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Rep. Cuellar Secures $229K for Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program in Mission

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Mission, Texas—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Mission Police Department has been awarded $229,963 from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the expansion of an arrest diversion program that redirects severely mentally ill individuals from jail to mental health and substance abuse treatment centers. The program ensures that officers are equipped to safel...

Cuellar Votes to Keep Federal Government Open

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to pass legislation that will keep the government open through December 16. This bipartisan legislation is a temporary measure to afford Congress sufficient time to complete the fiscal year 2023 omnibus. The bill provides relief to communities recovering from natural disaster...

House Passes Public Safety Legislation Following Cuellar Letter

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Washington, DC—Today, the House passed a sweeping package of bills to bolster public safety and support local police departments. Earlier this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) led a push to bring these bills up for a vote. Joined by 11 other Members of Congress, Congressman Cuellar wrote to House leadership urging them to bring the package to the Floor without delay. “Crime affects every co...

Cuellar, Gonzales Lead Letter of Support for Renewal of NIH Award to Improve Health and Quality of Life for Uninsured, Underinsured, Rural and Minority Populations in South Texas

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) wrote a bipartisan letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acting Director Lawrence Tabak, requesting renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and its academic home, the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS). Continuing the National Institutes of Health’s funding for t...

Cuellar Highlights Federal Resources for South Texas Seniors

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar highlighted federal benefits available to seniors in South Texas and the rest of the United States. These resources assist with the cost of healthcare services, home energy bills, and healthy food. “Most seniors live on a fixed income and without the benefits the federal government provides they would be struggling to make ends meet. That is w...

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Help South Texas Seniors Get More Efficient Care

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted for H.R. 3171, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. This bipartisan legislation, which I cosponsored, helps seniors get essential healthcare and improves health outcomes by cutting red tape. The bill modernizes the antiquated prior authorization process in Medicare Advantage, which still often requires doctors and pati...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $2 Million for SCAN’s HIV and Mental Health Expansion Project

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Laredo, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) will receive a total of $1,940,000 over the next four years for the Frontera HIV and Mental Health Expansion Project from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funding will support the treatment of nearly 400 Webb County residents (100 residents per year) at high...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $1.6 Billion in Funding for Laredo Transportation Projects

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1.628 billion in transportation funding for the Laredo area. The funds are authorized through the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), which is the state’s 10-year plan to guide the development of transportation work across the state. The $1.6 billion in funding includes 16 highway projec...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $13.75 Million for Laredo International Airport Upgrades

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Laredo Airport

Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $13.75 million in federal funding for upgrades at Laredo International Airport. The funding, provided through three separate grants, will be used by the airport to create a marketing program advertising its airport services. The funding will also be used to upgrade the H1, H2 and Alpha Taxiways. Lastly, the funding will be used for th...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $375,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Zapata County

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Zapata Cuellar

Zapata, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $375,000 in federal funds to support border security in Zapata County. The money will be used by the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant P...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Starr County

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Starr Stonegarden

Rio Grande City, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,000,000 in federal funds to support border security in Starr County. The money will be used by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The $3,000,000 is an increase of $608,000 from 2021. The U.S. D...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $660K Federal Earmark for Upgrades to Zapata County Sheriff HQ

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Zapata Sheriff's HQ

Zapata, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference to announce a new $660,000 federal earmark for Zapata County’s Sheriff Department Headquarters. The funding will support upgrades to the headquarters with the addition of interview rooms, an evidence room, a records room, and an expansion of workspace. Additionally, the funding will also support new technology and...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $4.3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Webb County

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Webb County Stonegarden

Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,305,000 in federal funds to support border security in Webb County. The money will be used by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to pay for: Overtime and applicable fringe benefits for the police officers of Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo Police Dept., Offices of the Constables, Pct. 1-4, and the Investigators of the Webb Co...

Cuellar Statement on Accomplishments for Border Patrol and Other Border Law Enforcement

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement about his long-standing commitment and advocacy for Border Patrol and other border law enforcement: “I have been dedicated to supporting our border law enforcement personnel with pay raises, healthcare and mental health support, education funding, equipment, technology, uniform allowance, and other resources. My...

Reps. Cuellar and Gonzales Announce $200,000 in Federal Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement in La Salle County

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Cotulla, TX— Today, U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (TX-23) announced $200,000 in federal funds to support border security in La Salle County. The money will be used by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security...