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Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $19 Million In Federal Funds to the Texas Education Agency

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $19,978,625 in federal funding to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This funding, established through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and awarded through the U.S. Department of Education: Education Stabilization Fund-Rethink K-12 Education Models Discretionary Grant Program, will support the development of reso... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Relief Funds for San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation and Texas Public Radio

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $10,000 in federal relief funds to the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation and $5,000 to Texas Public Radio. This funding, awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and distributed by Humanities Texas, will be used to cover both operating and programming expenses, enabling recipients to pay o... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Relief Funds for Webb County Heritage Foundation and Texas A&M International University

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $5,000 in federal relief funds to Webb County Heritage Foundation and $2,500 to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). This funding, awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and distributed by Humanities Texas, will be used to cover both operating and programming expenses, enabling recipients to pay... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Works to Strengthen Child Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsored and voted for two bills that will strengthen the child care industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential Act will create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the existing Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. This much-needed legislation is complemented by the Child Care for Econom... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in South Texas

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), along with Members of the Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American Congressional caucuses, participated in a meeting with Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss ways to increase the number of diverse participants at each of the COVID-19 clinical trial sites. Moderna announced their vaccine trial sites for the COVID-19 vaccine in ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on State of Texas Federal Emergency Declaration

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Laredo, TX - Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Declaration for the State of Texas. Due to the impact of Hurricane Hanna along the Gulf Coast, FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property an... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Critical Funding for South Texas in the First Spending Package

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Washington, D.C. —Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secures significant victories for South Texas and other communities across America in H.R. 7608, the first “minibus” of fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bills, which passed the House today. “During these unprecedented times, it is critical that we create a spending package that expands opportunities for every person in this country,” said Congress... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $63,523 in Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding for First Responders in Poteet and Pleasanton

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Pleasanton, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $63,523.42 in federal funds to Poteet and Pleasanton in their efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. These funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, will be used for overtime, protective equipment and supplies for our first responders. “We must all work together to pro... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.6 Million in Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding for First Responders in San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,688,293 in federal funds to assist San Antonio in their efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. These funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, will be used for overtime, protective equipment and supplies for our first responders. “We must all work together to prote... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $90,600 in Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding for First Responders in Rio Grande City

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Rio Grande City, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $90,600 in federal funds to assist Rio Grande City in their efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. These funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, will be used for overtime, protective equipment and supplies for our first responders. “We must all work together to ... Read more »