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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $77.8 Million for Low-Income Students and Hispanic Education in South Texas Including Webb County
    Posted in Press Release on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $77.8 million in federal awards that will benefit low-income students and Hispanic education in South Texas including Webb County. This funding comes from the Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP). The awards will be allocated to the Region One Education Service Center (ESC) in partnership with Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) to fund two educational program... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Says Migrant Caravan headed to California, not Texas
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released an update regarding the migrant caravan currently en route to the U.S.-Mexico Border. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Congressman Cuellar has received several briefings by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding this migration. “As a Member of Congress, I represent over 290 miles of the southwest border. My District is also home to about 736,1... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar dice que la caravana migratoria se dirige a California, no a Texas
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) publicó una actualización sobre la caravana de migrantes que se encuentra actualmente en ruta hacia la frontera de EE. UU. y México. Como miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE. UU. Sobre Seguridad Nacional, el Congresista Cuellar ha recibido varias actualizaciones informativas del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) sobre esta migración. “Como miembro del Congreso, represento más de 290 millas de la... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces over $24 Billion for Education through ‘Minibus’ Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure over $22.5 billion for Pell Grants and a $100 increase in the maximum annual award per student in a “minibus” appropriations package containing the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bills. He also included $1.5 billion to expand education programs for low-income students in the 28th District of Texas, such as the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement Marking One-Year Anniversary of Sutherland Springs Shooting
    Posted in Press Release on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    LAREDO, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting that occurred last November in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “Today, it is with a heavy heart that we solemnly mark the one-year anniversary of the Sutherland Springs shooting. A year ago today, a horrific act of violence took place that claimed 26 innocent lives. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of those who fell victim to this... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases CRS Analysis of US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    Posted in Press Release on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a Congressional Research Service (CRS) memorandum providing a general overview and analysis of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), as well as a summary of selected provisions that may affect U.S.-Mexico trade relations. Congressman Cuellar released the following statement: “As a representative of the border, I believe it is important to fully understand the impact that a trilateral trade deal will have on border communitie... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Trump Targeting Birthright-Citizenship With Executive Order
    Posted in Press Release on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s claim to issue an executive order and terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship: “The President has announced that he will use an executive order to rescind the constitutionally protected right that grants U.S. citizenship to anybody born on U.S. soil— this would be clearly unconstitutional. In order to void a 150-year-old law, the President would require Congres... Read more

  • El Representante Cuellar emite declaración sobre la orden ejecutiva que planea el Presidente Trump para abolir el derecho de ciudadanía por nacimiento
    Posted in Press Release on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hoy, el congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre la orden ejecutiva que el Presidente Trump planea para abolir la ciudadanía por derecho de nacimiento: “El Presidente ha anunciado que usará una orden ejecutiva para rescindir el derecho protegido constitucionalmente que otorga la ciudadanía estadounidense a cualquier persona nacida en territorio estadounidense, lo cual sería claramente inconstitucional. Para anular una ley de 150 años, el Presiden... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar and City of Laredo Announce Over $7.5 Million for New Cargo Runway Expansion at Laredo Int’l Airport
    Posted in Press Release on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    LAREDO, TX—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and the City of Laredo announced over $7.5 million to the Laredo International Airport to make necessary infrastructure improvements that will bring in trade while increasing safety and efficiency of the airport. Specifically, these federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used to improve the Laredo International Airport cargo runway, having a direct impact on trade and the economy of the surrounding area. This money... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on the Deployment of Troops to the U.S.-Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Release on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense deploying troops to the border: “Today, the Secretary of Defense approved the President’s request for deploying active duty military units, with over 5,200 personnel, to provide mission-enhancing capabilities along the Southwest Border. This includes combat engineer units, military planning, helicopter companies, medical units, and military police in addition to the pr... Read more