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Rep. Cuellar Announces Appropriations Funding and Language to Tackle Rail Congestion, Hazardous Materials Issues in Laredo

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WASHINGTON-- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced funding and language he included in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package intended to ease rail congestion at international rail crossings and address the problems posed by transporting hazardous materials through border crossings. Congressman Cuellar also secured $255 million for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Impr... Read more »

Congressmen Cuellar, Vela, and Gonzalez Call for the Return of CBP Officers at Border Ports of Entry

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Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statements after speaking to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director David Higgerson and representatives from the trade community on addressing delays at the Ports of Entry (POEs). At a press conference held at the Juárez–Lincoln International Bridge in Laredo, Congressman Cuellar c... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Statement on ITC Report on USMCA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a statement on a report released by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), as requested by the Trade Promotion Authority, on the anticipated economic impact of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA): “The report released by the ITC shows that USMCA will have a positive impact on a broad range of industries and on the U.S. e... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Increases Government Transparency through FY19 Appropriations

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of language in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill to increase transparency in the federal government. The language directs that all unclassified vendor contracts and grant awards from federal agencies be posted publicly on USAspending.gov, and that OMB ensure the consistency of i... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar Aumenta La Transparencia Del Gobierno A Través De Las Asignaciones Del Año Fiscal 2011

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Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, anunció la inclusión de lenguaje legislativo en el proyecto de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2019 para aumentar la transparencia en el gobierno federal. El lenguaje indica que todos los contratos de proveedores no clasificados y los subsidios otorgados por las agencias federales se an... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Presented with Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Spirit of Enterprise Award,” in recognition of his support for pro-job, pro-growth policies in the U.S. House of Representatives for the second session of the 115th Congress. Congressman Cuellar is a former small-business owner and has been supported by other business groups. This award ceremony took place ... Read more »

Representante Cuellar fue otorgado el premio Espíritu Empresarial de la Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos por 12ª vez

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El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recibió el premio anual “Espíritu Empresarial (Spirit of Enterprise Award) de la Cámara de Comercio de los EE. UU. en reconocimiento a su apoyo a las políticas a favor del empleo y al crecimiento en la Cámara de Representantes de los EE. UU. durante la segunda sesión del 115º Congreso. El Congresista Cuellar fue anteriormente propietario de una pequeña empresa ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Combats Poverty through FY19 Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured crucial funding and language in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill to help combat poverty. His provisions also help house homeless veterans on the border, support residents of rural areas, and provide much needed assistance to colonias. “There are communities in my district where hard-working families struggle to make en... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Convenes Border Members to Discuss Border Wait Time Solutions with CBP Deputy Commissioner

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WASHINGTON— At his request, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) will convene with border members for a call today with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez to discuss practical solutions to the reassignment of CBP officers. This relocation has hampered CBP’s ability to process legitimate trade and travel, increasing wait times at land Ports of Entry (POEs) and... Read more »

El Representante Cuellar convoca a miembros de la frontera para discutir las soluciones de tiempo de espera en la frontera con el Comisionado Adjunto de CBP

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WASHINGTON- A solicitud suya, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) se reunirá hoy con los miembros de la frontera para hacer una llamada con el comisionado adjunto de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), Robert E. Perez, para discutir soluciones prácticas para la reasignación de los oficiales de CBP. Esta reubicación ha obstaculizado la capacidad de CBP para procesar el comercio y ... Read more »