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  • 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

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $500,000 for PILLAR to Help Fight HIV/AIDS Among High Risk Populations
    Posted in Press Release on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    LAREDO— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined representatives and the City of Laredo Health Department in announcing $500,000 in federal funding for People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) aimed at decreasing community HIV risk-factors, providing testing to residents and treating those living with HIV. $250,000 will go towards staff retention and expansion, and the other $250,000 will enhance direct treatment services. The widespread impact from this fundin... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on the Arrest of Border Patrol Agent Suspected of Killing Four in Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    LAREDO –Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement following the arrest a Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four in Laredo: "The arrest of the border patrol agent who has allegedly committed multiple murders could not have happened without the hard work and expertise of the Texas Rangers, the Webb County Sheriff's Office, the Webb County District Attorney's Office, and Laredo Police Department. Having just spoken with Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar, there is no... Read more