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  • Rep. Cuellar: Cities along U.S.-Mexico Border are Safer than Washington, D.C.
    Posted in Press Release on January 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released a statement in response the latest FBI Crime Data, which shows that despite the narrative and rhetoric, violent crime rates in border cities are significantly less compared to the violent crime rate in other major American cities. “Republicans, during the shutdown, have been saying that the border is more dangerous but this is simply not true,... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Attends Bipartisan Meeting with President Trump to Discuss DACA and Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Release on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Homeland Security Subcommittee, released the following statement after attending a bipartisan meeting with President Trump, members of the Administration and other Members of Congress to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Immigration Reform: “Today, I met with President Trump and Democrat and Republican senators and representatives in a bipartisan meeting to discuss immig... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar’s Statement on Disaster Supplemental Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Homeland Security Subcommittee, released the following statement today on the disaster supplemental bill that passed today in the House of Representatives: “I would like to thank both Democrats and Republicans from the Texas and Florida delegations, who worked together in a bi-partisan fashion and put together a funding package that will provide our districts with the necessary resources to get back on tra... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on House Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has released the following statement explaining his vote against the House $1.5 trillion tax bill, H.R. 1 – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, today in Washington, D.C.: “I genuinely wanted to support this legislation, but after analyzing the details, it fails to accomplish certain goals that true tax reform should strive to achieve. This bill increases the deficit, trigger cuts to Medicare and health care (about 30,000 people in my district will lose access to health c... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of Bipartisan Bills to Curb Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Release on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Cuellar spoke on the House Floor in support of two bipartisan bills to curb gun violence: H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017. H.R. 38 allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon across state lines only if they are not federally prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, are carrying a valid government-issued photo ID, are lawfully licensed or otherwise entitled to carry a concealed handgun, an... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge from La Joya Independent School District, Thelma R. Salinas STEM Early College High School students, Josue Herrera, Nyo Cruz, Elmo Garza, and Marco Perez for designing the Travel Guide app, which helps travelers get around in an unfamiliar area. The app designed by the students focuses on four categories: emergency, food, shops and entertainment. “I congratulate these four talented high school... Read more

  • Cuellar’s Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background Check System Passed by Committee
    Posted in Press Release on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) that would require federal and state authorities to comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Specifically, this bill will: • Require federal and state agencies to produce NICS imp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.5 Million DOJ COPS Grant to Laredo Police Department
    Posted in Press Release on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, City Manager Horacio De Leon, and Laredo Police Chief Claudio Treviño, Jr., to present a check for $1,500,000 to the City of Laredo Police Department from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) - COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The funds will be used to hire 12 new police officers at the Laredo Police Department and are part of the $98,495,397 in nation-wide grant fund... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces Over $3.1 Million for San Antonio Police Department to Hire 25 New officers
    Posted in Press Release on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program has awarded a grant to the City of San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) in the amount of $3,125,000. This grant will support the hiring of 25 new police officers. These funds are part of the $98,495,397 in grant funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). “The COPS Hiring Program pr... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar and Culberson Introduce Gun Background Check Bill
    Posted in Press Release on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Thursday, November 17, Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4434, a companion bill to the FIX NICS Act of 2017 that was introduced in the Senate earlier this week by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). The investigation into the recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, revealed enormous gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This bipar... Read more