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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Passage of a $3 Billion Expansion of GI Education Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Rep. Cuellar announces today bipartisan passage of one of the biggest expansions to the GI Bill since its original inception in 1944; an effort he co-sponsored. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 ensures that new servicemembers will be able to use the benefits they’ve earned throughout their lifetime. Originally, the GI Bill placed a 15-year limit on when recipients could use the tuition payments for higher education. With the Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance... Read more

  • Members Introduce the Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Committee on Education and the Workforce - Contact: Press Office (202) 226-9440 https://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401928 Today, at a press conference with small business owners, members introduced the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441). The legislation, sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), rolls back the extreme joint employer scheme to protect American jobs and entrepreneurship. The bill has received bipartisan support with 29 co-sponsors. Up... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Border Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today issued a statement after the Trump Administration and GOP leadership sent a joint release stating their decision to drop the controversial Border Adjustment Tax (BAT): “A border adjustment tax would have meant a $5 trillion tax hike for hard working families. Trade is a major part of the Texas economy, and all Americans depend on a robust trade industry to provide them with affordable goods and services through import and export with other nations. I’m gra... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Passage of Funds for Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued a statement after the House of Representatives voted 235-192 to approve a spending bill that includes nearly $1.6 billion for the construction of a border wall: “I am disappointed by the fact that today the House voted for a spending bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion of funding for the border wall,” said Congressman Cuellar. “However, I know that this is only the first step and I am certain the final version of this bill will not have funding for th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today spoke on the House floor to voice his opposition to H.R. 3219 that would add nearly $1.6 billion in federal taxpayer funds to begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar speaks on the House floor Wednesday against a costly and ineffective border wall. “President Trump promised the American people that Mexico would pay for a wall, but he’s footing the bill to American taxpayers,” said Congressman Cuellar. “A wall would be ine... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Diversion of Wall Funding
    Posted in Press Release on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Last night, Republican leadership quietly decided to move the $1.6 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall from the House Appropriations Homeland Security spending bill to an omnibus spending package for the Department of Defense and a handful of other related agencies. Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) today responded with the following statement: “I am disappointed by this decision to move funding for the President’s senseless border wall to the Department of Defense omnibus spending pa... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Federal Funding for Texas National Guard Border Security Operations
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement regarding a notice that the National Guard Bureau will provide the State of Texas with approximately $3 million from the remaining Fiscal Year 2017 Operation Phalanx funds that Cuellar secured in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill for National Guard border security operations: "While I’m disappointed that the Department of Homeland Security did not request flight hours for National Guard aerial support operations to assist th... Read more

  • Cuellar Issues Statement on USTR's NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its objectives for negotiating NAFTA: “My colleagues from Texas and I understand the importance of NAFTA for our state. We want to work with the Administration in a bipartisan way to make sure we build upon the success of NAFTA and modernize it for the 21st Century. That’s why I met with both United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Secre... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Sends Letter to Governor’s Office Requesting Reimbursement for Border Communities
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the delay in reimbursement for border communities who have provided humanitarian assistance during the surge of immigrants which began in 2014: Today, I have sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott addressing the concerns of our border communities who have yet to be reimbursed for the humanitarian assistance they provided when the federal government was overwhelmed by a large influx of immigrants that began in 2014... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Deliver Funding for 65 New Immigration Judges
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced the inclusion of funding for 65 new immigration judges and support staff he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill. This bill was passed by the House Appropriations Committee, of which Congressman Cuellar is a member, and awaits action by the full U.S. House of Representatives. “There are over 500 thousand immigration cases awaiting trial or resolution in this country. That mean... Read more