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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...

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...

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...

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...

Reps. Cuellar and Katko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Manage Migrant Surges

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Washington, D.C.— In response to the ongoing situation at the southwest border, Congressman. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and Congressman John Katko (NY), lead Republican of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Border Surge Response and Resilience Act, which would require DHS and federal partners to establish a...

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Pass Two Historic Immigration Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, two landmark pieces of legislation to modernize and reform our immigration system and secure permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are key to the economic recovery of our nation. The American Dream a...