July 27, 2013

July 27, 2013

Congressional Update


Dear Friends,

This week, I would like to share with you several updates during my work week in Washington, D.C. 

My Affordable Housing Loans and Grants Videoconference 

I would like to invite you to my upcoming videoconference on Affordable Housing Loans and Grants, scheduled to take place this Wednesday, July 31st. 

Representatives from both the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developments and the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development division will be providing attendees with useful information on available federal housing loans and grant opportunities.

Alamo Colleges
1813 Tiger Lane, Room 410
Floresville, TX 78114
RSVP Contact: Gilbert LaFuente at gilbert.lafuente@mail.house.gov or (210-271-2851)

San Antonio
HUD San Antonio Field Office
Hipolito Garcia Federal Building, Room 237
615 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
RSVP Contact: Pete Arguello at pete.arguello@mail.house.gov or (210)-271-2851

Texas A&M International University
Western Hemispheric Trade Center, Room 226
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
RSVP Contact: Jorge Garcia at jorge.garcia@mail.house.gov or (956-725-0639)

Rio Grande City
University of Texas Pan-American - Starr County Campus
138 N. FM 3167, Room 1.204
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
RSVP Contact: Nichole Hernandez at nichole.hernandez@mail.house.gov or (956) 424-3942

My Visit with Daniel Marin from the Rio Grande Valley

I was happy to meet with Daniel Marin, a student at Rice University who is originally from San Antonio and grew up across the Rio Grande Valley.  We discussed his plans for the future and his experience as a Texan in Washington, DC.  He is currently completing a summer internship in Washington, D.C. at the National Science Foundation.  I always enjoy meeting with young, promising students.  I wish you the best of luck, Daniel, as you continue your studies!

Daniel Marin, student at Rice University and native of San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley, meets with Congressman Cuellar to discuss his plans for the future.

My staff meets with Social Security Disability and visits the Doctors Hospital in Renaissance

This week, my Outreach Coordinators, Alexis Gallegos and Nichole Hernandez, from Starr County and Hidalgo County, met with administrators and judges from Social Security Disability to discuss pending issues with the Agency. 

Alexis Gallegos - Hidalgo County Outreach Coordinator, Nichole Hernandez - Starr County Outreach Coordinator with representatives from Social Security Disability Adjudication & Review

Later that day, Alexis and Nichole also visited the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to discuss a better healthcare model for the Rio Grande Valley. 

Left to right: Alexis Gallegos - Hidalgo County Outreach Coordinator, Nichole Hernandez - Starr County Outreach Coordinator, Casandra Garcia - Regional Director for Sen. Ted Cruz’s Office, Mario Lizcano, Director of Public Affairs at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Border Caucus Press Conference

On Thursday, I participated in a press conference with five of my colleagues, Representatives Grijalva, Gallego, O'Rourke, Vargas, and Vela.  Together, we are working to transform how Americans see the border region, an area we see as safe and full of opportunities for trade and commerce. 

Congressman Cuellar speaking with Congressman Beto O'Rourke (TX-16) and Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) at the Border Caucus Press Conference.

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

I was honored to provide opening remarks to the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute forum on "Competition and Innovation: How the Internet is Creating Opportunities for Latinos."  Online and technological innovation is vital to our economic success and I was pleased to present my views. 

Congressman Cuellar addresses the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Congressional Briefing, "Competition and Innovation: How the Internet is Creating Opportunities for Latinos."



Congressman Henry Cuellar





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