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Rep. Cuellar Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency: “The President’s declaration of this “so-called emergency” is a violation of constitutional authority to reallocate billions of federal dollars that have been already appropriated by the U.S. Congress. He is taking money away from the military, f... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar responde a la Declaración del Presidente Trump sobre una emergencia nacional

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WASHINGTON— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de la declaración de emergencia nacional del presidente Donald J. Trump: “La declaración del Presidente de esta "llamada emergencia" es una violación de la autoridad constitucional para reasignar miles de millones de dólares federales que ya han sido asignados por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Le está quit... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Key Appropriations Language Protecting Sensitive Areas and Requiring Local Communities and DHS to Reach Mutual Agreements on Barriers

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations, announced that he added language in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package to protect sensitive areas in the Rio Grande Valley. He also included language requiring U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reach mutual agreements with local communities in Starr County r... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman John David Dingell, Jr.

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WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on the passing of Representative John D. Dingell Jr. of Michigan, the longest serving Member of Congress: “Chairman John Dingell was a war hero, a public servant, and a loving husband and father. Through his 59 years of service, the American people witnessed his unyielding commitment and dedication to the betterm... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Hosts San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg as his Guest for President’s State of the Union Address

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg as his guest to President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol and said the following: “Mayor Nirenberg has been a dedicated public servant and deserves thanks for his efforts in San Antonio. He has worked alongside myself and other officials on a variety of matters pertaining to infrast... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Votes in Favor of Pay Raises for Federal Employees

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WASHINGTON— This week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense and Agriculture, voted in favor of H.R.790 - Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, which would overrule President Trump’s pay freeze for federal employees and bring the 2019 pay increase for them in line with the raise gi... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar vota a favor de aumentos de salario para empleados federales

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WASHINGTON— Esta semana, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos y de los Subcomités de Seguridad Nacional, Defensa y Agricultura, votó a favor de HR790 - Ley Federal de Equidad de la Fuerza Laboral Civil de 2019, que anularía el bloqueo del presidente Trump de aumentos de salarios para los empleados federales e ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Language in Democratic Proposal to Prevent Wall Funding in Protected Areas along the Border

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee and a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense and Agriculture, announced that he added language in the fiscal year 2019 Democratic border security proposal prohibiting the use of funds from this and prior year Acts to constru... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar dice: El informe de CBO revela que el cierre de gobierno de Trump tuvo un costo de $3 mil millones a la economía de EE.UU.

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WASHINGTON— Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos y de los Subcomités de Seguridad Nacional, Defensa y Agricultura, publicó la siguiente declaración sobre un nuevo informe de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso (CBO) que muestra que el cierre de gobierno de Trump costó permanentemente a la economía naci... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: CBO Report Reveals Trump Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $3 Billion

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WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense and Agriculture, released the following statement on a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report showing that the Trump Shutdown permanently cost the national economy $3 billion: “Shutdowns impact both families and businesses economically, but... Read more »