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  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Release on April 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria SAN ANTONIO— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement after President Trump launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following a brutal chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma: “The recent chemical attacks by the Assad regime make it clear that now, more than ever, we need to continue working in c... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Hosts Informative Video Conference on the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, April 4, the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted an informative video conference regarding the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018 from Washington, D.C. The purpose of this conference was to discuss the spending bill which includes essential funding for transportation, infrastructure, health care, law enforcement, and education which will greatly benefit the 28th district of Texas. This video conference was made available for constituents and media through... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Praises Key Provision in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act that Allows Online Public Access for Congressional Reports
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, issued a statement praising a key provision he supported in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which allows for non-confidential reports of the Congressional Research Service to be publically available online for citizens. All non-confidential reports of the Congressional Research Service must be made publicly available online through a Government Pub... Read more

  • McCaul, Cuellar Send Letter to Texas Universities Hosting Confucius Institutes
    Posted in Press Release on April 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) sent a bipartisan letter on March 23, 2018 to universities in Texas hosting Confucius Institutes, including Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas Southern University. Reps. McCaul and Cuellar released the following joint statement: “We strongly urge these universities to consider terminating their partnerships with Confucius Institutes and other Chinese government supported org... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Trump’s Announcement to Militarize the U.S – Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement regarding Trump’s announcement to militarize the U.S – Mexico border: “Militarizing the border is a dramatic measure and will affect the lives of millions of people who live, work, and worship, in local communities on an everyday basis. Securing the southern border starts with ensuring that we implement policies that will hav... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar Emite Declaración Sobre el Anuncio de Trump Para Militarizar la Frontera de EEUU-México
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    El dia de hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones y del Subcomité de Seguridad Nacional de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos, emitió la siguiente declaración: “Militarizar la frontera es un medida drástica y afectará las vidas de millones de personas que viven y trabajan en las comunidades locales día a día:. Para mejorar la seguridad en la frontera, tenemos que empezar por asegurar que se implementen leyes que tengan resultados significati... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on FHWA Approving Over $10 Million in CBI Funding for World Trade Bridge FAST Lane Project
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the use of $10,300,000 dollars in coordinated border infrastructure funds for the FAST Lane Project which will allow for an expedited lane for pre-cleared trucks to traverse through Laredo. This critical step forward in the development of the project which will alleviate congestion and increase mobility of this vitally important economic Port of Entry at the Texas-Mexican border. “I am pleased to see that the Federal Highway Administratio... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Deliver Funding for 100 New Immigration Judge Teams
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) successfully included language in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act to hire at least 100 new immigration judge teams, which includes judges, support staff, technology and work space, along with many other border security measures he included in the legislation, which recently passed the House of Representatives and would fund the government for the rest of the 2018 fiscal year. The total amount equals to 484 immigration judges. “... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar and Hurd Announce Additional $15 Million in Federal Reimbursement for Mission Reach Project
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Will Hurd (TX-23), and the San Antonio delegation announced an additional $15 million in federal reimbursement for the San Antonio/Bexar County Mission Reach Project in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This bill was approved by the House of Representatives and is moving on to a vote in the Senate. The Mission Reach Project is a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Antonio River flooding and restore nat... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar, Vela, and Gonzalez Deliver $97.5 million for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that they helped secure $96.5 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus 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, an additional $1 million for USDA ARS to conduct research on... Read more