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Cuellar Votes to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted in favor of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. This bill ensures safe, secure, and accessible elections for all, enhances the ability of every American to cast their ballots freely, equally and without interference, and sets national standards for voting access to guarantee the right to vote in our nation’s democracy. The legi...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $6.4 Million to Fix Gap in Rio Grande Flood Control Levee

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Mission, TX- Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $6,400,000 contract to repair a gap in the Rio Grande flood control levee near Peñitas, Texas. The project funding includes the design and construction of approximately 800 linear feet of levee improvements, including levee construction, floodwall construction, replacement of an existing gatewell structure, and the construction...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Laredo International Airport to Receive $1,483,521 from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that $1,483,521 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to Laredo International Airport for the airport’s terminal expansion project. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this new grant will deliver new good-paying jobs for Texas while making sorely needed renovat...

Rep. Cuellar Announces San Antonio International Airport, Stinson Municipal Airport, and Kelly Field to Receive $12,755,389 from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that $12,755,389 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to San Antonio International Airport, Stinson Municipal Airport and Kelly Field for much-needed improvements. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants will deliver good-paying jobs for Texas whi...

Cuellar Highlights New Protections Against Surprise Medical Payments

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Washington, DC– Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) highlighted the implementation of the No Surprises Act. The bill kicked into effect on January 1st and ensures that emergency medical patients do not receive surprise medical fees. The provision removes surprise fees that are charged by out-of-network doctors or facilities following emergency medical care. The bill also ensures tha...

Rep. Cuellar Delivers Lower Energy Costs for Texans this Winter

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Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) highlighted a new report from the White House outlining how he delivered nearly double the annual investment to help Texas families afford energy costs. In total, Congressman Cuellar helped secure $283.9 million for Texas through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriation...

Marine David Lee Espinoza’s Family Receives New Home from Private Donor

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Laredo, Texas— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Wes Hoskins of First Community Bank, and Ignacio Urrabazo of International Bank of Commerce, held a press conference to present a new, furnished home to the family of fallen marine, Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza. In addition to the donated home, the family also received furniture, appliances, and materials for home upgrades from several do...

Cuellar Leads Bipartisan Letter to Secretary of State on Iran Nuclear Program

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Washington, DC— U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) and along with 19 bipartisan members of Congress, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken sounding the alarm on Iran’s nuclear advancements. The letter urges the State Department to hold Iran accountable for their non-cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors and their failu...

Rep. Cuellar Highlights Inclusion of the ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen Act’ in FY22 NDAA Legislation

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) praised the passage of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act which supports a total of $777.7 billion for national defense funding. The legislation authorizes $740.0 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) and $27.8 billion for national security programs within the Department of Energy (DOE). “Our nation faces unprecedented nat...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.275 Million for the Construction of New La Joya Fire Station

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La Joya, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,275,000 in federal funds for the construction of a new fire station in La Joya. The current fire station is nearly 30 years old and does not meet standard building code requirements. The new building will serve the growing population with state-of-the-art construction that can better serve the community in the case of an em...