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  • 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

  • Reps. Cuellar, Castro, and Doggett Secure Amendment to Improve Utility Service Infrastructure for San Antonio and Military Community
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Joaquín Castro (TX-20), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) secured an amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 to improve utility service infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the City of San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar said: “San Antonio is experiencing rapid population growth in Bexar County and it is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The increasing need for wastewater services is an es... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Mayor Nirenberg Announce $1.5m Federal Investment in San Antonio Homeland Security Preparedness
    Posted in Press Release on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $1.5 million federal investment for fiscal year 2018 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand and improve homeland security preparedness. The funds are part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and are specifically geared to address the unique planning, organization, training and eq... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $130 Million in Appropriations Bill to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $130 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, secured in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways to protect the citrus industry. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured $61 million for th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Includes Funding in Appropriations Bill for Mission Reach Project
    Posted in Press Release on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, included $15 million in funding in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill in federal reimbursement for the San Antonio/Bexar County Mission Reach Project. This funding will support the completion of many important projects throughout San Antonio. The Mission Reach Project is a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Antonio ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Includes $96.5 million in Appropriations Bill for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he included $96.5 million and language in the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced he included language in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which passed committee yesterday, to support homeless veterans, including those on the border, to increase access to cemeteries for veterans in rural areas, and increase the availability of tele-medicine for veterans in rural communities. Congressman Cuellar’s language has several parts. Housing and Supp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $120 Million to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the delivery of over $120 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, which have been included in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured over $65 million for citru... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs to Tackle Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Release on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, announced funding available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the opioid crisis in communities through telemedicine and innovative community facilities. USDA Rural Development has available $25 million in grant funding for innovative projects that address the opioid crisis in rural America. Specifically, the department has reser... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar Anuncia Más de $120 Millones para Ayudar a los Productores de Cítricos
    Posted in Press Release on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, anunció la entrega de más de $120 millones en fondos federales para ayudar a los cultivadores de cítricos de EE.UU., incluyendo cultivadores del Valle del Río Grande. Los fondos que han sido incluidos en el proyecto de ley Omnibus Appropriations 2018 ofrecerán apoyo a los productores de cítricos de numerosas maneras. Para ayudar a los agricultores del Valle del Río Grande a comba... Read more