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KVEO: Congressman Cuellar comments on Biden’s plan for border security

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — President-Elect Joe Biden said he will invest in better technology and privacy protections at the border during his first 100 days in office. KVEO spoke with U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar on what his take is on Biden’s plan. Some of the technology Biden has planned for ports of entry include cameras, sensors, large-scale x-ray machines, and fixed towers. While Cuellar ag... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Rep. Henry Cuellar visits Rio Bravo, Zapata

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As part of his promise to tour his district to speak about the impact of the latest COVID-19 relief bill, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) made a stop in Webb County and an adjacent county. On Monday, the congressman made a morning stop in the southern Webb County city of Rio Bravo, and by late afternoon he arrived in Zapata to discuss the same issues with the people. During both of his stops, he... Read more »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: I hope this Congress brings back earmarks

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar hopes the new Congress will re-introduce earmarks, especially now Democrats control the U.S. Senate. An earmark is a congressional provision that directs the federal government to fund a specific project. They were eliminated following huge gains by Republicans in the 2010 congressional elections. Tea Party supporters did not like earmarks because they were a vehicle throug... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: As Trump exits, Laredo could elude border wall

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When President Donald Trump visited the Rio Grande Valley this week, he came to tout the construction of the border wall under his administration. It was a fitting bookend to his presidency, which began with this promise to build a 30-foot wall between the U.S. and Mexico. His administration completed over 450 miles of construction in these four years — some of this was replacing smaller vehicle f... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Laredo College Associate Degree in Nursing Program ranked No. 1 in the nation

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For the past few years, Laredo College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program has garnered a myriad of national and statewide recognitions, namely it has been ranked as the top program in Texas for a fourth consecutive year. As we start off 2021, this accolade has been taken a substantial step further, with our ADN Program also being selected by RNCareers.org as the No. 1 ADN program in the United ... Read more »

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT: San Antonio Reps. Castro and Cuellar playing key roles in effort to remove Trump from office

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Two members of San Antonio's congressional delegation are playing roles in the bid to remove President Donald Trump over last week's deadly Capitol attack. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, was selected to serve among the U.S. House managers of Trump's pending impeachment. In that role, he'll serve on the team of prosecutors that will make the case for the president's removal by a vote in t... Read more »

KENS 5: 'Most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office': Texas lawmakers make impassioned speeches during impeachment vote

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SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. House floor became a stage for impassioned speeches from local lawmakers in regards to the impeachment vote of President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. Republican legislators Tony Gonzales and Chip Roy, who represent San Antonio-area districts, voted not to impeach him, while their Democratic colleagues Lloyd Doggett, Joaquin Castro an... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar discusses health, economic partnerships and Latino museum found in COVID-19 bill

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) continued discussing Friday the various bills passed within the latest COVID-19 relief package. Cuellar commented on the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief package. According to the congressman’s office, the bill helped secure language that will create a Latino museum in the nation’s capital, increase economic partnerships between the United S... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar discusses Capitol riot, support for impeachment

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During a discussion Friday on the latest COVID-19 relief package, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) also took time to give a firsthand account of the attack on the Capitol building and to discuss how he believes President Donald Trump should be impeached. “I am on the third floor… and I could see what was happening such as people gathering first in the hundreds and then in the thousands,” Cuellar ... Read more »

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT: U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas warns election subversion by Ted Cruz and others will backfire

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Wednesday's last-ditch effort by Ted Cruz and other GOP lawmakers to subvert Joe Biden's election win may fly with Trump voters, but U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar warns it will backfire with the majority of their constituents. Cuellar, a Democrat whose district includes San Antonio and Laredo, said the majority of U.S. voters realize no fraud occurred during the November election. What's more, they're d... Read more »