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El Congresista Cuellar combate el muro fronterizo a través de Asignaciones del año fiscal 2020

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El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) ayudó a asegurar lenguaje legislativo en el proyecto de ley de asignaciones para Construcción militar, asuntos de veteranos y asignaciones de agencias relacionadas del año fiscal 2020 que prohíben que los fondos de construcción se utilicen para construir una infraestructura de seguridad de muros, cercas o fronteras a lo largo frontera terrestre del sur de los E... Read more »

Cornyn, Cuellar Introduce HUMANE Act to Address Border Crisis

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Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border by reforming current laws dealing with unaccompanied alien children (UAC) and migrants taken into custody. The bill will also update existing laws to ensur... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Mexican Labor Reform is a Right Step for USMCA

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a statement following the adoption of the new Mexican Labor Reform, a crucial step in the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA): “This week, Mexico's upper chamber passed a historic labor reform package, raising Mexican worker standards. This is a step in the right direction for trade as this legislation was drafted to align wit... Read more »

Congresista Cuellar: La reforma laboral mexicana es un paso en la dirección correcta para USMCA

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Hoy, el congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) emitió una declaración luego de la adopción de la nueva Reforma Laboral Mexicana, un paso crucial en la aprobación del Acuerdo Comercial entre EE. UU. Y México-Canadá (USMCA): “Esta semana, el pleno del senado de México aprobó la reforma laboral que elevó los estándares de los trabajadores mexicanos. Este es un paso en la dirección correcta para el comerci... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Leads Congressional Delegation to Mexico City

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), and staff from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Committee on Ways and Means attended a three-day Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Mexico City, where they met with several high-ranking Mexican officials, business community leaders, and labor representatives to discuss United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USCMA)... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar encabeza la delegación del Congreso en la Ciudad de México

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el congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), el congresista Lou Correa (CA-46) y el personal de las oficinas de la Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes Nancy Pelosi y el Comité de Medios y Reglamentos asistieron a un viaje de Delegación del Congreso (CODEL) de tres días en la Ciudad de México, donde se reunieron con varios funcionarios mexicanos de alto rango, líderes de la comunidad empresarial y r... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Introduces Bipartisan Border Patrol Pay Security Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced H.R. 2335, the Border Patrol Pay Security Act of 2019, a bill amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to reinstate Border Patrol agent compensation for overtime for certain hours of work. Specifically, this bipartisan piece of legislation provides federal labor pay standards to those who are among both our most deserving and critically ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2 Million for Webb County’s Veterans Court Program

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LAREDO, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,000,000 over the next 5 years in federal funding for Webb County’s Veterans Court Program awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds will go to support the continuation of Webb County’s Veteran Court Program which will be... Read more »

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 »