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  • 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

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of $7.85 Billion for Hurricane Harvey Relief
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee (the committee that sets federal discretionary funding) and the Homeland Security Subcommittee spoke on the House Floor today in favor of funding to help the people of Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) speaks on the House floor on Wednesday in support of providing over $7.4 billion for FEMA and $450 million for the Small Business Administration to help with rescue a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA Program
    Posted in Press Release on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “In my home state of Texas over 120,640 young people, who have known no other country, have benefited from the DACA program. Of those, over 104,959 are working and contributing over $6 billion annually to the GDP. Ending this program, as the Trump Administration has announced today, is not only a failure on human... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $3.5 Million in Federal Funding for Hidalgo Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Hidalgo County has received $3.5 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern bo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $3.35 Million in Federal Funding for Webb County Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Webb County has received $3.35 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 Million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern border. A... Read more