May 10, 2014

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Please take a few minutes to read my latest updates from this past week and remember to sign up for my email list here if you have not already subscribed.


Rep. Cuellar Calls for Reduction of Veterans' Benefits Backlog
Congressman Henry Cuellar spoke on the House Floor in support of increased funds to reduce the benefits claims backlog that affects many Texan veterans.

Veterans of all generations deserve a benefits system that is easy to navigate and responsive to their needs. While progress has been made, more work needs to be done so that no veteran has to wait to receive earned benefits. 

I voted in support of the Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which passed the House on Wednesday evening. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration where it is expected to be approved. 

You can watch my full address here.



Website Named as One of Best in Congress
Please visit my website for more information about the services my office provides, including tours of the Capitol, help with a federal agency, nominations to the United States Service Academies, neighborhood office hours, and much more.

My official website was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) as one of the best congressional websites on Capitol Hill.   My website ranked in the top 10 percent, as he was one of only 44 Representatives to receive the award out of 435 Members in total.   

My staff and I strive to deliver the best level of service to the residents of the 28th District of Texas and we will continue working to ensure that our online communications reflect that mission.  I encourage residents of my district to visit my website for more information about the services my office provides, including tours of the Capitol, help with a federal agency, nominations to the United States Service Academies, neighborhood office hours, and much more.  

Visit my official website HERE.  


Poteet City Hall Visit
My outreach coordinator for Atascosa County, Gilbert Lafuente visited with a second grade class from Poteet Elementary School during their visit to City Hall. We discussed the importance of our youngest citizens learning about the value of civic service.

Second grade students from Poteet Elementary School visited City Hall and met with my outreach coordinator for Atascosa County, Gilbert Lafuente, and Poteet City Manager, Scott Moore. They discussed the importance of public service and my outreach coordinator explained how it is vital to learn about public service and local government at an early age.

2014 Laredo Business Hall of Fame Inductees
My staff presented the newest members of the Laredo Business Hall of Fame their plaques of achievement. Each honoree of the 2014 Class has contributed to the Laredo community by fostering entrepreneurship and supporting the small business environment.

My staff provided Mr. Robert Summers, Dr. Alfredo & Tina Treviño and Mr. & Mrs. Juan Francisco Ochoa a Congressional Certificates of Recognition  for being inducted into the 2014 Laredo Business Hall of Fame.   Each of these recipients has been integral in cultivating entrepreneurship in Greater Laredo. Small business has been an economic driver for job creation in our District for many years and continues to grow today.

Mission Prayer Luncheon
My Outreach Coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, with Mayor Norberto Salinas at a Prayer Luncheon in Mission. This was an excellent opportunity for various groups to get together for a common goal and my staff discussed how we can best work together to serve the community.  


My outreach coordinator for Hidalgo County, Nichole Hernandez, joined the City of Mission, Mission Chamber of Commerce, and representation from diverse religious groups at Mayor Norberto Salinas’s Prayer Luncheon in Mission.  It was a very productive event to get members of various groups together for a singular purpose and my staff discussed how we can best work together to serve the Mission community.  

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NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday, May 13th

​Elmendorf
9:30am - 10:00am

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

Poth City Hall
200 N Carroll
1:00pm - 2:00pm

La Salle County Offices
Court House Square
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cotulla, TX

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

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

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

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

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


​Thursday, May 15th

​Campbellton/Callihan
​(call office for appointment)
9:00am - 10:00am

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

Open to San Antonio

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

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

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