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  • $2 Million for City Year San Antonio Announced by Congressional Delegation Members
    Posted in Press Release on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Cuellar: Victoria Glynn victoria.glynn@mail.house.gov Rep. Castro: Erin Hatch Erin.Hatch@mail.house.gov Rep. Doggett: Jaimie Woo Jaimie.Woo@mail.house.gov Rep. Hurd: Rachel Holland Rachel.Holland@mail.house.gov Today, a bipartisan group of 4 members of the San Antonio Congressional delegation, including Congressman Henry Cuellar, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and Congressman Will Hurd, announced more than $2 million for City Year San Antonio. The Corporation for Nat... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Invites International Trade Stakeholders to Provide Input for NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in Press Release on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is notifying trade stakeholders in his district to participate in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by providing input to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer. On May 18, the Trade Representative sent Congress a notification letter explaining the Administration’s plans to renegotiate NAFTA with our partners Mexico and Canada. “South Texas is a world competitor for international trade,” said Congressman Cuellar... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Honors Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    In honor of Memorial Day, which will be Monday, May 29 this year, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a video message to constituents. He reminded viewers of the true meaning of the holiday, encouraged them to support the families of fallen troops, and asked veterans struggling with memories of lost friends to reach out for help at the Veterans Crisis Line. The video is available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_nbuqMOwfM In the video, he said, “Many of us have time off to sp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $13.9m for UTRGV at Press Conference
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    On Friday, May 26, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference with officials from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) at the Mission CEED Building, to announce that UTRGV will receive more than $2.7 million this year, and possibly more than $13.9 million over the next five years, to help high school students prepare for college. The funds come from Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the TRIO Program. Congressman Cuellar helped incre... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Secures $2b for Rural/Colonia Water Projects
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announces funding and legislative language to protect clean drinking water in rural areas and colonias in South Texas. The House of Representatives passed the measures as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act earlier this month. “Managing the natural resources that we all have to share is a fundamental role of government,” said Congressman Cuellar. “These common-sense programs protect us from waterborne disease, severe flood damage, and other environme... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Responds to CBO Score of Republican Health Plan
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) responded to the independent Congressional Budget Office’s assessment that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was passed by the House of Representatives and has been sent to the Senate for consideration, will leave 23 million Americans uninsured. (Assessment can be viewed here: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752) He said: “I voted against the AHCA because it was clear it would hurt the people of my district. I represent one of the highest uninsured p... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $9m for San Antonio Schools over 5 Years
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that colleges and universities in San Antonio may receive up to $9,046,355 over the next five years to help high school students prepare for higher education, via Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for this program in the Appropriations Committee. The funds come from Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the TRIO Program. Congressman Cuellar h... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $2m for Laredo Community College over 5 Years
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that Laredo Community College is eligible to receive up to $2,142,415 over the next five years to help high school students prepare for college, via Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for this program in the Appropriations Committee. Upward Bound grants are part of the Department of Education’s TRIO Program. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for the TRIO Progra... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.5m for Atascosa High School Students over 5 Years
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced Atascosa high school students are eligible to receive up to $1,583,745 for college readiness program over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for this program in the Appropriations Committee. The funds come from Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the TRIO Program. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for the TRIO Program in the Ap... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Chief Justice Hecht Defend Legal Services Corporation from Trump Budget Cuts
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) was joined by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas Nathan Hecht in expressing concern at President Trump’s proposed elimination of the non-profit Legal Services Corporation today. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent, non-profit established by Congress to provide low-income Americans with legal aid in civil matters. They provide funding to more than 100 legal aid organizations in communities across the United States, including three in... Read more