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  • Rep. Cuellar Offers District-Wide Videoconference to Explain Library of Congress Resources
    Posted in Press Release on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a videoconference from Washington with the Library of Congress to show educators, parents, students and the public in the 28th Congressional District of Texas the free resources available through the Library of Congress. The live videoconference from Washington was held simultaneously in San Antonio, Pleasanton, Laredo and Mission. Participants learned how to access the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections, as well as digital books available fo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $2 Million to S.C.A.N. Inc.
    Posted in Press Release on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Friday, October 6, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN), Inc. President and CEO Isela Dabdoub and SCAN Vice President Dr. Christopher Craddock to announce two federal grants totaling $1,973,630. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) presents a check for $1,973,630 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to SCAN Inc. President and CEO Isela Dabdoub and SCAN Inc. Vice President Dr. Christopher Craddock during a grant announcement Fr... Read more

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar, Sheriff Martin Cuellar Announce Webb County Sheriff’s Office Participation in Counter-Terrorism Training in Israel
    Posted in Press Release on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Sheriff Martin Cuellar announced that Webb County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Rodrigo Davila has been selected to participate in the Advanced Security Training Institute’s Counter-Terrorism Detection, Prevention, and Response Immersion Course in Israel from October 14 through October 23. The competitive international program trains first-responders from across the United States. Pictured from Left to Right: Webb County Commissioner for Precinct 4 J... Read more

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar, Sheriff Martin Cuellar Announce Over $367k to Webb County Sheriff’s Office
    Posted in Press Release on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar and Mercy Ministries Casa de Misericordia Administrator Maria Elena Arambula to present a check for $367,539 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. The federal funds are awarded from the Office of Violence Against Women’s Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program and wil... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: U.S.-Mexico Border is safer than Washington, D.C., according to new FBI Data
    Posted in Press Release on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Cuellar released the latest FBI Crime Data showing that despite the narrative and rhetoric, violent crime rates in border cities are significantly less compared to the violent crime rate in other major American cities. In 2016, the cities of Brownsville, and McAllen enjoy crimes rates so low, they happen to account for only 1/8th the crime rate of the city of Detroit, 1/5th the crime rate of Houston, and less than half of the crime rates of the cities of Dallas and San Antonio... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces New National Science Foundation, Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program Grants Awarded to TAMIU
    Posted in Press Release on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the awarding of two grants supporting research and engineering outreach and retention with a combined value of $1,101,950 to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The first is a National Science Foundation Grant totaling $398,112 to acquire a new laser scanning confocal microscope. A confocal microscope is an essential tool for studying cell and gene function in animals, plants, and microorganisms, as well as in material sciences. By securi... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Presented with Spirit of Enterprise Award from Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Press Release on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-job, pro-growth policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. The award ceremony took place at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. This past year, Congressman Cuellar was given a 93 percent rating by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “I thank the Chamber for granting me this award,” Congressman Cuellar said. “I will continue... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces $5.8 Million in Federal Funds for Laredo Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the awarding of $5,796,502 in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Airport Improvement Program to the Laredo International Airport. Congressman Cuellar announced $26.3 million in FAA funds last year to the Laredo International Airport to help finance the airport’s ongoing efforts to reduce noise for those living near the airport and the full reconstruction of an existing taxiway. This new FAA grant of $5,765,502 will be ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: McAllen Courthouse One Step Closer
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the federal government has taken another step toward giving McAllen, Texas the new courthouse facilities he has been championing for years. A key committee of the governing body on U.S. court facilities has decided to recommend that McAllen’s courthouse be considered a priority. Today, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Courts decided to recommend McAllen for a completed feasibility study and inclusion on its Courthouse Priorities Plan, me... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Hosts Meeting on Mission Reach Reimbursement with Bexar County Judge
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    From Left to Right: United States Representative Henry Cuellar, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf, Bexar County Director of Government Affairs Melissa Shannon, and Estell Group Counsel Penelope Farthing. Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) hosted a meeting with Bexar County Judge, Nelson Wolf, and Appropriations Committee staff to discuss the reimbursement for the Mission Reach Project. The Mission Reach Project was a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Anto... Read more