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  • Rep. Cuellar on Trump Budget: "gifts for rich, cuts for poor"
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) responds to the President’s budget proposal: “This budget has big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor. The American people have made themselves clear. They want responsible, efficient government spending, with smart investments in programs that work. Instead, the President has proposed a bizarre, ideological budget. His reckless cuts would cut thriving, successful programs to pay for tax cuts for millionaires – instead of the small businesses that really... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Commemorates National Police Week in District 28
    Posted in Press Release on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and his staff met with law enforcement across Texas Congressional District 28 during National Police Week to discuss local issues and honor their service. “Every day, our law enforcement professionals work hard to keep our local communities and nation safe from crime and terrorism,” Congressman Cuellar said. “My staff and I met with law enforcement and families of fallen officers across my district and in Washington to honor their great service and sacrifice. ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Secures $14.5m for Rio Grande Levees
    Posted in Press Release on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces funding and legislative language to protect clean drinking water and support other environmental efforts in South Texas. For example, he secured $14.5 million for the Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation Project, a $3.5 million increase from the previous year’s funding, for levee projects along the Rio Grande. The House of Representatives passed the measures as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act earlier this month. “Managing the na... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: 25m. Library of Congress Items Now Free Online
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Library of Congress (LoC) has made 25 million items – including books, songs, manuscripts, maps, images, and more – available online for free downloads at http://www.loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. Previously, accessing these materials required a paid subscription. “I hope educators, librarians, students, and parents throughout my district take advantage of this exciting new resource,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I am passionate about educati... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $834m. for Cops; Honors Slain Local Detective Marconi
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, as part of National Police Week 2017, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced more than $834 million in support for our law enforcement professionals, including for programs to reduce violence against police and help them survive dangerous encounters with suspects. He also honored slain police detective Benjamin Marconi, whose family was in Washington yesterday to see his name added to a memorial for fallen officers. National Police Week, which runs May 14 through May 20 this year, is an annu... Read more

  • Response to Notification of NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) responds to the notification (attached) from the Trump administration that they intend to open trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico: “Today, the administration indicated their intent to open North American trade negotiations. I am glad to see they finally agree with me that the best path forward is to update NAFTA, not dismantle it. NAFTA has been a big success for Texas and the entire United States. Trade from NAFTA supports more than 1.5 million Texas j... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $15 Million in Disaster Assistance for State of Texas
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that State of Texas has received $15,639,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to help local communities in Texas recover from severe flooding. Among the counties that will receive funding are Hidalgo, Harris, Hays, and Travis Counties. These flexible grants help cities, counties, and States recover from presidentially-declared disasters, espec... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Small Businesses Find Temporary Workers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the passage of bipartisan measures to help American employers hire enough temporary guest workers to keep their businesses going. The measures were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which passed earlier this month. In his role on the Homeland Security subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, he co-sponsored a bipartisan amendment with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Gets Millions for Hispanic Education
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    Today, Congressman Cuellar announced millions of dollars in funding for colleges and universities that serve Hispanic student populations, as well as language to promote opportunities for Hispanic students to partner with or work for federal agencies. The language and funding were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which funds the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, and which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. There are more than a dozen Hispanic-Serving In... Read more

  • Zapata Wastewater Plant: Rep. Cuellar’s Office Marks Groundbreaking of Improvement Project
    Posted in Press Release on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, staff from the office of Congressman Henry Cuellar marked the groundbreaking of a project to improve the wastewater treatment plant in Zapata, funded by grants he helped secure for the county government. The Congressional staff joined County Judge Joe Rathmell, and County Commissioners Norberto Garza, Eddie Martinez, Paco Mendoza, and Olga Elizondo, as Premier Engineering General Manager Manuel Gonzalez ceremonially broke ground on the new Zapata County Waterworks Wastewater Treatment Pla... Read more