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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed

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Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following video and statement regarding the retirement of South Texas College President, Dr. Shirley Reed. Dr. Reed has been the president since the college’s founding in 1993. “I first met Dr. Shirley Reed in the middle of a dusty field in Rio Grande City for the groundbreaking of South Texas College’s Starr County campus. Even th... Read More »

MISSION PROGRESS TIMES: Cuellar looks toward new administration

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A new administration next January would mean big changes to the Valley, and the rest of the country. That was the message U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar touted last week as he visited multiple areas in his district as part of a “Thank You” tour to celebrate his 58.3% victory during the November 2020 general election for a new term as representative for Texas in the 28th congressional district, a p... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Supports The Valley Land Fund in Fight to Protect the Salineño Wildlife Preserve from Border Wall

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Roma, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding The Valley Land Fund’s decision to not sell the Salineño Wildlife Preserve to the Administration for border wall construction: “The Salineño Wildlife Preserve is an irreplaceable treasure on our border, hosting a population of rare birds, which Americans from across the country travel to observe. “That’s why I’ve... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Congressman Cuellar visits Zapata County in ‘Thank You Tour’

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Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, made a stop in Zapata County for his “Thank You Tour” following the 2020 election. On Nov. 12, Cuellar spoke with community leaders about concerns at the border, funding for first responders, and issues the community is facing due to COVID-19. Following that discussion, Cuellar presented three Congressional Certificates of Recognition to Commissioner Eddie Mart... Read More »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: North American Development Bank is changing lives along border

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MISSION, Texas – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has praised the work of the North American Development Bank. At a virtual board meeting of the bank, Cuellar said: “You have been changing lives on the U.S. side and on the Mexican side. That is why I am so supportive of NADBank, because of all the work you have been doing.” Cuellar made his remarks from Mission, Texas, while the bank was holding its meetin... Read More »

THE GUARDIAN: 'Heal the damage': Activists urge Joe Biden to move beyond ‘border security’

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As Joe Biden prepares to take office, activists say the president-elect must not only take meaningful action to stabilize the US-Mexico border, but also reckon with his own history of militarizing the border landscape and communities. Biden has promised to end many of the Trump administration’s border policies, but has yet to unveil the kind of bold immigration plan that would suggest a true depar... Read More »

FOX 29: Vaccine could mean boost to the Texas energy sector

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SAN ANTONIO - Covid-19 has delivered a blow to many industries. The entertainment, restaurant and hospitality sectors have taken a dive for the worst. Including Texas, the nation's top producer of crude oil and natural gas, is tipping the scales - in the wrong direction. "The oil and gas industry has a big impact on the budget for the state of Texas," says Rep. Henry Cuellar. "They have a budget d... Read More »

KRGV: Henry Cuellar discusses border issues in Starr County roundtable

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar visited Starr County on Thursday for a roundtable discussion addressing changes for the upcoming year. Cuellar started the roundtable discussion addressing changes in policies once President-Elect Joe Biden takes office in January. The policies were in regards to border wall fencing, immigration and financial support for cities still suffering cities. Another topic on the a... Read More »

PLEASANTON EXPRESS: Cuellar stops in Pleasanton during his ‘Thank You’ tour

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On Thursday, Nov. 5, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) stopped by the City of Pleasanton as part of his “Thank You” tour following his win in the Nov. 3 General Election. During his visit, Cuellar met with Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, City Manager Johnny Huizar, City Secretary Andres Aguirre, the Pleasanton Police Department, councilmembers and residents to discuss needs, benefits of broadband in... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Election of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

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Washington, D.C.– Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on the historic election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning this hard-fought race! With the election now over, we shall now put hostility and anger aside and work to heal this nation. We need to come together, not as Democ... Read More »

MISSION PROGRESS TIMES: UTRGV to expand services for sexual assault victims

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be able to provide more help to victims of sexual assault on campus while increasing the number of certified nurses trained to deal with these survivors in the Valley. Last week, university officials accepted a $499,948 check for the Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention from the Department of Justice. UTRGV spokeswoman Monica De La Garza... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Beginning of the 2021 Open Enrollment Period

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today on the first day of the 2021 open enrollment period, which continues through December 15: “For over ten years, I have remained steadfast for the health and financial security of hard-working families by voting for and working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As our nation c... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Delivers $549,948 to the Rio Grande Valley

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La Joya/ UTRGV

La Joya, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar delivered two grants, totaling $549,948, that will greatly benefit the residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Specifically, Congressman Cuellar announced $499,948 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and their work to establish and expand services for victims and survivors of sexual assault. In addition, Congressman Cuellar announ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Deliver $398,096 to University of Texas San Antonio

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UTSA

San Antonio, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar helped deliver two grants, totaling $398,096, to University of Texas San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar announced $84,000 in federal funds through USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program for workforce development, business development and job creation in the region. In addition, Congressman Cuellar announced $314,096 in federal funding through the U.... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Delivers Critical Funding to Prevent Migrant Deaths along our Southwest Border

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Rescue Beacon

Washington, D.C.— Since the fiscal year 2019, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has delivered over $7 million in federal funds to the Department of Homeland Security for rescue beacons. This technology saves the lives of immigrants who are lost or abandoned in the south Texas terrain. “Rescue beacons are critical to preventing the loss of human life along the southwest border,” said Congressman Cu... Read More »