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REP. CUELLAR URGES HARDWORKING FAMILIES TO FILE TAXES BEFORE MAY 17 TO GET THEIR ADVANCE CHILD TAX CREDIT PAYMENTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) is urging hardworking families in Texas’s 28th Congressional District to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as possible. As part of the American Rescue Plan Cuellar helped pass, families could get monthly payments of u...

Rep. Cuellar Highlights New Tools Making It Easier to Get Vaccinated

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar highlighted new tools from the White House to help Texas residents get vaccinated. Texans sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location. In addition, the Health Resources and Services Admin...

REP. CUELLAR: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN RELIEF FOR RESTAURANTS AVAILABLE BEGINNING MONDAY

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced that restaurants in South Texas will be able to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund beginning Monday, May 3, at 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 AM CT. Applicants can register on the U.S. Small Business Administration application portal beginning Friday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The $28.6 billion...

KENS 5: Advocates: High migrant-expulsion rate creating new tent cities

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The U.S.-Mexico border is a place where hope clashes with reality. Felicia Rangel-Samponaro sees that clash every day by the very nature of her job as one of the directors of The Sidewalk School for Asylum Seekers. “We are actually a rapid-response organization, which means we feed people, we house people, we give clothing, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, self-care kits, mosq...

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Introduce Legislation Promoting Tourism Between the U.S. and Mexico

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), chairmen of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group, introduced the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. This legislation will increase governmental cooperation between the United States and Mexico to reinvigorate tourism in both the United States and Mexico. “Before the pandemic, tourism with Mexi...

Cornyn, Sinema, Cuellar, Gonzales Introduce The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act to Address Migrant Influx at Border

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WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) today introduced The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, their bipartisan, bicameral legislation to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border. The bill would improve both the Department of Homeland Security’s and the Department of...

KSAT 12: Funds available for nonprofits, agencies to be reimbursed for cost of migrant surge

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SAN ANTONIO – The migrant surge has come at a cost to the communities, nonprofits and agencies that have been helping those in their care. Starting now, they can apply for $110 million in reimbursement funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, of Laredo, helped secure the ESFP funding through the American Rescue Plan that goes directly to local governments and ...

KRGV: Mission family loses land over border wall ruling

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A Rio Grande Valley family is reacting after the Biden administration seized their land. For years, the Cavazos family battled the federal government over part of their land in Mission. Now, after a Monday ruling, they're getting ready to say goodbye to roughly six-and-a-half acres. The judgement said that the United States is entitled to immediate possession of the subject property—something that...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Funeral Assistance for Texans Who’ve Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Texans who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19. Congressman Cuellar helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan. Texans who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020, for an individual whose death may have been caused by or was likely t...

Rep. Cuellar Announces that Veterans are to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced today that many Texans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Many Texans have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that Congressman Cuellar helped pass. “Help is here, and we want to make sure that our veterans...

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS: Bexar County set to receive nearly $1 billion in rescue act funds

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar announced that nearly $1 billion of American Rescue Plan Act funds would be coming to Bexar County within the next 60 days. Area county, city and school officials gathered April 7 at Windcrest’s Takas Park Civic Center to hear the representative detail the act’s mission, the amounts each entity would receive, and the stipulations attached to its spending. Cuellar said the f...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Gun debate grows locally as Biden signs executive actions

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President Joe Biden on Thursday called for new executive actions on gun control and called it an “embarrassment” that the United States is one of the countries most plagued countries with mass shootings. The local party chairs provided opposing views on his actions, while Rep. Henry Cuellar falls somewhere between them. “I strongly disagree with President Biden’s actions on gun-control,” Webb Coun...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on President Biden’s FY2022 Discretionary Funding Request

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request: “The coronavirus pandemic has exposed serious needs in Texas and across the country. President Biden’s funding request takes important steps to meet these needs and set our nation on a course fo...

REUTERS: Border Democrats like Cuellar hold key to Biden's U.S. immigration reform

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden’s hopes of working with congressional Democrats to craft a legislative solution to the rising number of immigrant asylum seekers at the southern U.S. border will hang heavily on moderates like Texas Representative Henry Cuellar. Cuellar, one of the most conservative House Democrats, has not been shy about warning the new Biden administration that it is mo...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Large solar farm under construction outside Laredo secures $63 million loan from NAD Bank

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The North American Development Bank announced Wednesday the award of a $62.9 million loan to the Corazon Solar project in Webb County, a 200 megawatt solar farm under construction on 2,000 acres of a private ranch east of Laredo. The developer, BayWa r.e., also signed a credit agreement for up to $216.1 million to finance the design, construction and operation of the project. During a virtual sign...