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Rep. Cuellar Announces $59,004 in Federal Funding for Laredo’s Law Enforcement

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $59,004 in federal funding for City of Laredo’s Police Department. These funds, allocated through the Department of Justice’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), will be used to ensure our law enforcement has the tools, programs, personnel and resources necessary to protect and serve the region. “When it comes to the safety of our community... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar on DHS’ Extension of ‘Non-Essential’ Travel Restrictions to October 21

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to extend the limitation of non-essential travel at land ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border through October 21st. This announcement comes days after the U.S. State Department decided to lower its travel advisory for Mexico to a Level 3 ‘Reconsider Trave... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Delivers $3 Million in Federal Funds to Mission EDC

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) delivered $3 million in federal funding to Mission Economic Development Corporation (EDC). These funds, awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), will help develop and enhance Shary Village Industrial Park with the construction of water and sewer improvements - creating close to 300 jobs, attracting private investment, expan... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar on the Lifting of the State Department’s Travel Restrictions for Mexico

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding U.S. State Department’s decision to lower its travel advisory for Mexico to a Level 3 ‘Reconsider Travel’ from its highest possible Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’. Read the State Department’s advisory here. This travel advisory comes days before Mexico’s foreign ministry requested from the Department of Homeland... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar released the following statement regarding the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month: “Each year from September 15th to October 15th, we come together as a nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and honor the history, culture, and contributions of the Hispanic community. From advancing the arts and sciences, to serving in our Armed Forces, Hispanic A... Read More »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: Trump’s memo about undocumented immigrants was designed to cause confusion

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LAREDO, Texas – President Trump’s memo to the Commerce Department asking it to ignore undocumented immigrants counted in Census 2020 was designed to stoke fear in the community. This is the view of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The Laredo Democrat was commentating on a ruling by a three-judge federal panel that found Trump lacked the authority to remove non-citizens from census counts used to allot Hou... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar protests partial border shutdown, presents plan for reopening

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference Friday as he protested and presented a plan on the ongoing partial border closure policy against Mexican citizens traveling into the country in efforts to save area businesses and bring the economy back to life. The plan presented by the congressman focuses on reducing or eliminating restrictions on non-essential travel while limiting the further ... Read More »

TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO: Ahead Of Fall Shopping Season, Laredo Business Leaders Renew Calls To Ease Border Restrictions

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Border business leaders joined Congressman Henry Cuellar in downtown Laredo on Friday to once again urge the federal government to ease travel restriction at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. Pointing to an almost empty street and various closed locales with for rent or for sale signs, they said the lack of Mexican shoppers is hurting businesses along the border. “These restrictions ha... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $3.8 Million in Federal Funds for Mission and Hidalgo County’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mission, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,836,793 in federal funds for Mission and Hidalgo County’s coordinated response to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it. These funds were awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. “It is critical that our local officials, and the communities they... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.1 Million in Federal Funds for Laredo’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,165,528 in federal funds for the City of Laredo’s coordinated response to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it. These funds were awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. “It is critical that our local officials, and the communities they serve, h... Read More »

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS: Under sex crime spotlight, Army didn’t take long to shake up Fort Hood command

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FORT HOOD — By the time details of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and death had fully emerged, there was little doubt a shakeup was coming here. Multiple investigations were being launched, and the media spotlight was relentless as Guillén’s family and a universe of sexual assault and harassment victims accused the post itself — its attitude and response to sexual misconduct — of being ... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Gateway Community Health Center receives $291K in federal funding

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Gateway Community Health Center, which serves approximately 30,000 registered patients between their six clinics in the area, recently received $291,000 in federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center Cluster Program and the Quality Improvement Awards. The Health Center Cluster Program, which awarded Gateway $167,000, works to achieve health equity in rural... Read More »

PLEASANTON EXPRESS: Rep. Cuellar Announces $250,893 in Federal Funding to Atascosa Health Center

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $250,893 in federal funding to Atascosa Health Center. These funds, awarded through Health Resources and Services Administration’ Health Center Cluster program and Quality Improvement Awards, will help Atascosa provide critical health care services to communities in Atascosa, McMullen, and Wilson counties “Atascosa Health Center is the backbone to our he... Read More »

THE MONITOR: Hidalgo County, La Joya housing authorities receive more than $124k

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Nearly $125,000 in federal funds have been secured for Hidalgo County and La Joya housing authorities to continue supporting families through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar announced Wednesday in a virtual news conference. The funds, which were awarded through the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, also come after Hurricane Hanna, which tore through the Rio... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $291,264 in Federal Funding to Gateway Community Health Center

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $291,264 in federal funding to Gateway Community Health Center. These funds, awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster Program and the Quality Improvement Awards these funds will help Gateway Community provide critical health care services to communities in Zapata and Webb Counties. “Gate... Read More »