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  • Rep. Cuellar on Passports Denials for U.S. Citizens on the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the denial of passports to U.S. citizens along the U.S.-Mexico Border: “In the southern part of my district, we are facing increasing numbers of citizenship fraud along the U.S.-Mexico border. In some cases, American citizens born through a midwife are required to provide supplemental information and documentation in order to receive their passport. While this has been an on-going issue, we have been working diligently ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Texas Judge’s Decision on DACA: ‘An Encouraging Development’
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement after a federal court denied Texas and nine other states to temporarily block the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Instead of blocking opportunities, we must continue to seek long-terms solutions to our current, outdated immigration system. Today’s decision by a federal court to deny states this obstruction is an encouraging development. As one of the longest and strongest supporters of DACA in Congre... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Provides Statement on Trump’s NAFTA Update
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after President Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico without having completed negotiations with Canada: "President Trump’s official notice to Congress today is a welcomed step forward in the NAFTA negotiation process. This is a clear signal that the administration is serious about solidifying a final deal on an updated NAFTA that will continue to spur growth and economic developm... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on NAFTA Progress: ‘A Step in the Right Direction’
    Posted in Press Release on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding news that the United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary NAFTA deal, paving the way for Canada to rejoin negotiations: "While this entire process could have been avoided without the dramatization and harsh rhetoric from the administration, which has created uncertainty for business and stifled growth, this preliminary deal presents us with the opportunity to modernize the trilateral agreement which has grown tr... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $117 Million for San Antonio Federal Courthouse
    Posted in Press Release on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure a $117.4 million U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) award for the construction of a new San Antonio U.S. Courthouse. This achievement comes as a result of the combined efforts of Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), as well as the bipartisan San Antonio delegation, including Lamar Smith (TX-21), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Will Hurd (TX-23), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), who were united in their goal of creating this new judicial home f... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces $4 Million for Two Webb County Court Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling Programs
    Posted in Press Release on August 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar on Tuesday announced $4 million in federal funds for two district court programs in Laredo. The Webb County Court at Law II Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Court Program will receive $2 million over the next five years, while Webb County’s 406th Judicial District Adult Drug Court Program will receive $2 million over the next five years to expand its current services. The Webb County Court at Law - DWI Court will use this funding to tackle the problem of drinking and dri... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $1.4 Million for New HSI STEM Program at UTRGV
    Posted in Press Release on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $1.4 million for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to increase the retention and graduation of undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Congressman Cuellar created the first-ever NSF STEM program focused on HSIs through his work on the appropriations committee. With these funds, UTRGV will develop new mathematics and biology "gateway" courses for first year and early career students; offer... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, TAMIU Small Business Development Center, and regional partners hosted Access to Capital Event
    Posted in Press Release on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    LAREDO–Today, the office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) in collaboration with the TAMIU Small Business Development Center, hosted the ‘Access to Capital’ Forum and Small Business Resource fair to promote resources for business financing. This event took place at Texas A&M International University, and it brought together business owners and community members of LaSalle, Webb and Zapata counties that are looking to start or expand their business. This provided them with an opportunity to le... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Increases Transparency and Oversight at Immigrant Detention Centers
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language increasing transparency and oversight at immigration detention centers in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Specifically, these provisions aim to improve conditions and procedures, and expedite immigrant family reunifications. This bill passed full committee markup and is scheduled for a vote on the House and Senate Floors later this fall. Bringing Clarity to Family Separation ... Read more

  • Cornyn, Cruz, Cuellar Bill to Rename Laredo Courthouse Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) along with Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statements after President Trump signed into law their bill to rename Laredo’s federal courthouse the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse.” “Judge Kazen made countless contributions to the community of Laredo and our nation’s judicial system,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I was glad to join efforts with Senator Cruz and Representative Cuellar to h... Read more