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  • 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

  • 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