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Border Wall Construction Stopped by January 27th

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding a pause on all border wall construction activities on their self-executed projects by January 27, 2021: “This morning, as a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I received notification that in accordance with President Biden’s ex... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on President Biden’s Day 1 Executive Orders on Immigration Policies

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s Day 1 Executive Orders on immigration policies. “President Biden has taken historic steps to repair the damage that border communities and immigrant families have faced these past four years. However, this is only the beginning,” said Congressman Cuellar. With a Democratic majo... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Receives 2020 TNLA Advocacy Leadership Award

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TNLA 1.15.21

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) received the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association’s Advocacy Leadership Award in recognition of his work for the Texas Green Industry in Congress, specifically fighting for opportunity in America’s workforce and prosperity for our small businesses. “Whether it is fighting for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the support they need, or ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Presented with Distinguished Leader of Our Community Award

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LMCA Award Ceremony 1.15.21

Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) received the Distinguished Leader of Our Community award by the Laredo Motor Carriers Association for his support of LMCA throughout the city, state and federal levels of government. Congressman Cuellar is one of three to be bestowed with the Distinguished Leader of Our Community award. Other recipients include CBP Deputy Director Albert Flores as we... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Delivers Pizza to National Guard Deployed to U.S. Capitol

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Pizza to National Guard

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) delivered pizza to National Guard troops to express his gratitude for protecting the U.S. Capitol. “I wanted to take a moment in between votes to thank the members of the National Guard who are protecting our nation’s Capitol until Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn into office. I am eternally grateful for their selfless service to our democrac... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Calls on Vice President to Invoke the 25th Amendment

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding his vote, and co-sponsorship, on the resolution calling on Vice President Pence and Cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment: “On January 6th, we witnessed the first mass breach of the Capitol since the War of 1812. The president’s dangerous rhetoric incited a group of his supporters to attack the national legi... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Border Wall Trip in South Texas

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s visit to South Texas to visit his border wall: “The fact that the president is traveling to the southern border to see his failed attempt of a border wall, shows exactly where his priorities lie. We should be focused on saving lives by ensuring every community has access to the COVID-19 vaccin... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Works to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Federal Law Enforcement

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) works hard to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees and other federal law enforcement officers in South Texas. Only 44% of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed in the State of Texas. The Center for Disease Control recommends that frontline essential workers, including law enforcement, are included in... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Continuation of the Joint Session of Congress

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Washington, DC—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the continuation of the Joint Session of Congress: “We just witnessed a dark day in our country’s history. This was an attack on our democracy and our national security. “Our current president incited the storming of the United States Capitol. He must be held accountable for the actions that occurred today... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: I will vote to certify the Electoral College

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris won the 2020 election decisively, with a historic margin of victory. The American people cast more than 81 million votes for the Biden-Harris ticket – the most ever cast for a candidate for public office in our nation’s history, and well over a majority of all votes cast. That is the largest vote share for a challenger to an incumben... Read more »