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Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,500,000 in Federal Funding for SCAN, Inc. for HIV Prevention

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LAREDO, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,500,000 in federal funding over five years for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) Inc. The funds will be used for SCAN’s Healthy Border Initiative Project, which will provide behavioral care to 500 individuals in Webb County. The population focus is on Hispanic females and males 18 years of age and older at high risk for HIV/Hepatit... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Works to Protect Newborns, Expectant Mothers

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) signed on as co-sponsor of H.R. 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act, legislation that would add $200 million in federal funding over the next three years for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. With this bill, the program will increase home visiting for expectant mothers and ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $500,000 for the Development of a Community Park in Tilden

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Tilden, TX- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $500,000 in federal funding for McMullen County. These funds, awarded through to the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), will be used to create a 4.8 acre community park in Tilden, Texas. “Public parks serve as the soul of our neighbors and bring enrichment to all of our lives,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Tilden’s n... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,465,000 Loan Award for Water Infrastructure in Floresville

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Floresville, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $2,265,000 loan award to the city of Floresville. These funds, awarded through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal program, will be used to replace the existing Plaza Well and rehabilitate other water treatment installations. These improvements will secure safe and reliable drinking water for the residents of Floresvil... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Recognizes Escobar Rios Elementary in Mission as National Blue Ribbon School

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MISSION, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recognized Escobar Rios Elementary School in Mission as a National Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps. Escobar Rios Elementary is one of 28 schools in Texas that were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with this award, 7 of those in the 28th Congressional District of Texas. Cong... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $367,374 in Federal Funding for School Violence Prevention to Mission CISD

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MISSION, TX- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $367, 374 in federal funding for Mission CISD. These funds, awarded through the Department of Justice COPS Office School Violence Prevention program, will be used to improve security at K-12 schools in Mission CISD through evidence-based school safety programs. Specifically, the grant will support purchasing dispatch consoles and other techn... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Women Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsors H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act, which aims to address inequities in accessing VA healthcare and benefits for women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act will improve access to healthcare, legal services, housing, and other resources for women veterans. “Veterans deserve the highest quality care when they return home, regardless of ge... Read More »

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Lead U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group Meeting in San Diego to Discuss the USMCA

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San Diego, CA-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), the Chair of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG), and Congressman Michael McCaul, Co-Chair of the IPG and Lead Republican of Foreign Affairs Committee, led a congressional delegation to California to meet with Mexican lawmakers on several critical and timely issues facing our countries, including ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canad... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Bolster Funding for Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass four bipartisan bills that increase funding for Women’s Business Centers, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program and strengthen Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). These critical SBA entrepreneurial initiatives spur business formation, job creation, and will bring sus... Read More »

Congressman Cuellar Announces Bridge I and II in Laredo as Best Government Buildings in the Region

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LAREDO, TX- Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently recognized the Laredo Bridges I and II as the best government/public buildings in the Texas/Louisiana region. This was possible through the hard-work and collaboration between the General Services Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Congressman Cuellar. Congressman Cuellar secured over $117 million for the completion of the Puen... Read More »

El congresista Cuéllar anuncia los puentes I y II en Laredo como los mejores edificios gubernamentales de la región

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LAREDO, TX- Engineering News-Record (ENR) recientemente reconoció a los puentes Laredo I y II como los mejores edificios públicos / gubernamentales en la región de Texas / Louisiana. Esto fue posible gracias al trabajo duro y la colaboración entre la Administración de Servicios Generales, la Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. y el Congresista Cuellar. El congresista Cuellar aseguró más ... Read More »

Border Communities Have Lower Crime Rates than Non-Border Major Cities

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Washington, DC—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released updated FBI crime statistics that show border communities are safer than non-border major cities in the United States. In 2018, Washington DC's murder rate at 22.7 murders for every 100,000 residents, according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report. Border communities like Laredo, El Paso, and Brownsville all saw fewer than 4 murders for... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Opening of Area Census Office in Laredo

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LAREDO, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the opening of an Area Census Office for the upcoming 2020 Census in Laredo, TX. The Laredo Area Census Office is projected to hire up to 12,000 citizens to work temporary part-time and full-time jobs. In addition, the office will employ around 50 managers, clerks and office supervisors. The office will cover 30 counties with a locally... Read More »

El Congresista Cuellar anuncia la apertura de la Oficina del Censo del Área en Laredo

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LAREDO, TX— Hoy, el congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció la apertura de una Oficina del Censo del Área para el próximo Censo 2020 en Laredo, TX. Se proyecta que la Oficina del Censo del Área de Laredo contratará hasta 12,000 ciudadanos para trabajos temporales y de medio tiempo. Además, la oficina empleará a unos 50 gerentes, empleados y supervisores de oficina. La oficina cubrirá 30 condado... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.9 Million for TAMIU’s Advanced Curriculum and Research Program

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Laredo, TX- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz announced over $2.9 million for Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) to advance opportunities for Hispanic students seeking graduate degrees in Social Science or in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).These funds, allocated through the Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving I... Read More »