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Rep. Cuellar Announces $15,000 for Innovative Technology Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $15,000 dollars in funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio to support student-led research in the fight against Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB). These funds were awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as a part of the awarding of $300,000 in total funding for 21 teams of undergraduate and graduate students across the coun... Read More »

San Antonio Potentially Loses $76.7 Million for Essential Military Projects

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released a list of military construction projects whose funds could be diverted to help build President Trump’s border wall as a result of his national emergency declaration. This includes $76.7 million worth of urgently needed funds for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in San Antonio. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a strong supporter of military installat... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $350,000 to the Alamo Area Council of Governments

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Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced an award of $353,475 in federal funds for the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG). Through the continued efforts of both Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Joaquin Castro (TX-20), these funds will be used to help senior veterans in Bexar County. This award comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Senior Corps Choose Home S... Read More »

Congressman Cuellar Announces $81,000 for Lytle Volunteer Fire Department to Increase Firefighter Safety Measures

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced an award of $81,000 for the Lytle Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) to increase firefighter safety measures. Through a cost-sharing arrangement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided $73,637 in federal funding, with the Lytle VFD contributing an additional $7,363. These funds will allow Lytle VFD to utilize much needed dual-bandwid... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony of New San Antonio Federal Courthouse

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with members from the San Antonio Congressional Delegation, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Antonio Federal Courthouse, the culmination of years of work in Congress. In the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Rep. Cuellar secured a $117.4 million U.S. Genera... Read More »

Investiture of Two New Immigration Judges from Laredo

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Today, Judge Melissa Joy Garcia and Judge Elizabeth Martinez from Laredo, Texas, were sworn in as Immigration Judges by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). For years, Congressman Cuellar has made it a top priority to obtain funding for additional Immigration Judges and get attorneys from the border to pursue these important positions. Through the appropriations process, the Congressman ... Read More »

Reps. Cuellar, McCaul, and Peterson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Inspire Future Farmers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Michael T. McCaul (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. This legislation creates a tax exemption for the first $5,000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants. Congressman Cuellar: “Agriculture is the backbone of our n... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Increases Staffing at Ports of Entry with 1,200 New CBP Officers

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure funding for innovative non-intrusive imaging equipment, additional canine teams, and 600 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package. He also included language that will encourage CBP to hire an additional 600 officers, whose salaries will be paid for with custom fees, with the pote... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on President Trump’s New Demand for Additional Wall Funding

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Congressman Henry Cuellar released the following statement on President Trump’s request for $8.6 billion for the border wall in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020: “President Trump’s request is simply short-sighted and fiscally irresponsible. Any budget that allocates billions towards a border wall is bad policy and an unacceptable waste of taxpayer dollars. “Congress has made it clear that ... Read More »

Declaración del Congresista Cuellar sobre la nueva demanda del presidente Trump de fondos adicionales para el muro

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El Congresista Henry Cuellar emitió la siguiente declaración sobre la solicitud del presidente Trump de $8,6 mil millones para el muro fronterizo en su presupuesto propuesto para el año fiscal 2020: "La solicitud del presidente Trump es simplemente de poca visión para el futuro y fiscalmente irresponsable. Cualquier presupuesto que asigne miles de millones a un muro fronterizo es una mala política... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secures 50 New Immigration Judge Teams in Conference Committee

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Rep. Cuellar Helps Secures 50 New Immigration Judge Teams in Conference Committee Congressman fights for immigration judges at the border WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations, announced that he helped secure 50 new immigration judge teams in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package. This includes judges, support... Read More »

Congressman Cuellar Secures $97.5 Million in Appropriations Bill for Cattle Health

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he included $97.5 million and language in the U.S. House of Representatives fiscal year 2019 Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick, and an ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Charitable Giving

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) co-sponsored Rep. Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, H.R. 651—which he originally introduced in the 115th Congress— that would make charitable deductions universal and above-the-line, meaning that taxpayers can deduct charitable donations from their taxes whether or not they choose to itemize. As charitable giving is expected to decline by billions ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency: “The President’s declaration of this “so-called emergency” is a violation of constitutional authority to reallocate billions of federal dollars that have been already appropriated by the U.S. Congress. He is taking money away from the military, f... Read More »

El Congresista Cuellar responde a la Declaración del Presidente Trump sobre una emergencia nacional

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WASHINGTON— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de la declaración de emergencia nacional del presidente Donald J. Trump: “La declaración del Presidente de esta "llamada emergencia" es una violación de la autoridad constitucional para reasignar miles de millones de dólares federales que ya han sido asignados por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Le está quit... Read More »