January 31, 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.

Laredo Constituent Joins Me for State of the Union Address

Last week, I hosted Laredo eighth grade educator Maribel Urbina during President Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 20 in Washington. Maribel was able to get a first-hand experience into how our government works and will discuss the President's speech with her students.
Homeland Security Discusses Goals
The Department of Homeland Security discussed their mission and goals with myself and other members of Congress on Jan. 22 in Washington.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson led the discussion with members of Congress last Thursday.

I spoke to Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske about border security during the orientation.

Honoring Judge Stella Saxon
My outreach coordinator for Atascosa and Wilson Counties, Gilbert Lafuente, presented the 281st Judicial District Court's Honorable Judge Stella Hartman Saxon of Karnes City, Texas, with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition on Jan. 20.

Saxon has served the citizens of Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle and Wilson Counties for over two decades and has contributed greatly to many communities in South Texas.

Cotulla Residents Turn Out for ACA Workshop
My office hosted an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage workshop at Cotulla High School in La Salle County on Jan. 23.

Families Enroll in Health Care in Mission

Families and individuals were able to get their questions answered and sign up for health insurance plans during an ACA workshop I hosted at the Speer Memorial Library in Mission, Texas, on Jan. 23.

Meeting with Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul
My Southern District Outreach Coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, attended a meeting with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX10), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and other leaders to discuss border security and funding on Jan. 25 in Mission.

Visiting with Rio Grande City's New Police Chief
My Outreach Coordinator, Narda Terrones, recently visited Rio Grande City’s new Chief of Police, Noe Castillo, to see how our offices can work together to serve the local community.

TX28 Federal Agency Tips

Click on the image above to view a video from the Federal Trade Commission on how to deal with debt and debt collectors.

Many of us have debt. This video from the Federal Trade Commission explains your rights when dealing with debt collectors as well as resources for helping you manage your debt.


Henry Cuellar

The House of Representatives is in recess next week


Rep. Cuellar In the News

1/26/15, KGNS: Henry Cuellar working to save taxpayer money, eliminate government waste

1/25/15, Laredo Morning Times: Rep. Cuellar joins powerful groups

1/22/15, San Antonio Business Journal: San Antonio lawmakers land key committee assignments in new Congress

1/22/15, WOAI: New USAF Command Will Locate At Lackland

1/21/15, San Antonio Express-News: Air Force headquarters to bring 350 jobs to S.A.

1/20/15, KSAT 12: Rep. Cuellar Reacts to State of the Union Address

1/19/15, Periodico Enlace: Cuellar Wants CBP Agents to
'Interact Respectfully' with Border Crossers

Neighborhood Office Hours

Tuesday, February 3

​Pleasanton City Hall
108 2nd Street
10:00am - 11:30am
Pleasanton, TX

Jourdanton County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Circle
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Jourdanton, TX

Charlotte City Maint Bldg
11 Bruce Place
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Charlotte, TX

Selma Stage Stop Visitor Center
9374 Valhalla
9:00am - 10:00am
Selma, TX

Universal City - Public Works Conference Room
265 Kitty Hawk Rd.
10:30am - 11:30am
Universal City, TX

Live Oak City Hall
8001 Shin Oak Dr.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Oak, TX

Falcon Community Center
Third at Ramireno
9:15am - 10:15am
Falcon, TX

Zapata County Courthouse
200 E. 7th Ave.
11:00am - 12:00
Zapata, TX

Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Office
1103 Hwy 83
1:15pm - 2:00pm
San Ygnacio, TX

Mission City Hall
1201 E. 8th Street
9:00am - 10:00am
Mission, TX

Palmview Multi Purpose Ctr.
406 West Veterans Blvd.
10:15am - 11:15am
Palmview, TX

Palmhurst City Hall
4417 North Shary Road
11:30am - 12:30am
Palmhurst, TX

Thursday, February 5

Open to Laredo

La Joya Senior Citizens Center
925 Lee Street
11:00am - 12:00pm
La Joya, TX

Fire Dept. Meeting Room
500 Cenizo
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sullivan City, TX

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

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