Rep. Cuellar Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony to Upgrade US 59 Loop 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 US 59 Loop, part of the future I-69 corridor. “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...

Rep. Cuellar and the City of Laredo Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for the Market Street Elderly Affordable Rental Housing Project

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the City of Laredo celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Market Street Elderly Affordable Rental Housing Project. The project was made possible by $1,296,695 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). $1,281,695 was provided by HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and $15,000 was provid...

Rep. Cuellar and NADBank Announce $835,000 in Federal Grant Funding for the City of Roma

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the North American Development Bank (NADBank) announced $835,000 in federal grant funding for the City of Roma. “One of my priorities in Congress is to expand and enhance our infrastructure in South Texas. The two federal grants announced today strengthen waste collection and disposal services in Roma, and assess the modernization of the Roma-Mig...

Rep. Cuellar and the Department of Agriculture Announces $28,945,000 in Federal Funds for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $28,945,000 in federal funding for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County. “As Starr County grows, so does its need for proper water infrastructure. Today’s award will increase Union Water Supply Corporation’s capacity for water treatment for many years to come, ensuring access to water ...

Rep. Cuellar's Bill to Rename Post Office After Fallen Servicemembers Passes House

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) celebrated the House passage of his bill renaming the Del Mar Post Office in Laredo after local, fallen military heroes Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, Lance Corporal Juan Rodrigo Rodriguez, and Sergeant Roberto Arizola, Jr. H.R. 2754 will now head to the Senate. “Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, Lance Corporal Juan Rodrigo Rodriguez, and S...

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Pass Tax Cuts for Working Families and Small Businesses

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) voted to pass H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024. The legislation will now head to the Senate. “The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act is a bipartisan measure that provides much-needed tax cuts to South Texas families and small businesses,” said Dr. Cuellar. “I am pleased to see that it includes an e...

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Webinar on Funding Opportunities for Law Enforcement

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) hosted an informational webinar on funding opportunities for law enforcement. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discussed a range of opportunities for eligible entities, including: Equipment Purchase and...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $271,290 in Federal Funding for City Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. announced $271,290 in federal funding for the City of Laredo to complete electrical infrastructure upgrades. The funding comes from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Dr. Cuellar helped pass in 2021. “I helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021 bec...

Rep. Cuellar and Colleagues Visit Mexico on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), along with other members of the Texas delegation, participated in a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other officials regarding the historic surge of migration at the US-Mexico border. Dr. Cuellar was joined by Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10), who led the delegation, a...

Rep. Cuellar Joins Webb County Judge and Laredo Mayor in Unveiling New Laredo Detoxification Center

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and Laredo Mayor Dr. Victor Treviño in unveiling the new Laredo detoxification center, the Roots Recovery Center, located at 1300 Chicago Street. Dr. Cuellar previously secured $2,000,000 in Congressionally-directed funding in FY22 to cover salaries for 35 staff members and internal office costs at the Cent...

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Joins Washington Post Live to Discuss Border Security

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Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar joined a Washington Post event, moderated by Washington Post reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell, to discuss the urgent need for border security measures. During the discussion, Cuellar emphasized the need to address the pull factors that are contributing to the record number of encounters at the U.S. Southern Border. Watch the full discussion here. Key quotes fro...

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on the Recent Death of Three Migrants – a Female Adult and Two Children – Near Shelby Park in Eagle Pass

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) released the following statement on the recent death of three migrants – a female adult and two children – near Shelby Park in Eagle Pass: “I recently learned that three migrants - a female adult and two children - drowned in the Rio Grande River near Shelby Park in Eagle Pass. “Border Patrol learned on Friday, January 12, 2024, at approximately...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $80 Million in Federal Funding to Plug Orphaned Wells in Texas

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Ph.D. (TX-28) and the Department of Interior today announced nearly $80 million in federal funding for orphan well plugging and site mediation in Texas. This major investment will spur economic revitalization, create good-paying jobs, and help mitigate the environmental and health impacts of methane leaks from toxic abandoned oil and gas wells. The funds are provided...

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Confirmation of John A. Kazen to Serve on U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. released the following statement after John A. Kazen’s successful confirmation by the Senate to serve as a federal judge for the Laredo Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kazen was confirmed by a bipartisan vote of 83-14. “I congratulate Judge Kazen on his overwhelming confirmation by the Senate to serve as a Distric...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $545,000 in Federal Funding for SCAN’s Familias Unidas Project to Help Teenagers and Young Adults Combat Substance Use Disorders

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $545,000 in federal funding for Serving Children and Adults in Need’s (SCAN) Familias Unidas Project to help teenagers and young adults combat substance use disorders. This is the third allocation of funding since FY21, bringing the total award amount to $1,635,000. Funding for the Project will continue until FY26, with the projected f...