by Speaker of the House John Boehner and my wife Imelda on Jan. 6 in Washington.

This past Tuesday, I was officially sworn in to the 114th Congress in Washington, D.C. As the new Congress begins, I’m ready to get right to work on the issues that are important to the 28th District like creating jobs, and making sure every Texan has access to quality, affordable healthcare and education.

Texans know how to work hard and work together to get things done, and it’s my hope that in this new Congressional session, my colleagues in Washington are as ready as I am to adopt that philosophy in Congress.

Click here to read more about my vision for TX28 during the 114th Congress.

Meeting with Rep. Latta

My wife Imelda and I met with Rep. Bob Latta and his family on Jan. 6 after our swearing in to discuss our priorities for the new Congress.

It was great to discuss our goals for the new Congress with fellow House member Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH5). I had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful family while they were in D.C. for his swearing in.

My office hosted an open house after I was sworn in, where I got to speak with constituents and colleagues about the issues affecting Texas and our country.

Swearing in for new Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 4

My Outreach Coordinator for Bexar County, Gilbert Lafuente met with new Bexar County Commission for Precinct 4, Tommy Calvert, Jr. during his swearing in on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in San Antonio to discuss how our offices can further work together to provide services to the Bexar County residents.

Meeting with USCIS Representatives

In an effort to enhance customer service and community relations, my Southern District Outreach Coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, met with U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office Director Mrs. Norma Limon, Supervisor Immigration Services Officer Gaynor Martinez, Immigration Services Officer II Laura Zepeda and Community Relations Officer Jacque Crouse, as well as representatives from Port Isabel Independent School District, University of Texas Brownsville and University of Texas Pan American last month.

Rio Bravo Mayor Swearing In

Last month, my outreach coordinator for Webb, Zapata and La Salle counties, Michael Buentello, attended the swearing in for the new Mayor of Rio Bravo, Francisco Pena and to talk about how our offices can work together to serve the residents of Rio Bravo.

TX28 Federal Agency Tips

Click on the image above to view a video from the Department of Treasury on a new program about mortgage assistance options.

Owning a home is a worthwhile investment for many Texas families. This video from the Department of Treasury explains a new program with mortgage assistance options that can make owning a home easier and more affordable.

Intern Spotlight

McAllen native Kristen Perez is an intern at my Mission District Office. She's currently a sophomore studying political science at the University of Texas Pan American.

Kristen enjoys helping constituents with their needs. Public service has always been an area of interest for Kristen, who plans gain more experience in the field after graduation and enter law school. She eventually would like to pursue a career in politics.

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


Henry Cuellar

The House of Representatives is in recess next week


Rep. Cuellar In the News

12/31/14, Pleasanton Express: Looking Back at 2014

1/2/15, El Manana de Nuevo Laredo: Reciben fondo para combatir enfermedades

1/5/15, Fusion: Mexico’s embattled president looks for a fresh start in Washington

1/6/15, KGNS: Cuellar Sworn into 114th Congress

1/6/15, NTN24: Congresista Henry Cuellar aseguró en NTN24 que demócratas “esperan poder trabajar” en conjunto con los republicanos

1/7/15, Los Angeles Times: Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

Neighborhood Office Hours

Tuesday, January 13

(call for appointment)
9:00am - 10:00am

McMullen County Courthouse
Commissioners Court Room
SH 16 @ Elm Street
10:30am - 11:30am
Tilden, TX

Christine City Office
102 S. 10th St.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Christine, TX

Windcrest City Hall
8601 Midcrown
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Windcrest, TX

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

Bruni Community Center
303 12th Street
9:00am - 10:00am
Bruni, TX

Mirando City Quad City
Community Center
917 N. Main Street
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mirando, TX

Oilton Elementary School Library
300 DeSpain St.
10:30am - 11:30am
Oilton, TX

Thursday, January 15

Converse City Hall
403 Seguin
9:00am - 10:00am
Converse, TX

China Grove
(call for appointment)
10:30am - 11:30am
China Grove, TX

Open to San Antonio

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

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