Reps. Cuellar, Castro, Casar Secure New Shelter and Services Dollars for San Antonio

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Today, Congressmen Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Greg Casar (TX-35) released the following statement in appreciation of[KG1] the newly announced $17.8 million from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s S...

Rep. Cuellar Delivers Wins for Colonias and Farmworkers

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Last month, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to pass the FY24 government funding bills that contain provisions to improve quality of life for both colonia and farmworker communities. “As a son of migrant farmworkers, I know firsthand the challenges that the men and women who harvest our food face. Some live in colonias, where ac...

Rep. Cuellar Showcases the Knowledge is Power Project in San Antonio’s East Side

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) showcased the Knowledge is Power project in San Antonio’s East Side alongside local community leaders. The project was made possible by $2,280,000 in Community Project Funding that Dr. Cuellar secured in FY23. The Knowledge is Power project provides K-12 students in San Antonio’s East Side with after-school educational resources to succeed in school,...

Rep. Cuellar Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony to Upgrade State Highway 359 in Laredo

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined state and local leaders in Laredo for the groundbreaking ceremony to upgrade State Highway 359 in Laredo. “As Laredo continues to grow with commercial and non-commercial traffic, securing robust federal transportation funding for South Texas remains a top priority of mine in Congress,” said Dr. Cuellar, a senior member of the House Approp...

Rep. Cuellar Champions Higher Education in Government Funding Bills

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Last week, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to pass an FY24 government funding bill that contains major wins for South Texas colleges and universities. “As a former college professor, I understand the important role that higher education plays in a young person’s career,” said Dr. Cuellar. “I am proud to have fought to incr...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Aaron Fuentes Has Been Accepted to West Point

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced Aaron Fuentes has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. A student at Laredo ISD’s Hector J. Garcia Early College High School, Aaron is an exceptional student. His accolades include membership within the National Honor Society, A&B Honor Roll, a black belt in Karate, and service as an Altar Server at San Martin d...

ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Secures Wins for Law Enforcement in Government Funding Bill

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In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to pass an FY24 government funding bill that prevents a costly government shutdown. In the FY24 government funding bill, Dr. Cuellar championed provisions that support local South Texas law enforcement by ensuring they have the resources to do their jobs well. “I was p...

Rep. Cuellar Celebrates Groundbreaking of the Pleasanton Municipal Airport’s New Fuel Farm

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Pleasanton Municipal Airport’s new fuel farm. The new fuel farm will consist of two 12,000-gallon tanks, a new Jet A fuel tank, and an Avgas fuel tank to provide a better delivery system to local and visiting pilots. The fuel farm will also offer a self-serve system that can be used for heli...

Rep. Cuellar Delivers for South Texas Public Schools

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Last month, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, championed provisions in the FY24 government funding bill that will deliver billions of dollars to South Texas schools, including federal grants for public schools and special education programs. “As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was proud to secure major win...

ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Secures Wins for Working Families in Government Funding Bill

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In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted last week to pass an FY24 government funding bill that prevents a costly government shutdown. In the FY24 government funding bill, Dr. Cuellar championed provisions that will lower the cost of child care, expand access to affordable health care, and support working fam...

ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Stops New Money for Border Wall in Government Funding Bill

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In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, voted on Friday to pass the remaining six government funding bills to keep the government open. In this bipartisan package, supported by the National Border Patrol Council, Ranking Member Cuellar successfully fought to prohibit new funding for border wall co...

ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Secures $15 Million to Expand Border Patrol Checkpoint 29 in Laredo

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In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, secured $15 million in the FY24 Homeland Security funding bill to expand Laredo’s Border Patrol Checkpoint 29 on Interstate 35, a frequent point of traffic delays. The FY24 Homeland Security funding bill was supported by the National Border Patrol Coun...

ICYMI: Rep. Cuellar Secures $650 Million for Shelters and Services Program

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In case you missed it, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, secured $650 million in the FY24 Homeland Security funding for the Shelters and Services Grant Program, an effort he helped establish in 2014. Ranking Member Cuellar released the following statement: “The FY24 Homeland Security funding bill is a though...

Democrats for Border Security Task Force Applauds FY24 Homeland Security Funding Bill

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Today, Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Colin Allred (TX-32), Greg Stanton (AZ-04), Jim Costa (CA-21), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Dina Titus (NV-01), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Susan Wild (PA-07), Jared Golden (ME-02), Gabe Vasquez (NM-02), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Mike Levin (CA-49), Wiley Nickel (NC-13), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Susie ...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Key Border Security Wins in FY 24 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the FY24 Homeland Security Appropriations bill was finalized last night: “In my first fiscal year as Ranking Member, I worked diligently with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to write a bill to fund border security, suppo...