Defense

Rep. Cuellar Sends Letter to Governor Abbott Urging the Halt of Duplicative Inspections at Texas Ports of Entry

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Laredo, Texas—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) urging him to immediately cease the duplicative inspections at Texas land ports of entry. The secondary inspections have caused major roadway backups at arteries connecting the United States and Mexico. These backups have resulted in a 35%-60% drop in commercial traffic, affecting trade ...

Cuellar, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban Uranium Exports from Russia

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Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined his colleagues Pete Stauber (R-MN), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) to introduce legislation banning imports of uranium from Russia. According to the Energy Information Administration, the United States purchased more than 34 million pounds of Uranium from 2016-2020. “Russia has proven time and again that it is n...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $100 Million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Hiring, Pay Adjustments, Childcare, Tuition Assistance, and Mental Health Resources

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $100,000,000 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hiring and contractors, pay adjustments, childcare, tuition assistance, and mental health resources. Cuellar, a strong supporter of border protection officers secured the funding to ensure that CBP has the necessary resources to maintain law enforcement personnel in the field whi...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...

Cuellar Vota a Favor de Legislación para Financiar al Gobierno en la Camara

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Washington, DC—El miembro de Asignaciones de la Cámara, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28), voto a favor de la aprobación de HR 2471, la legislación que consiste en los 12 proyectos de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2022 y fondos complementarios para apoyar a Ucrania. “La legislación aprobada proporcionará fondos vitales para proyectos en el sur de Texas que mejoren el niv...

El Representante Cuellar Asegura $100 millones para la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU para Contratación de personal, Ajustes Salariales, Cuidado de Niños, Asistencia en Colegiaturas y Recursos de Salud Mental

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El Representante Cuellar Asegura $100 millones para la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU para Contratación de personal, Ajustes Salariales, Cuidado de Niños, Asistencia en Colegiaturas y Recursos de Salud Mental La legislación apoya a los coordinadores de procesamiento de CBP para hacer que los procesos administrativos/de contratación sean más eficientes y para aliviar la ...

Cuellar Statement on Russian Invasion into Ukraine

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Washington, DC—Today, US Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine: “This is the most dire situation in Europe since the end of World War II and President Putin’s decision will bring heavy consequences,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state. As an American, a Texan, and a ...

Rep. Cuellar Highlights Inclusion of the ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen Act’ in FY22 NDAA Legislation

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) praised the passage of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act which supports a total of $777.7 billion for national defense funding. The legislation authorizes $740.0 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) and $27.8 billion for national security programs within the Department of Energy (DOE). “Our nation faces unprecedented nat...

Rep. Cuellar Holds ‘Conversations with Cuellar’ on Latest Legislative Achievements and Border Updates

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Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a ‘Conversations with Cuellar’ to discuss the passage of the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act and the Congressional Gold Medal for Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza. He also provided an update on the situation at the southern border. “As a South Texan and American, I have worked diligently to p...

Cuellar Speaks on House Floor to Commemorate Service of Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor and remember Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza. Lance Corporal Espinoza posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service to our country. “On August 26 at 9:44 AM our lives were changed forever. An ISIS-K terrorist group sent suicide bombers to kill Afghan c...