Press Release

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Rep. Cuellar: McAllen Courthouse One Step Closer
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the federal government has taken another step toward giving McAllen, Texas the new courthouse facilities he has been championing for years. A key committee of the governing body on U.S. court facilities has decided to recommend that McAllen’s courthouse be considered a priority. Today, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Courts decided to recommend McAllen for a completed feasibility study and inclusion on its Courthouse Priorities Plan, me... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Hosts Meeting on Mission Reach Reimbursement with Bexar County Judge
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    From Left to Right: United States Representative Henry Cuellar, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf, Bexar County Director of Government Affairs Melissa Shannon, and Estell Group Counsel Penelope Farthing. Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) hosted a meeting with Bexar County Judge, Nelson Wolf, and Appropriations Committee staff to discuss the reimbursement for the Mission Reach Project. The Mission Reach Project was a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Anto... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of $7.85 Billion for Hurricane Harvey Relief
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee (the committee that sets federal discretionary funding) and the Homeland Security Subcommittee spoke on the House Floor today in favor of funding to help the people of Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) speaks on the House floor on Wednesday in support of providing over $7.4 billion for FEMA and $450 million for the Small Business Administration to help with rescue a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA Program
    Posted in Press Release on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “In my home state of Texas over 120,640 young people, who have known no other country, have benefited from the DACA program. Of those, over 104,959 are working and contributing over $6 billion annually to the GDP. Ending this program, as the Trump Administration has announced today, is not only a failure on human... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $3.5 Million in Federal Funding for Hidalgo Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Hidalgo County has received $3.5 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern bo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $3.35 Million in Federal Funding for Webb County Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Webb County has received $3.35 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 Million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern border. A... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.56 Million in Federal Funding for Starr County Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Starr County has received $1.56 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 Million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern border. ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Presents Three Laredo Youth with Congressional Award
    Posted in Press Release on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) presented three Laredoans, Isabella Davila, Sugeily Jarmon, and Lauren Melendez, from the Girl Scouts of America with the Congressional Award for achieving goals in voluntary public service, physical fitness, personal development and expedition, and exploration. The Congressional Award offers young people the opportunity to set personally challenging goals and achieve them. Along the way, they serve their communities and learn about qualities like respons... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces Over $3.2 Million for Laredo Fire Department
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced today that the Laredo Fire Department has been awarded $3,276,320 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These funds will allow the Laredo Fire Department to hire 24 new full-time frontline firefighters. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) program. Congressman Cuellar helped fund this grant program through his role on the Hous... Read more

  • 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