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  • Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray meets with Rep. Cuellar in Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, met with Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today in Washington to discuss negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Congressman Cuellar has known both Secretary Videgaray and President Enrique Peña Nieto personally for many years. Congressman Cuellar also met with Mexico’s Under Secretary for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solano, and Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez, who were also in atten... Read more

  • Luis Videgaray se reúne con y el congresista Henry Cuéllar en Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    El secretario de relaciones exteriores de México, Luis Vidgegary, hoy se reunió con el congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, en Washington para discutir las negociaciones del Tratado Libre de Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN, o NAFTA por sus siglas en inglés). El congresista Cuéllar y el secretario se conocen desde antes de la elección del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. El congresista Cuéllar también reunió con el Subsecretario para América del Norte, Carlos Manue... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $100 Million Plan for Technology and Other Infrastructure to Modernize World Trade Bridge into a World Class Cargo Processing Facility
    Posted in Press Release on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    LAREDO, Texas – Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, the Office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the City of Laredo, the State of Texas, and representatives of the international trade community to announce a $100 million plan to increase technology and modernize Laredo’s World Trade Bridge and make it a world-class cargo facility. This will transform the port into the World Trade Bridge 2.0. “The World Trade... Read more

  • Cuellar Fights $144.3 Billion in Government Waste
    Posted in Press Release on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has moved to improve government efficiency and save taxpayer money, by ordering multiple agencies to reduce unnecessary printing, avoid improper payments that last year wasted $144.3 billion, and collect fines in a timely manner. Paperwork Reduction In the recent Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funded the federal government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, Congressman Cuellar ordered many federal bodies - including the Departments of Labor, Health & Huma... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Discuss NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss NAFTA renegotiation, along with Representatives McSally, Pearce, and Hurd. The purpose of the meeting was for the Secretary to hear from members of Congress who represent districts on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar said, “I talked with Secretary Ross about the issues that matter most to my constituents, including infrastructure at the border, the North American Development Bank (NADBan... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets Congressional Art Competition Winner from Roma at Nation’s Capitol
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced that Roma High School sophomore Melissa Garcia was chosen as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner for District 28. Today, Congressman Cuellar met with Melissa and her family during a reception in Washington, D.C., where her artwork is currently on display at the U.S. Capitol Building. Travel for Melissa and her family to Washington was provided by Southwest Airlines and other accommodations by the Upper Valley Art League and Bill C... Read more

  • Cuellar-Backed Bills Support Transitions from Poverty to Workforce
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took three separate steps to help struggling Americans lift themselves from poverty by pursuing education and entering the workforce. Local leaders including the Superintendent of Floresville Independent School District applauded the decisions. On Friday, June 23, he voted in support of the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, which passed the House of Representatives. On Thursday, June 22, he voted for the Strengthening Career and Technic... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Cuellar on the CBO score of the Senate health care bill:
    Posted in Press Release on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “Today the independent Congressional Budget Office calculated that the Senate health care legislation will leave 22 million more Americans uninsured. My most vulnerable constituents - people with disabilities, older Americans, children, working families - would be hit the hardest. This is unacceptable. The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but it has made life better in real ways for so many members of my community in Texas. We need to keep what works and fix what doesn't in a bipartisan way."... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with TAMIU Students Traveling to Azerbaijan for Energy Summer School
    Posted in Press Release on June 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today met with a group of students who will be attending the 11th Annual Baku Energy Summer School in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 9 to July 22. The trip is made possible through a historic agreement that Congressman Cuellar facilitated between TAMIU and Azerbaijan in 2015 to promote student and faculty research and study collaborations on energy between universities in Texas, Mexico and Azerbaijan. The Baku Energy Summer School (BESS) is an annual two-week certi... Read more

  • FULL TEXT: Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Letter to Amb. Lighthizer Asking for NAFTA Meeting
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Today, Senator John Cornyn (TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, requesting that he meet with all Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter is attached. It reads: Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: Upon your May 18, 2017, notification to Congress of the Administration’s intent to “initia... Read more