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FULL TEXT: Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Letter to Amb. Lighthizer Asking for NAFTA Meeting
June 22, 2017
Today, Senator John Cornyn (TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, requesting that he meet with all Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter is attached. It reads: Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: Upon your May 18, 2017, notification to Congress of the Administration’s intent to “initia... More
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Rep. Cuellar: $1.7 Billion for Job Corps; $15m Increase from FY16
June 21, 2017
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,704,155,000 in funding for the 2017 fiscal year for Job Corps, a free training program that helps American youth develop job skills, find employment, and graduate high school or earn a GED. Congressman Cuellar successfully increased the funding by $15 million compared to last year. Job Corps, run by the U.S. Department of Labor, is open to low-income youth ages 16-24 with legal status in the United States. It provides technical training, educ... More
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Rep. Cuellar Improving Food Safety Procedures on the Border
June 20, 2017
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they find a... More
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KTSA: House Passes Bill Waiving Polygraphs for Some Border Workers
June 20, 2017
The House of Representatives passed HR 2213 Wednesday, also known as the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D, Dist. 28) co-sponsored the bill. He said it was necessary to fill the 3,000 open Customs and Border Protection positions. “What this bill actually does it will strengthen CBP’s efforts to secure our border by filling those positions,” Cuellar said on the floor of the House. The bill waives polygraph test for certain current “cleared” federal e... More
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