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  • Rep. Cuellar Thanks FEMA for Opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Hidalgo County
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement thanking FEMA for the opening of Disaster Recovery Centers in Hidalgo County: “At a time when American families are in crisis and going through their worst, the professionals at FEMA are at their best. They are the unsung heroes that prepare every day for the unimaginable so that when disaster strikes they have a plan and can provide families in crisis with a path forward. I am grateful for their response in t... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $148 Million Supporting Small Businesses and Alleviating Regulations on Small Financial Institutions
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $148 million in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, supporting small businesses and alleviating regulations on small financial institutions. He also secured language supporting local businesses by increasing trade efficiency and funding development centers in the South Texas region. He remains committed to relieving any excess regulation placed on small banks... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Pass Bill Increasing Certainty for Businesses and Local Communities through Unfunded Mandate Reform
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    WASHINGTON— Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped pass H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill will benefit rural underserved communities and small businesses through unfunded mandate reform. An unfunded mandate is a statue or regulation that requires a state or local government or private business to perform certain actions, with no compensatory funding to fulfill such requirement. This bill represent... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar ayuda a aprobar proyecto de ley aumentando la seguridad para las empresas y las comunidades locales a través de una reforma de mandatos sin fondos
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    WASHINGTON- La semana pasada, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) ayudó a aprobar la ley H.R. 50, Ley de Información y Transparencia de Mandatos Sin Fondos (Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act) del 2017, en la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos. Este proyecto de ley beneficiará a comunidades rurales y pequeñas empresas a través de una reforma de mandatos no financiados. Un mandato sin fondos es un estatuto o reglamento que requiere que un gobierno estatal o local, o u... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Trump-Putin Meeting
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “The U.S. intelligence community has clearly concluded that Russia engaged in state-sponsored interference with the U.S. 2016 Presidential election. It is troubling that our President sees an equivalency between the unbiased and qualified expertise of our intelligence community and the personal word of Russian President Putin. Pre... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Fights for Unification of Immigrant Children and Oversight of Children Shelters
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language in the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill markup addressing issues pertaining to immigrant family separations and unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. He secured the following provisions: one that would allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) detention facilities to accept in-kind (non-monetary) donations such as toys, medical... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Help Secures Over $1.5 Billion for Low-Income Students and Hispanic Education
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped include over $1.5 billion in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to expand education programs for low-income students and Hispanic student populations. Specifically, this bill provides funding for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Federal TRiO Programs and Pell grants. It also helps establish partnersh... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar ayuda a asegurar $1.4 mil millones para distritos escolares militares
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    WASHINGTON- El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) ayudó a asegurar $1.4 mil millones de dólares, un aumento de $52 millones del año fiscal 2018, en la Ley de Asignaciones del año fiscal 2019 de proyectos de Labor, Salud y Servicios Humanos, Educación y Agencias Gubernamentales Relacionadas de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. para el Programa Impact Aid que apoya la educación de niños del personal militar, incluidos niños que viven en tierras tribales y bases militares en todo el país, in... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $85 Million to Prevent Child Abuse
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced his success in helping secure $85 million in funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Government Agencies Appropriations bill for state grants for child abuse prevention. These funds will provide states with the means for improving their child protective service systems (CPS). In addition, he secured $1.5 million to develop and expand a national child abuse hotli... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar ayuda a asegurar $85 millones de dólares para prevenir el abuso infantil
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció el haber ayudado a asegurar con éxito $85 millones de dólares en fondos en la Ley de Asignaciones del año fiscal 2019 de proyectos de Labor, Salud y Servicios Humanos, Educación y Agencias Gubernamentales Relacionadas de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. para la prevención del abuso infantil. Estos fondos proporcionarán a los estados los medios para mejorar sus sistemas de Servicios de Protección Infantil (CPS por sus siglas en in... Read more