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Rep. Cuellar Announces $261,888 in Federal Funds to Support Low Income Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces $261,888 in federal funds to the University of Texas at San Antonio. These funds, awarded through the Department of Education’s TRIO program, will be used to assist low income and first-generation college students to remain on track to graduate. As the pandemic continues, these grants come at a needed time. As a senior Member of the Appro... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $348,002 in Federal Funds to Support Low Income Students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Edinburg, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces $348,002 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO program, will be used to assist low income and first-generation college students to remain on track to graduate. As the pandemic continues, these grants come at a needed time. As a senior Member of the ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Successfully Fights for 100 New Immigration Judges with Support Staff to Address Backlog of Immigration Court Cases at the Southern Border

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured funding in the FY21 Appropriations bill directing the hiring of 100 new immigration judges with support staff to reduce the backlog of immigration cases at our southern border. Each immigration judge is supported by one attorney, one legal assistant, and up to two other positions (additional legal assistant, interpreter, and/or other miss... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Fights for Eight Immigration Judges for Laredo

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has fought for eight new immigration judges for Laredo, starting in the summer of 2021. Congressman Cuellar also secured funding in the FY21 Appropriations bill directing the hiring of 100 new immigration judges with support staff to reduce the backlog of immigration cases at our southern border. Each immigration judge is supported by one attorney... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $7.7 Million in Federal Funds to East Central SUD and Green Valley SUD

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,940,000 in federal loans to East Central Special Utility District (SUD) and $2,840,00 in federal loans to Green Valley Special Utility District (SUD) for upgrading and improving the area’s public water system. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Disposal Loan and Grant Program, will be use... Read more »

Reps. Cuellar and Smith Introduce ‘Get the Lead Out’ Act to Fund $14 Billion for Access to Safe, Drinking Water

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Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Chris Smith (NJ-04) work to alleviate the threat of lead in drinking water systems across the United States by introducing the Get the Lead Out Act. This bill would authorize $14 billion over two years and require every utility in America to develop a plan to identify and remove lead pipes that threaten residents, especially children, from t... Read more »

House Passes $1 Billion for Construction and Repairs of Federal Courthouses

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure over $1 billion for the construction and land acquisition for federal courthouses in the fiscal year 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. With that allocation of funds, the Southern District of Texas in McAllen Texas will receive partial funds to complete the project; about $98 million. To see Congressm... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $2.8 Billion for Construction, Major Repair and Alterations to Land Ports of Entry

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $2.8 billion for land ports of entry in the Financial Service and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021. This critical funding will be used for new construction, major repair, and alterations to LPOEs. To see Congressman Cuellar speak in the FSGG Appropriations markup in support of the funding for Lan... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Mr. President, Only Congress Can Change the Date of Our Elections

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s tweet, which promoted misinformation about mail-in ballots and proposed delaying Election Day: “The date of our elections is set in statute as ‘the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November,’ which this year is November 3. The Constitution states that only C... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Almost $52 million in Authorization Funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) secured $51,973,000 in authorization funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020. The Chacon Creek Restoration Project will focus on flood management, ecosystem restoration and recreational amenities from the Casa Blanca Lake, through Laredo, to the Rio Grande. This legislation passed the House and will now ... Read more »