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Rep. Cuellar Votes to Keep Government Open, Fund Critical Programs in South Texas

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted for a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will extend federal government funding through December 20th, allowing additional time for lawmakers to complete the formal appropriations process. This resolution will also fund critical programs for the people of the 28th District of Texas, including Medicare, Medicaid, an accurate Census, the Highway... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: “I will fight the border wall”

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) the Vice Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, met with Melissa Cigarroa, Board President of The Rio Grande International Study Center, as well as Laredo constituents to discuss Trump Administration’s efforts to seize private Texas lands, including Eli Jackson Cemetery, for the construction of th... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cornyn Announce $183,717 for Victims of Shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced $183,717 in federal funds for victims of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. These funds, from Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, will be used to provide crisis response and consequence management support services to help victims continue to heal and cope with the... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,500,000 in Federal Funding for SCAN, Inc. for HIV Prevention

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LAREDO, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,500,000 in federal funding over five years for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) Inc. The funds will be used for SCAN’s Healthy Border Initiative Project, which will provide behavioral care to 500 individuals in Webb County. The population focus is on Hispanic females and males 18 years of age and older at high risk for HIV/Hepatit... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Works to Protect Newborns, Expectant Mothers

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) signed on as co-sponsor of H.R. 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act, legislation that would add $200 million in federal funding over the next three years for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. With this bill, the program will increase home visiting for expectant mothers and ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $500,000 for the Development of a Community Park in Tilden

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Tilden, TX- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $500,000 in federal funding for McMullen County. These funds, awarded through to the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), will be used to create a 4.8 acre community park in Tilden, Texas. “Public parks serve as the soul of our neighbors and bring enrichment to all of our lives,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Tilden’s n... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,465,000 Loan Award for Water Infrastructure in Floresville

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Floresville, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $2,265,000 loan award to the city of Floresville. These funds, awarded through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal program, will be used to replace the existing Plaza Well and rehabilitate other water treatment installations. These improvements will secure safe and reliable drinking water for the residents of Floresvil... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Recognizes Escobar Rios Elementary in Mission as National Blue Ribbon School

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MISSION, TX-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recognized Escobar Rios Elementary School in Mission as a National Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps. Escobar Rios Elementary is one of 28 schools in Texas that were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with this award, 7 of those in the 28th Congressional District of Texas. Cong... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Women Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsors H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act, which aims to address inequities in accessing VA healthcare and benefits for women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act will improve access to healthcare, legal services, housing, and other resources for women veterans. “Veterans deserve the highest quality care when they return home, regardless of ge... Read more »

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Lead U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group Meeting in San Diego to Discuss the USMCA

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San Diego, CA-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), the Chair of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG), and Congressman Michael McCaul, Co-Chair of the IPG and Lead Republican of Foreign Affairs Committee, led a congressional delegation to California to meet with Mexican lawmakers on several critical and timely issues facing our countries, including ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canad... Read more »