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Rep. Cuellar Supports 9/11 Victims and Heroes

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which provides financial security and support to 9/11 first responders, survivors and families. “On September 11, 2001, America suffered an unimaginable tragedy an... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Named Co-Chair of the 4-H Congressional Caucus

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Rep. Cuellar Named Co-Chair of the 4-H Congressional Caucus Congressman will support youth development programs across the U.S. Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was named a co-chair of the 4-H Congressional Caucus. The 4-H Caucus provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to connect with 4-H programs and activities across the country, including 4-H events on Capitol Hill. T... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the New Report Detailing Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Holding Facilities in the Rio Grande Valley

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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the New Report Detailing Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Holding Facilities in the Rio Grande Valley Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the report, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General, that described overcrowding and prol... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on U.S. Census

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Rep. Cuellar Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on U.S. Census Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down an opinion in Department of Commerce v. New York, which deals with the constitutionality of a citizen question on the 2020 U.S. Census: “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to prohibit inclusion of t... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on House Passage of Emergency Border Supplemental

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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on House Passage of Emergency Border Supplemental Congressman secures $30 Million for humanitarian reimbursements to local governments and NGOs at the Southern Border Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the House passed the Emergency Supplemental A... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of the Emergency Supplemental Bill to Provide Humanitarian Assistance at the Border

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Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of the Emergency Supplemental Bill to Provide Humanitarian Assistance at the Border Congressman urges the Senate and the President to move the bill forward Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), vice chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, spoke on the House Floor in favor of the FY19 Border Emergency Supplemental Ap... Read More »

Congressman Henry Cuellar Congratulates 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner from Pleasanton at Nation’s Capital

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Congressman Henry Cuellar Congratulates 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner from Pleasanton at Nation’s Capital Washington, DC- On Monday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) met with Pleasanton High School student Leslie Hartman, winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th District. “This year, we had many great entries from throughout the district. The Congressional Ar... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Fund $200,000,000 Multi-Agency, Integrated, Migrant Processing Center

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $200,000,000 in the FY19 Border Emergency Supplemental Appropriations House Bill to create a multi-agency, integrated, migrant processing center pilot program for family units and unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Due to limited bed space at the 168 facilities and programs Health and Human Services operates, over 2,000 unaccompanie... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Funding to Designate Border Infrastructure Coordinator

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Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Funding to Designate Border Infrastructure Coordinator New position will facilitate more efficient trade at the southern border Washington, D.C.— To ensure the United States has the trade infrastructure in place to support the continued growth of trade at our southern border, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language in the Appropriations Committee that establish... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar: The Fight for Affordable Health Care in Rural Texas

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Many hard-working families in Texas’ 28th District are struggling to afford basic health care coverage. While health care is a vital issue that affects the quality of life of all Americans. It is particularly important in Texas’ rural communities, which house some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S. I have worked hard to help families afford health care, but I will conti... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists

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Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists Increased staffing will facilitate trade and secure borders Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured an increase of 1,200 Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers, an increase of 240 agriculture specialists, and 200 new border patrol processing coordinato... Read More »

Congressmen Cuellar, Gonzalez, and Vela Protect Historic Cemeteries from Border Fencing in FY20 Appropriations Homeland Security Bill

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Congressmen Cuellar, Gonzalez, and Vela Protect Historic Cemeteries from Border Fencing in FY20 Appropriations Homeland Security Bill Compliments previous Appropriation language that prevents border construction in parks, wildlife refugee centers, and other sensitive areas Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, as... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Helped Secure Over $1.7 Billion for Underserved and Hispanic Student Populations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped include over $1.7 billion in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to expand education programs for low-income students and Hispanic student populations, a $200 million increase from FY19. “In today’s increasingly competitive global economy... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $260,000 for San Antonio Summer Camp Code for Girls

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Rep. Cuellar Announces $260,000 for San Antonio Summer Camp Code for Girls Funds will go towards St. Mary’s University, University of Incarnate Word, and University of Texas San Antonio Coding Camps WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $260,000 in federal funds for three San Antonio Universities through the Texas Workforce Commissions Camp Code grant. With these funds, St.... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Secures $110 Million for Cattle Health in FY20 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $110 million for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cattle health initiatives in the FY20 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This an increase of $8.5 million from FY19 funding for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and $5 million for the USDA’s Agricultu... Read More »