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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on 500,000 American COVID-19 Deaths

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Washington. D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement regarding the United States tragically losing half a million American lives to the coronavirus: “My heart aches for the thousands of families who have lost loved-ones to the coronavirus. For over a year, this global health crisis has devastated every American community. As we mourn the lives of 500,000, I pray that... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Leads Bipartisan Letter to Admin., Calling for Disaster Assistance to All Texas Counties

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11), led a bipartisan group of 27 members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to approve Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance (IA) for all 254 counties in Texas. All Texas counties have requested Individual Assistance (IA), yet 1... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Laredo, Webb officials ask residents affected by outages to report damages to state

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Last week the City of Laredo and Webb County both issued disaster declarations as a result of the freezing weather and subsequent power and water outages. This qualifies both entities for federal reimbursement. On Feb. 14, the White House issued a federal emergency declaration for Texas in response to the winter storm. This authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide direct publi... Read More »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: Here’s the latest on vaccines, stimulus monies, deficits

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The federal government has upped its number of (COVID-19) vaccines by 28 percent in the last three weeks. We are doing about 1.7 million vaccines a day, which is a lot. But, given our population of 330 million-plus in the United States, it is going to be months and months (before everyone gets the vaccine). We have got a third company coming in, hopefully soon: Johnson & Johnson. That would add mo... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Webb County officials discuss plans to deal with migrant crisis in the making

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Congressman Henry Cuellar, other Webb County officials and several migrant shelters such as local non-governmental organizations discussed last week the current influx of migrants crossing the border and what response will be made to safeguard the community. They said the concern over many migrants entering the country is not just because of crime but also because of the pandemic. Although Cuellar... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Border restrictions extended again, Cuellar says this must change

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Border restrictions have been extended for another month through March 21 which will make it an entire year since they were put in place by the Trump administration. The announcement of the continued border closure was made through the official Twitter account of Homeland Security: “To protect our citizens and prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the United States, Canada, and Mexico are extend... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar, TAMIU discuss new CARES Act funds

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Early Friday morning, Rep. Henry Cuellar and TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz discussed new grant opportunities that are expected to benefit students in the coming months. The CARES Act funds were discussed to help students with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, tuition and more. Starting Monday, students will be able to start applying for another wave of CARES grant money. To be e... Read More »

KSAT 12: Congress members ask Biden administration for resources to set up federal pilot community vaccination center in San Antonio area

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SAN ANTONIO – Rep. Henry Cuellar and other Congress members representing the San Antonio area are urging the Biden administration to establish a federal pilot community vaccination center in the region. Cuellar -- along with Reps. Joaquin Castro, Chip Roy, Tony Gonzales, and Lloyd Doggett -- sent a letter to the federal government to request the community vaccination centers, which can administer ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar, San Antonio Delegation Call for Federal Community Vaccination Center in San Antonio Region

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San Antonio, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with members of the San Antonio delegation, sent a letter to the Biden Administration, urging to establish a federal pilot community vaccination center in the region. Additional signatories of the letter include: Reps. Joaquin Castro, Chip Roy, Tony Gonzales, and Lloyd Doggett. The federal pilot community vaccination centers are capable of ... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on President Biden Expanding Access to Health Care

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following regarding President Biden opening a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act for Americans to access health care during the pandemic: “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... Read More »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Issue of internet access for students discussed in meeting with Rep. Cuellar

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During a community meeting with Congressman Henry Cuellar, people discussed how having little to know access to highspeed internet for students has affected them during the pandemic, and a member of the audience spoke out regarding her family’s situation in El Cenizo. The issue of no internet signals in rural areas of the region was said to be chaos for everyone. With all students mandated to retu... Read More »

KRGV: Cuellar: Port of entry in Brownsville to begin processing up to 100 migrants a day

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Asylum-seekers who have been waiting in Mexico due to former President Donald Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' program will soon be allowed into three ports of entry in the U.S. — and one of them is right here in the Rio Grande Valley. Starting next Friday, the port of entry in Brownsville is expected to begin processing up to 100 migrants a day. At a press conference Friday, Congressman Henry Cuellar s... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $13,000 in Federal Funds to Pleasanton Municipal Airport

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Pleasanton, TX – A formal announcement regarding this funding will be made at a future date: Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $13,000 in federal funds to the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. This funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Commission’s (FAA) Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP), will be used to provide economic relief for the airport to prevent, prep... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $11,160,567 in Federal Funds to San Antonio International Airport

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San Antonio, TX – A formal announcement regarding this funding will be made at a future date: Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $11,160,567 in federal funds to the San Antonio International Airport. This funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Commission’s (FAA) Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP), will be used to provide economic relief for the airport to pre... Read More »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,430,318 in Federal Funds to Laredo International Airport

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Laredo, TX – A formal announcement regarding this funding will be made at a future date: Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,430,318 in federal funds to the Laredo International Airport. This funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Commission’s (FAA) Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP), will be used to provide economic relief for the airport to prevent, prepa... Read More »