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Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $26 Million in Federal Reimbursement for Mission Reach Project

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar has helped secure $26 million in reimbursements for the San Antonio/Bexar County Mission Reach Project in the 2020 Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan. This comes from federal funding the Congressman allocated this year, as a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The Mission Reach Project is a United States Army Corps of Engineers proj... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Takes Action to Protect Americans’ Health Care

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar voted in favor of H. Res. 826, a resolution expressing disapproval of the Administration's harmful actions toward Medicaid. Last week, the Administration unveiled its illegal Medicaid block grant plan, inviting states to cap and cut Medicaid. The plan would essentially allow states to receive a waiver to block grant their Medicaid programs for certain l... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Votes Against PRO Act Citing Need to Protect Local Jobs, Small Businesses, Right to Work

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted against H.R. 2474, the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act”. The PRO Act provides a one-size fits all approach that will stifle innovation, take power from workers to union bosses, and further inserts the federal government into the private sector. “Throughout my entire career, I have been a champion for the working men and women of ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Alex Rodriguez of Rio Grande High School at the State of the Union Address

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted Rio Grande City High School student, Alex Rodriguez, to the State of the Union Address. Rodriguez is a senior, who plans on pursuing a career with the United States Border Patrol. The Congressman has selected Rodriguez to be his guest, to honor him for all his hard work, commitment and dedication in wanting to serve our country. “It was a... Read More »

CBS 4: Local RGV teen heads to State of the Union address

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RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (CBS 4) — President Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union address Tuesday on Capitol Hill and one local teenager will be front and center to see history for himself. It's the chance of a lifetime for 18-year-old Alex Rodriguez, a senior at Rio Grande City High School, who was selected by U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar as his guest for the 2020 State of the... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $51.9 million in Future Funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $51.9 million in future funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project. The project will focus on flood management, ecosystem restoration and recreational amenities for Chacon Creek. Congressman Cuellar was able to deliver $3.3 million directly to the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail project. “Green spaces like Chacon Creek are an integral pa... Read More »

4 VALLEY CENTRAL: $149,000 in HUD federal funding awarded to Hidalgo County

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HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (CBS 4) — Congressman Henry Cuellar announced Friday over $149,000 in Department of Housing and Urban Development Funding for housing resources is coming to Hidalgo County and the City of Mission. Cuellar said that through the Family Self-Sufficiency program, the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo will receive $95,306 and the Mission Housing Authority will receive $5... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Invites Alex Rodriguez of Rio Grande High School to State of the Union Address

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Rio Grande City, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) invited Rio Grande City High School student, Alex Rodriguez, to the State of the Union Address on February 4. Rodriguez is a senior, who plans on pursuing a career with the United States Border Patrol. The Congressman has selected Rodriguez to be his guest, to honor him for all his hard work, commitment and dedication in wanting to serve our ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $149,762 in Federal Funding for Public Housing Resources and Recognizes Chairwoman Connie Garza for 50 years of Community Service

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $149,762 in federal funding for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in Hidalgo County and the City of Mission. The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo will receive $95,306 and the Mission Housing Authority of the City of Mission will receive $54,456. These funds will allow local Housing Authorities to employ FSS Coordinators, t... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announce Phase I of Comprehensive Wastewater System Study completed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with the North American Development Bank (NADB), announced the conclusion of the first phase of a study for the rehabilitation of the wastewater collection system in the Arroyo del Coyote basin and the initiation of the second phase, which covers the entire wastewater system in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The study is being funded by the Env... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Applauds the Signing of the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement

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Washington D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. This trade agreement is projected to raise GDP by nearly $70 billion and create upwards of 200,000 American jobs. “Over the past year, I have been working with both Democrats and Republicans to create a trade agreement that be... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Application Extension of Title V, Part A Funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the extension of the application deadline for the FY 2020 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Grant Competition from February 10, 2020 to February 24, 2020. In the 2020 final spending bill, Congressman Cuellar secured over $313.9 million for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), a $69.1 million increase from FY19. “The number... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Fights for a Fair Credit Scoring System

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Washington, D.C-- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is working to enhance consumers’ credit reporting rights by voting for H.R. 3621, the Comprehensive Credit Rating Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency (CREDIT) Act. This legislation will work to create transparency over the reporting and credit scoring process, limit negative reporting of private student loan debt, and inc... Read More »

KVEO: Rep. Cuellar announces extension for funding of Hispanic serving institutions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the extension of the application deadline for the FY 2020 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Grant Competition from February 10, 2020 to February 24, 2020. In the 2020 final spending bill, Congressman Cuellar secured over $313.9 million for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), a $69.1 million increase from FY19. “The numb... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $30,605,083 in Education for the Disadvantaged Funds for Bexar County

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WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $30,605,083 in federal funds from the Department of Education for East Central, Randolph Field, Judson, and North East Bexar County Independent School Districts. The federal funds authorized under Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provide financial assistance to local education agencies with high numbers of ... Read More »