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  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: Investment of $100 million will transform port into World Trade Bridge 2.0
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Considered the busiest land port in the United States, the World Trade Bridge is to undergo a major transformation. A $100 million plan will cover areas such as the Federal Inspection Station, a specific lane for FAST trucks, and expansion from eight lanes to 16 lanes. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, met with local, state, federal and international stakeholders at the World Trade Bridge, and also addressed the media during a press conference, Wednesday morning. Cuellar said that with a bett... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Inversión de 100 millones de dólares transformará puerto en Puente del Comercio Mundial 2.0
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Considerado el puerto terrestre más ocupado en los Estados Unidos, el Puente del Comercio Mundial será transformado con la implementación de un plan de 100 millones de dólares en áreas tales como la Estación de Inspección Federal, un carril específico para camiones FAST, y la expansión de ocho a 16 carriles. El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) se reunió con accionistas en el Puente del Comercio Mundial, y también dio los detalles a representantes de la prensa durante una conferencia, el miércol... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Preparan el puente más moderno de EU
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Con una inversión estimada de 100 millones de dólares, las autoridades de Laredo esperan hacer del Puente del Comercio Mundial el más moderno de Estados Unidos con tecnología de punta para las inspecciones de carga. El congresista federal Henry Cuellar convocó ayer a una junta especial donde participaron funcionarios federales, estatales, locales y del gobierno de México, para dar a conocer el ambicioso plan de mejoras en el Puente del Comercio Mundial, que fue afectado hace 42 días por una torm... Read more

  • RIVARD REPORT: Rep. Cuellar Talks Direct Flights, NAFTA 2.0, and SB 4
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) on Thursday outlined a new approach to efforts to secure a nonstop flight between San Antonio and Washington, D.C. In a press conference held as Congress takes a break for the Fourth of July holiday, Cuellar also discussed NAFTA and issues surrounding the state’s Senate Bill 4 at the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. Cuellar and other members of the state’s Congressional delegation have been assisting the City of San Antonio in its push f... Read more

  • NOTICIAS FORTE: Realiza hoy EU Mesa Redonda en Puente III
    Posted in In The News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Los Congresistas de Estados Unidos analizarán los avances en la rehabilitación de las instalaciones afectadas por una tormenta. Este miércoles se realizará en instalaciones del puente internacional Comercio Mundial una Mesa Redonda donde se analizarán los avances en la rehabilitación de las instalaciones aduaneras afectadas el pasado 21 de mayo por una tormenta. El evento lo encabezará el Congresista Federal texano Henry Cuellar. Entre otros temas se analizarán los avances en la reconstrucción d... Read more

  • LA ESTRELLA DE LA NOTICIA: Se apunta Laredo a entrenar pilotos. Proyecta centro formación de 200 cada año
    Posted in In The News on July 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    En un esfuerzo combinado entre la iniciativa privada y el sector público, Laredo competirá para traer a esta ciudad un programa de entrenamiento para pilotos de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos. “Antes de hacer la aplicación formal solicitamos los requisitos que pide el gobierno federal y pensamos que Laredo puede competir para traer este centro de entrenamiento que sería un gran impulso para la economía local”, dijo Olivia Varela. La directora ejecutiva de la Fundación para el Desarrollo de La... Read more

  • KENS5: City, state officials send condolences to family of fallen SAPD officer
    Posted in In The News on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno passed away Friday morning from injuries he sustained in a shooting north of downtown. During the shootout in the 200 block of West Evergreen Street, 32-year-old Moreno was shot in the head. The second officer with him, 36-year-old Officer Julio Cavazos was shot in the torso and McManus said he successfully completed surgery Thursday night but has more to go. Doctors said he is expected to survive. Flags at all City facilities have been lowered to half-st... Read more

  • POLITICO: SENATE DEALMAKING AS OBAMACARE REPEAL TEETERS – McConnell still pushing for vote this week – GOP INFIGHTING THREATENS HOUSE BUDGET – Conyers, Lujan under Ethics scrutiny
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Responsible Spending

    THE LATEST: MONEY TO BURN — With the Senate Obamacare repeal effort on the brink of defeat, dealmakers at the White House and on Capitol Hill are looking at ways to sweeten the pot for enough holdout senators to get the bill back on track. Following Monday’s CBO score, leaders have about $188 billion in savings they can divvy up toward individual senator’s priorities. Possible changes include “more spending for health savings accounts to appease conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike ... Read more

  • MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they fin... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Cuellar holds meeting to discuss NAFTA renegotiation
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Representative Henry Cuellar is looking to get some input from area experts when it comes to the renegotiation of NAFTA. Cuellar held a public hearing on Tuesday where international trade stakeholders were encouraged to attend. This comes as the Trump administration announced that one of its priorities is to shift away from the North American Free Trade Agreement. To Cuellar, this is a subject of great importance, he sees trade as the backbone of local economies such as Laredo, and says it has a... Read more