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  • KRGV VIDEO: Congresista Henry Cuellar Habla sobre Ataque en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Un representante del Valle del Rio Grande habló vía satelital sobre la balacera del miércoles en Alexandria, Virginia. El Representante de los Estados Unidos, Henry Cuellar, le dijo a CHANNEL 5 NEWS que cuenta con información limitada sobre el incidente pero espera obtener más detalles. “No sabemos el motivo. No lo entendemos. Estoy seguro que la Policía del Capitolio nos brindará advertencias de seguridad cuando hayan recopilado los hechos, pero mis oraciones serán dedicadas para el Representa... Read more

  • TELEMUNDO 40: Congresista Cuellar reacciona a tiroteo en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    El congresista demócrata Henry Cuellar conversó vía satélite con Telemundo 40 sobre un tiroteo en un parque de béisbol en Virginia en el que varias personas resultaron heridas, entre ellas, el representante Steve Scalise. http://www.telemundo40.com/videos/noticias/local/Congresista-Cuellar-reacciona-a-tiroteo-en-Virginia_TLMD---McAllen-428441553.html Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Henry Cuellar discusses World Trade Bridge improvements
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security

    Updates to the World Trade Bridge technology was discussed by the Homeland Security subcommittee on Tuesday morning. Congressman Henry Cuellar spoke to members about upgrading to state of the art technology and infrastructure for the bridge, since it’s currently under repairs due to the severe weather damage it sustained last month. Cuellar says this is an opportunity to make important improvements to the port while it’s getting back to full capacity. Cuellar will be meeting with CBP’s deputy ex... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Department of Homeland Security releases search & rescue report
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security has released the report on its search and rescue efforts. The report includes the causes of death of migrants attempting to cross the border. The office of Congressman Henry Cuellar says they have been pushing the department to prepare the report. Cuellar says the report allows them to both acknowledge their heroic efforts and identify where they can improve. In the Rio Grande Sector, over 1,300 rescues were made and 68 deaths were documented in the report. ht... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Emite DHS cifras de decesos de ilegales
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Es la exposición al calor la primera causa de muerte para los inmigrantes indocumentados en el sector del Valle del Río Grande, según el reporte de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos. Un informe del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, DHS, detalla que en el 2016 se registraron 42 decesos de inmigrantes indocumentados a causa del calor y sus efectos. Se dijo que en segundo lugar se registraron 26 muertes por ahogamiento, en las aguas del río Bravo, mientras que en último lugar se registró la e... Read more

  • KSAT: NAFTA renegotiation deadline Monday
    Posted in In The News on June 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Monday is the final day trade stakeholders can provide input for the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer sent Congress a notification letter on May 18 explaining the administration's plans to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. “South Texas is a world competitor for international trade,” Rep. Henry Cuellar said. “Trade is the backbone of our local economies and has allowed us to develop and have a better quality of life for our ... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Local Fifth Graders Visit Washington, D.C.
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Some Laredo kids are learning all about how our nation's government works, and taking in the sights as well! Students from both Salinas and Bonnie Garcia Elementary are in Washington, D.C. this week. Fifteen fifth graders and their teachers had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Henry Cuellar and speak to him about important topics impacting our society. Several of the kids interested in a career in politics also got to pick his brain about running for office. Students also paid a special... Read more

  • HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY: House Passes Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 (HR 2213), introduced by Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-AZ), which would give the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner limited discretion to waive required pre-employment polygraphs for candidates already thoroughly vetted was passed passed by the House. Specifically, the waivers would apply to candidates who have served as law enforcement officers or former members of the armed services an... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Cuellar Comments on Comey Testimony
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    The former FBI Director, James Comey spent the morning on Capitol Hill testifying before the Senate Intelligence committee about his conversations with President Trump and the Russia Probe. After listening to Comey testify, Congressman Cuellar says that it was a historic moment for the U.S. as far as how an outside counsel will finish conducting an investigation involving Trump’s relations with Russia before he became president, throughout his campaign and up until now, also what led up to Comey... Read more

  • mySA: Clock ticking on NAFTA comments
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    The clock is ticking down on the public comment period required for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and border trade groups and elected representatives have been entreating South Texas residents to weigh in. “They’re asking for input from us, and I have to tell you something, I’m embarrassed,” Jose Martinez, president of the San Antonio-based Free Trade Alliance, told U.S. and Mexican business owners gathered Friday morning for an update on the NAFTA renegotiation p... Read more