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House Passes Rep. Cuellar’s Bill - Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (D-TX-28) bipartisan Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act passed in the House of Representatives. Congressman Alex X. Mooney (R-WV-2), Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH-1), and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM-3) co-sponsored the Act to survey the problems small businesses in rural areas face when attempting to acces...

Rep. Cuellar Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to the Office of Management and Budget Requesting Additional Funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced submission of a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting additional funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program (BWIP). The letter requests $100 million to expand the BWIP in Fiscal Year 2024 and help finance critical water infrastructure in colonias along the so...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $7.2 Million for SCAN to Support Mental Health Awareness and Resiliency at Laredo ISD

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LISD SCAN

Laredo, TX– Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $7,200,000 for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) and Laredo Independent School District (LISD) to implement the SCAN-LISD Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (AWARE) Project in Laredo. Through the project, SCAN will provide school-based services to improve mental health and combat substance use among students in Lar...

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Introduce the Bipartisan United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. This legislation will increase governmental cooperation between the United States and Mexico to reinvigorate tourism in both countries in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19. “The United States is the primary destina...

Los Representantes Cuellar y McCaul Presentan la Ley Bipartidista de Mejora del Turismo de Estados Unidos y México

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Washington, DC – Ayer, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) y el Congresista Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) presentaron la Ley de Mejoramiento del Turismo bipartidista Estados Unidos-México. Esta legislación aumentará la cooperación gubernamental entre los Estados Unidos y México para revitalizar el turismo en ambos países en respuesta a las interrupciones causadas por el COVID-19. “Estados Unidos es ...

Rep. Cuellar Sworn Into the 118th Congress at Laredo City Hall

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Laredo swearing in

Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 28th Congressional District of Texas in the 118th Congress at Laredo City Hall. After the ceremony, Congressman Cuellar released the following statement: “I am grateful and honored that the people of my district have once again chosen me to be their voice in Congress,” said Congr...

Rep. Cuellar Introduces the Bipartisan Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Alex X. Mooney (R-WV-2), and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH-1) introduced the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act to survey the problems small businesses in rural areas face when attempting to access capital. “Small businesses, and the entrepreneurs behind them, are the backbone of South Texas’ economy,” sa...

Rep. Cuellar Presenta Proyecto de Ley Bipartidista de Ampliación del Acceso al Capital para Creadores de Empleos Rurales

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Washington, DC – Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), el Congresista Alex X. Mooney (R-WV-2) y el Congresista Chris Pappas (D-NH-1) presentaron la Ley de expansión del acceso al capital para creadores de empleos rurales para examinar los problemas a las que se enfrentan las pequeñas empresas de las zonas rurales cuando intentan acceder al capital. “Las pequeñas empresas y los empresarios det...

Rep. Cuellar Leads 30 Colleagues in Supporting Critical Pro-Worker Program

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) led an effort to reauthorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, a critical program that helps workers affected by import competition to obtain skills and credentials take on new, well-paying jobs. More than 2.5 million American workers have participated in TAA since Congress first established the program in 1974. TAA now assists...

Rep. Cuellar Votes for Omnibus and Secures $28,682,064 for 15 Local Projects in TX-28

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill and fund the federal government through the next fiscal year. The final funding package also includes $28,682,064 in Community Project Funding for 15 community projects across the 28th Congressional District of Texas. “The FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill is a bipartisan measure ...

Rep. Cuellar and USDA Under Secretary Torres Small Announce $2 Million to Help Guarantee Zapata County's Water Supply

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USDA USEC

Washington, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced $2,000,000 for Zapata County and the Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) to support necessary drought mitigation measures that will help guarantee Zapata County’s water supply. Zapata County and the...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $21.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support Public Health Infrastructure in San Antonio

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CDC SA

San Antonio, TX — U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $21,543,094 for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to support the improvement of public health infrastructure. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will utilize the federal funding to modernize the health department and fund the SA Forward Plan – a response plan to COVID-19 – to improve public health infrastructur...

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Pass the National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass H.R. 7776, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This year’s NDAA authorizes $847.3 billion in spending for national defense in FY23. “This year, we witnessed major disruptions to the American global supply chain and growing aggressions from China and Russia. I voted for the FY23 NDAA to secure the United States’...

Congressmen Gonzales, Cuellar Hold Bipartisan Press Conference on Rising Suicide Rates at CBP

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WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) on Wednesday held a bipartisan press conference in honor of the 14 fallen U.S. Customs officers and Border Protection (CBP) agents who have committed suicide this year. The conference focused on the importance of increasing funding and access to mental health resources at CBP. “These 14 CBP agents who have ...

Rep. Cuellar Celebrates the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances Act Being Sent to President Biden’s Desk to be Signed Into Law

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Laredo, TX — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) celebrated the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act being sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Congressman Cuellar joined an overwhelming bipartisan House majority in voting for the PFAS Act. Also known as “forever chemicals” due to their inability to degrade naturally, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substa...