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Cuellar, Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect CBP Officers from Fatal Fentanyl Exposure

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced the Prevent Exposure to Narcotics and Toxics (PREVENT) Act. This bipartisan legislation aims to protect U.S. Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) officers from accidental exposure to fentanyl and other potentially lethal substances they encounter while on the job. In total, CBP personnel have seized 1...

Rep. Cuellar Highlights Nearly $30 Million for Additional CBP Processing Coordinators

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $29,147,000 in federal funding for additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing coordinators. This funding will support approximately 1,200 processing coordinators who will assist CBP with the influx of migrants at our southern border by performing humanitarian related tasks such as transportation, processing, an...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $7 Million in Federal Funding for Laredo International Airport Expansion and Improvements

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Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $7,222,563 in federal funding for the expansion, improvements and upgrades to Laredo International Airport. The federal funding includes support for the expansion of the existing terminal building. It also includes upgrades to the interior spaces and public restrooms, upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, additional sanitizat...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District

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Zapata, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $972,600 in federal funding for improvements and renovations to the Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District. More than 1,800 residents will benefit from this funding and subsequent water supply improvements. The project will include the replacement of the collapsed clear well tank (new tank: 167,000 gallons), the renovation...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $10 Million for Broadband Connectivity in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $10 million in federal funding for broadband connectivity in Zapata County. The funding will support broadband access to more than 5,000 households, 20 farms, 15 businesses, 15 educational facilities and 10 community centers. “High-speed broadband is critical for a community’s growth and prosperity, yet many of our neighbors are unable to...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $6 Million for SCAN Laredo’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training Projects

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $5,975,000 in federal funding over five years for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) Inc. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health Services, will be used for SCAN’s Familias Unida (Families United) Project, the Webb County Mental Health Awareness Training Project...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $73 Million in Funding for Laredo College Students and Faculty

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $73,134,236 in federal funding for Laredo Community College. The funds include emergency aid for students, COVID-19 PPE and mitigation measures, upgrades to technology, lab equipment, audiovisual equipment, and additional instructors. Furthermore, they include support for academic tutoring, federal work-study programs, STEM education, v...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $3.5 Million in Funding for the El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project

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Sullivan City, TX –Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,539,318 in secured federal funding for the City of Sullivan El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project. This project will support upgrades to El Faro Road and the drainage infrastructure. It will also help alleviate areas prone to heavy flooding within the community and restore damaged infrastructure that is critical to the safety and we...

Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Carter Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Future Man-Made Pathogens from Entering U.S. Communities

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Washington, DC– Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to pause taxpayer funding for gain-of-function research over the next five years. Without proper safety standards and protocols, gain-of-function research creates an immense risk of man-made, deadly pathogens entering our communities. Gain-of-function research is the study of the enhance...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Almost $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Starr County Courthouse Project

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,392,763 in secured federal funding for the Starr County Courthouse Project. This project supports the renovation and restoration of the historical Starr County Courthouse. These repairs will address safety issues and enable the courthouse to continue providing essential services to Starr County. “The historical Courthouse, built in 1886 ...