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Congressman Henry Cuellar: A Border Wall Has No Home in South Texas

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I consider myself lucky to have grown up and lived on the border, a region home to the safest cities in the nation, as well as beautiful landscapes, bountiful wildlife, and rich culture. However, the most immediate threat to our community is not from Mexico, but rather from President Trump’s fixation on building a wall along the southern border. The border wall comes with many costs, some obvious ...

Rep. Cuellar: The Fight for Affordable Health Care in Rural Texas

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Many hard-working families in Texas’ 28th District are struggling to afford basic health care coverage. While health care is a vital issue that affects the quality of life of all Americans. It is particularly important in Texas’ rural communities, which house some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S. I have worked hard to help families afford health care, but I will conti...

EL FINANCIERO: ¿Por qué importan las ideologías de los candidatos estadounidenses a México?

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Para nuestros dos países, que comparten una de las fronteras más largas del mundo, un alto volumen de comercio de cerca de 1.5 millones de dólares al día, y con 22 millones de estadounidenses de origen mexicano que vive en los Estados Unidos (EU), las buenas relaciones diplomáticas son la base fundamental para el éxito de nuestras economías. Al ser un representante de EU en demarcación fronteriza,...

La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

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Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia si...

McAllen Monitor: COMMENTARY: DHS funding perk — Amendment to bill will improve border crossing experience

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Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 5:00 am U.S. REP. HENRY CUELLAR | GUEST COLUMNIST Last week, after much politicking and debating within the Republican party, 75 of the 245 Republicans in the United States Congress joined the 182 united Democrats to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down. The passage of this funding bill, which Democrats had been pushing for weeks, ensures ...

La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

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La frontera y la seguridad nacional Por congresista Henry Cuéllar | 06 de marzo de 2015 San Antonio.- Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de est...

Laredo Morning Times: We all need access to healthcare

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Everyone needs health insurance because we will all need access to healthcare at some point in our life. Some will require more healthcare services than others, and that is certainly true for much of South Texas, where much of the population suffers from disproportionate rates of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, among other chronic diseases. Despite these facts, the percentage of insured peopl...