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  • Congressman Cuellar Attends Grand Opening of Behavioral Health Clinic at the McMullen Community Health Center
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), McMullen County officials and Atascosa Health Center representatives participated in the grand opening of an additional building for behavioral health services at the McMullen Community Health Center, in partnership with Atascosa Health Center, Camino Real Community Services, and McMullen County Judge James Teal. The McMullen Community Health Center is a satellite clinic of the Atascosa Health Center, Inc. and is conveniently located to serve the res... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $622,400 for Atascosa Health Center, Inc.
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $622,400 in federal funding for Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC). This award consists of two separate grants from Health and Human Services’ (HHS). Specifically, the Atascosa Health Center will receive $285,000 through the HHS Health Center Cluster Program and $337,400 through the HHS Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) Program. These programs will continue to provide funding assisting health centers impac... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $566,157 for Converse Fire & EMS Department
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Monday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $566,157 in federal funds for the Converse Fire & EMS Department from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This federal award comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. This program will directly provide the fire department and EMS the funding to hire six additional front line firefighters and provide them with more benefits and a safer work environmen... Read more

  • Cuellar Announces Paid Honors Internships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Posted in Press Release on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be accepting applications for its 2019 Honors Internship Program. The 10-week program runs from June 10th to August 16th and is a great opportunity for students to work with special agents, intelligence analysts, and professional staff. Interns that participate in this paid internship gain valuable career experience and many use the program to springboard to an FBI career. “Experi... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on US, Mexico and Canada Reaching Deal on NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after US, Mexico and Canada reach deal on NAFTA: “I am glad that the Administration and Canada were finally able to come to an agreement on NAFTA. This has reflected what I have said all along— we must solidify a deal that includes Canada, so that we can build upon the successes of NAFTA and strengthen trade relations with both partners. “A deal that would have left either one of them behind would have created uncerta... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar and Gonzalez Announce $929,800 Grant for South Texas College
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $929,800 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to South Texas College (STC) through their Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant program. The college will receive a $232,450.00 yearly grant over the next four years, totaling $929,800.00 in federal funds. The grant was funded through the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriation bill, which funds the government for the remainder of ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $50 Million for Biomedical Research Facilities
    Posted in Press Release on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $50 million in the fiscal year 2019 “minibus” appropriations bill for biomedical and behavioral research facilities. This funding will allow public, nonprofit and not-for-profit entities to compete for funds that will allow them to expand, remodel and renovate existing research facilities, or build new facilities to meet the demands of the nation’s top biomedical researchers. Monies for these facilities are provided to the Nation... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $6 Million in Federal Funding for VIA Metropolitan Transit to Improve Bus Infrastructure in San Antonio
    Posted in Press Release on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to VIA Metropolitan Transit to improve bus infrastructure and operations in San Antonio. Grants through this program are intended to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and construct bus-related facilities. VIA Metropolitan Transit will use this funding to construct an operating and maintenance paratransit facility through DOT’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infras... Read more

  • Congressmen Cuellar and Gonzalez Announce Over $2 Million for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced an award of over $2 million in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). This funding will create a professional development project to improve the teaching and learning of current and historical understandings of American history, civics, government and geography in Hidalgo County. The U.S. Department of Education awarded this funding through the American History and Civics Academies Prog... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Works to Protect Ag Workers
    Posted in Press Release on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on working to protect Agricultural workers through the Ag and Legal Workforce Act: “My parents were migrant workers and worked in the agricultural fields. I appreciate the hard work these jobs require and I will always work to protect laborers’ rights. Through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I helped secure provisions that ensure the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) work with agricultural laborers when implementing ... Read more