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  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Federal Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding his vote to keep the federal government funded through March 23, 2018: “It is not unusual for a budget to pass that doesn’t satisfy everyone,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As members of Congress, we cannot turn our backs on our fellow Americans. Millions of hardworking citizens depend on us to keep the government working and to make it better for the people that... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks at US-Mexico Bordernomics News Conference
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and Homeland Security and Defense Subcommittees, joined Congressman William Hurd (TX-23), Senior Vice President of IBC Bank Eddie Aldrete, Executive Director of Mexicans & Americans Thinking Together (MATT) Aracley Garcia-Granados, Board Member of the MATT Foundation & Former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, along with trade and border experts, to participate in the revealing of a trade study by ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress: “Tonight, in his State of the Union speech, President Trump addressed the nation and laid out an agenda for the American people,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I am hopeful that the framework presented by the President will guide the country towards economic growth and prosperity. Over the past year, I have worked with the Administration on a number of emerging issu... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Provides Updates on Border Water Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced updates on border water infrastructure projects after a meeting last month in Nuevo Laredo between the U.S. and Mexican sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), the North American Development Bank (NADB) and other stakeholders. The meeting centered on ongoing discussions related to the untreated sewage discharges entering the Rio Grande within the limits of Nuevo Laredo, and the infrastructure repairs undertaken to add... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Discusses Over $144 Billion in CHIP Funding for the Next Six Years
    Posted in Press Release on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, supported the recent reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that will appropriate over $144 Billion for the next six years and provide funding for 9 million children across the United States. In Texas alone, over 1 million children will benefit by seeing their doctors for health care, preventive health, urgent care and hospitalization as well for services and rehabilitation. Approxi... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Hosts Sutherland Springs Hero as Guest for President’s State of the Union
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) will host Stephen Willeford, a fourth generation Sutherland Springs native, to witness President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30 at the nation’s capital. Mr. Willeford bravely confronted the Sutherland Springs assailant last November at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Representative Cuellar will cover traveling accommodations for Mr. Willeford and his wife Pam Willeford to Washington, D.C., for the event. “I speak on behalf... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Addresses Federal Employees and Families in his District
    Posted in Press Release on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement, addressing federal employees: “I will always do what’s best for the people and families in my district,” said Congressman Cuellar. “That is why last week, I voted yes to keep the government open. The last federal government shutdown cost our economy $1.5 billion and furloughed 850,000 government employees each day. "Vo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Addresses Military Personnel in his District during Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Release on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Defense and Homeland Security, released the following statement, addressing military personnel in his district: “Beginning Saturday, our government shut down because Republicans, who control a unified government, have not been willing to compromise with Democrats on a spending deal. While Social Security Checks will continue and essential governmental services that provide for our n... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Passing Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government
    Posted in Press Release on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

    Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to reopen the federal government after a three-day government shutdown. The Continuing Resolution passed by a total vote of 266 Yeas to 150 Nays— 221 Republicans and 45 Democrats voted in favor in the U.S. House of Representatives and will keep the government funded until February 8, 2018. It passed in the U.S. Senate by a total vote of 81 Yeas to 18 Nays— 49 Republicans and 32 Democrats voted in favor. The Congressman released the following statement rega... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Cities along U.S.-Mexico Border are Safer than Washington, D.C.
    Posted in Press Release on January 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released a statement in response the latest FBI Crime Data, which shows 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. “Republicans, during the shutdown, have been saying that the border is more dangerous but this is simply not true,... Read more