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  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $350,000 in Federal Reimbursements to McAllen, Catholic Charities and Food Bank in Hidalgo County
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding federal reimbursements to border communities who have provided humanitarian assistance during the surge of immigrants which began in 2014: “I’m glad to see our communities and nonprofits finally receive reimbursement for providing humanitarian aid,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I fought hard in Congress to author appropriation language that allows our local communities to be reimbursed with federal dollars for thei... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $595 Million for Central America to Address Root Cause of Migration to U.S.-Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $595 million to address the root cause of migration to the U.S.-Mexico border in the fiscal year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill. He also included language directing the Department of State to expedite foreign assistance to Central America—particularly the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Specifically, the language directs the State Department to submit its foreign assistance spending plan f... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Thanks First Lady Melania Trump for Visiting Children Detention Centers at the Border
    Posted in Press Release on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement thanking First Lady Melania Trump for visiting children detention centers at the border: “I thank First Lady Melania Trump for visiting McAllen today to see first-hand children in detention centers. Yesterday, I sent a letter to President Trump, urging the President and First Lady to visit and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border. The situation regarding how families were being separated at the border was unnecessary ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar to President Trump: Keep Families Together and Come Visit the Border
    Posted in Press Release on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today, urging President Trump to visit and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border: “The current situation regarding how families are being separated at the border is unnecessary and avoidable. Therefore, today I sent a letter to President Trump asking him to join me and my colleagues at the border, to see firsthand the impact the process is having on innocent children. While I have great respect of the rule of law, I kn... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar and Hurd Announce $1.5 Million for Mitchell Lake in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan
    Posted in Press Release on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Will Hurd (TX-23) announced $1.5 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) FY18 Work Plan to initiate a study of Mitchell Lake. This funding will be used to initiate the restoration of the lake’s ecosystem and surrounding habitat, eventually providing San Antonio residents with health, recreational, and economic benefits. Congressman Cuellar has worked to secure this funding in the Appropriations Committee over the last few years. Mitchell Lake wa... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Immigrant Family Separation
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a statement today addressing the separation of migrant families while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody: “I remain concerned about the separation of migrant families while in CBP custody. I want to ensure that CBP adheres to policies that maintain family unity to the greatest extent possible, absent a legal requirement or a safety concern. “Because of the language I secured in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill, CBP reported that in ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Millions for Military Families and Children in FY19 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure millions in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill supporting education for military children in schools. This funding will enable schools to meet the unique needs of military children and their parents facing the challenges of military life. Additionally, this bill will fund programs aimed at supporting military families that have children with disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilit... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Recovering Troops in FY19 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language and funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill that helps support troops through medical assistance, cancer research, and therapy to help facilitate recovery after serving in the military. This bill passed full committee markup today and is scheduled to move for a vote on the House and Senate Floors this summer. Helping Wounded Troops Congressman Cuellar helped secure $45 million in fu... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $14.6 Million for Mission Reach Project in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan
    Posted in Press Release on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $14.6 million in federal reimbursement towards the Mission Reach Project, which he secured in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, that was included in the FY18 Work Plan released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Mission Reach Project is a USACE project to prevent San Antonio River flooding and restore natural plant and animal habitats. With additional help from Representatives Hurd, Doggett, Smith, and Castro, money to complete ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar and CBP Provide Update on Bridge II Renovation Project in Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    LAREDO— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations for Laredo Field Office David Higgerson, Laredo Port of Entry Port Director Albert Flores, and City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, toured the Bridge II Project, a passenger bridge in Laredo, which is currently undergoing renovations. Since 2015, Congressman Cuellar has secured $100 million in federal funding to renovate Bridges I and II. Participating members did a walk-through o... Read more