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  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with Asst. U.S. Trade Representative
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christopher Jackson and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Cameron Bishop to discuss the modernization of NAFTA and the need for America, not China, to lead the world on trade. Congressman Cuellar has already been working with businesses on both sides of the border, as well as the Mexican Ambassador and other government leaders, to improve NAFTA. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), hea... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Co-Sponsors Bipartisan ‘Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017’
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill he is co-sponsoring to solve the severe staffing shortage faced by Customs and Border Protection. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is facing a staffing deficit of more than 3,000 positions,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “That puts our homeland security at risk. One reason for this dangerous shortage: applicants ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Mayor Taylor Announce $1m Federal Investment in San Antonio Homeland Security Preparedness
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $1 million federal investment for fiscal year 2017 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand and improve homeland security preparedness in that city. The funds are part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and are specifically geared to address the unique planning, organization, training and equipm... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Veterans Affairs Medical Records News
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    In response to the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs will shift veterans’ medical records to the system used by the Department of Defense, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) said: “I am glad that the Department of Veterans Affairs has taken the next step to streamline the relationship between the military and veteran health care systems. This has been a years-long process of smoothing the transition out of the military, so our servicemembers can more quickly and easily access the VA he... Read more

  • $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 Rep. Castro: Erin Hatch Rep. Doggett: Jaimie Woo Rep. Hurd: Rachel Holland 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: 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: 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