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Rep. Cuellar Denounces the Trump Administration’s Plan to Divert $7.2 Billion from Military for Border Wall

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) condemns the Trump Administration’s plan to reallocate $7.2 billion of appropriated 2020 Defense funds for border wall construction. Specifically, the Administration plans to divert $3.5 billion from military counterdrug programs and $3.7 billion in military construction projects. “We cannot allow the Administration to pull funding from critical m... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nine Local Recipients of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced nine local recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. U.S. undergraduate students, who demonstrate financial need, are eligible to receive credit-bearing study or internships abroad. This scholarship allows academically outstanding individuals, from underserved backgrounds, gain skills essential for sustaining our nation... Read more »

Congresista Cuellar Anuncia Nueve Beneficiarios Locales de La Beca Internacional Benjamin A. Gilman

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Laredo, TX - El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció nueve beneficiarios locales de la Beca Internacional Benjamin A. Gilman. Los estudiantes de pregrado de EE. UU., que demuestren necesidad financiera, son elegibles para recibir estudios o pasantías con créditos en el extranjero. Esta beca permite a individuos académicamente sobresalientes, de entornos desatendidos, adquirir habilidades ese... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Works to Expand Healthcare Access in the Rio Grande Valley

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language in the final spending bill that allows teaching hospitals in areas of need to extend their cap-building window to ten years, allowing new physicians to fill residences in rural, under-resourced areas, such as the Rio Grande Valley. The number of physicians per population in the Valley is almost half of the physician-per-patient ... Read more »

Congresista Cuéllar Trabaja para Ampliar el Acceso a la Atención Médica en el Valle del Río Grande

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Washington, DC - El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) aseguró el lenguaje en el proyecto de ley final de gastos que permite a los hospitales de enseñanza en áreas de necesidad y extender su ventana de aumento de capitalización a diez años, lo que permite a los nuevos médicos llenar residencias en zonas rurales, áreas con recursos, como el Valle del Río Grande. El número de médicos por población en... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Fights for 100 New Immigration Judges to Address Backlog of Immigration Court Cases at the Southern Border

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language directing the hiring of 100 new immigration judges, in the final spending bill, to reduce the backlog of immigration cases at our southern border. To finance these additional hires, the Congressman also helped secure over $672 million for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), of which $4 million will be drawn from im... Read more »

Congresista Cuellar lucha por 100 nuevos jueces de inmigración para abordar la acumulación de casos de tribunales de inmigración en la frontera sur

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Washington, D.C. — El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) aseguró el lenguaje que dirige la contratación de 100 nuevos jueces de inmigración, en el proyecto de ley final de gastos, para reducir la acumulación de casos de inmigración en nuestra frontera sur. Para financiar estas contrataciones adicionales, el congresista también ayudó a asegurar más de $ 672 millones para la Oficina Ejecutiva de Revi... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Creates Border Center for Excellence and Border Infrastructure Coordinator to Reduce Wait Times at Ports of Entry

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Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) creates the Border Center for Excellence and Border Infrastructure Coordinator to reduce wait times at ports of entry in the final spending bill. The Congressman secured key language in the bill that will encourage the GSA to establish a Border Center of Excellence in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Center will wo... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $149,762 in Federal Funding for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $149,762 in federal funding for Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in Hidalgo County and the City of Mission. These funds will allow local Housing Authorities to employ FSS Coordinators, who help families get back on their feet and regain independence by connecting them with services, such as child care, transportation, job training, emp... Read more »

El Congresista Cuéllar Anuncia $149,762 en Fondos Federales Para El Programa de Autosuficiencia Familiar

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Mission, TX - El congresista Henry Cuéllar (TX-28) anunció $ 1,124,151 en fondos federales para el programa de Autosuficiencia Familiar (FSS) en el Condado de Hidalgo y la Ciudad de Mission. Estos fondos permitirán a las Autoridades de Vivienda locales emplear a Coordinadores del FSS, que ayudan a las familias a recuperarse y recuperar la independencia al conectarlos con servicios, tales como cuid... Read more »