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Cuellar Releases Statement on Biden Letter to Oil Refineries

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s letter to oil refineries: “The Biden administrations recent letter to refiners does not resolve the issue at hand. What we need is dialogue. We need real solutions,” said Congressman Cuellar. “In fact, the Oil and Gas industry employs over 200,000 hardworking Americans, co...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Nearly $10 Million for Summer Meal Reimbursements in Starr County

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Roma, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced $9,955,285.46 in federal funding for the reimbursement of summer meals for children in Starr County. Last summer, Starr County students received $6,275,522.71 worth of lunches and $3,679,762.75 worth of breakfasts through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These programs provide nutritio...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Nearly $3.7 Million for Summer Meal and Snack Reimbursements in Atascosa County

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Pleasanton, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced $3,671,173.73 in federal funding for the reimbursement of summer meals for children in Atascosa County. Last summer, Atascosa County students received $2,407,056.29 worth of lunches, $1,257,842.88 worth of breakfasts, and $6,274.56 worth of snacks through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) , the School Breakfast Program ...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Over $112 Million for Summer Meal, Milk, and Snack Reimbursements in Bexar County

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San Antonio, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced $112,030,451.01 in federal funding for the reimbursement of summer meals for children in Bexar County. Last summer, Bexar County students received $79,017,826.81 worth of lunches, $32,448,070.29 worth of breakfasts, $562,847.04 worth of snacks, and $1,706.87 worth of milk through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) , the...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Nearly $2.1 Million for Summer Meal Reimbursements in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced $2,061,892.15 in federal funding for the reimbursement of summer meals for children in Zapata County. Last summer, Zapata County students received $1,329,021.89 worth of lunches and $732,870.26 worth of breakfasts through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These programs provide nutrit...

Cuellar Secures Nearly $1.2 Million for PILLAR to Enhance Overdose and Prevention Activities

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) in Laredo will receive $1,196,880 through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will help support the implementation of Project PAW (Positive Affirmation at Work) to enhance the organization’s current overdose and prevention activities and ...

Congressman Cuellar Secures Federal Funding for Starr County Students to Prepare for College

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $1,773,690 for students in Starr County through the Upward Bound program. The grants are awarded through the U.S. Department of Education and support high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree in preparing for college. The goal of Upward Bound is ...

Congressman Cuellar Secures Federal Funding for Webb County Students to Prepare for College

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $453,211 for students in Webb County through the Upward Bound program. The grants are awarded through the U.S. Department of Education and support high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree in preparing for college. The goal of Upward Bound is to ...

Cuellar Secures $1.5 Million for Gateway Community Health Center

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that Gateway Community Health Center will receive $1,501,260 through the Health Resources & Services Administration, a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support the Health Center Cluster in Webb and Zapata counties. “I am very excited to award the Gateway Community Health Center with...

Cuellar Votes for Supplemental Funding Legislation to Address Infant Formula Shortage

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Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted today for H.R. 7790, a supplemental appropriations bill to provide $28 million in emergency funding to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the resources it needs to address the urgent infant formula shortage and help prevent it from ever happening again. “Parents across the United States have spent the last few weeks search...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $1.225 Million for Atascosa Health Center

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that Atascosa Health Center will receive $1,225,510 through the Health Resources & Services Administration, a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support the Health Center Cluster in Atascosa County. “I am very excited to award the Atascosa Health Center with this federal grant funding...

Cuellar Secures Flood Protection Projects Study for Webb, Zapata, and Starr Counties and Invasive Species Mitigation in the Rio Grande River

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA) for flood risk management, invasive species mitigation, and harmful algae bloom protection in the Rio Grande River basin in Texas. Specifically, the language authorizes an Army Corps study related to flood protection projects for Webb, Zapata, and Starr counties to mitigate ...

Cuellar Asegura Casi $400 mil para PILLAR para Mejorar las Actividades de Prevención y Sobredosis

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Washington, DC— El Congresista de EE.UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció que Personas con Ideas de Amor, Libertad, Aceptación y Respeto (PILAR) en Laredo recibirán $398,960 a través del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS). La subvención ayudará a respaldar la implementación del Proyecto PAW (Afirmación positiva en el trabajo) para mejorar las actividades actuales de prevención y sobredos...

Cuellar Statement on Baby Formula Shortage

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on the nationwide baby formula shortage: “The current supply chain shortage of baby formula disproportionately affects women and children from underserved communities: about half of infant formula sold nationwide is purchased with WIC (Women, Infant and Children) benefits, which restrict the types of form...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Investment Request for Binational River Park Project

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he requested $2 million in community project funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) and the City of Laredo to restore a segment of the Rio Grande River—Laredo’s only source of drinking water—and address key challenges that threaten water security through invasive species management and native species reforest...