Supporting Veterans

Rep. Cuellar Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Women Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) co-sponsors H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act, which aims to address inequities in accessing VA healthcare and benefits for women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act will improve access to healthcare, legal services, housing, and other resources for women veterans. “Veterans deserve the highest quality care when they return home, regardless of ge... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Honored During Memorial Day Ceremony for His Commitment to Veterans

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LAREDO, TX- On Monday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was honored by the Korean War Veterans and the Daughters of the American Revolution in the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Laredo. During the ceremony, he was recognized for his dedication and support of all veterans. Memorial Day is a federal holiday and is held for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Supports Recovering Troops in FY19 Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language and funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill that helps support troops through medical assistance, cancer research, and therapy to help facilitate recovery after serving in the military. This bill passed full committee markup today and is scheduled to move for a vote on the House and S... Read more »

Rep. Henry Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced he included language in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which passed committee yesterday, to support homeless veterans, including those on the border, to increase access to cemeteries for veterans in rural areas, and increase the availability of tele-medicine f... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Bill to Rename Tilden Post Office Passes House

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the successful passage of H.R. 1207, a bill he authored to rename the post office located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the “Tilden Veterans Post Office.” The bill passed the House and is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Senate. Speaking today on the House floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office i... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Passage of a $3 Billion Expansion of GI Education Benefits

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Rep. Cuellar announces today bipartisan passage of one of the biggest expansions to the GI Bill since its original inception in 1944; an effort he co-sponsored. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 ensures that new servicemembers will be able to use the benefits they’ve earned throughout their lifetime. Originally, the GI Bill placed a 15-year limit on when recipients c... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Supports $4b Veterans Budget Increase

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced significant funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including a $4 billion discretionary funding increase, in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill for FY 2018. That $4 billion increase is part of a $78.3 billion proposed budget for the agency. It includes $186m for suicide prevention outreach, $7.3 billion for... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar on Veterans Affairs Medical Records News

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In response to the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs will shift veterans’ medical records to the system used by the Department of Defense, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) said: “I am glad that the Department of Veterans Affairs has taken the next step to streamline the relationship between the military and veteran health care systems. This has been a years-long process of smoothing th... Read more »

VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Honors Memorial Day

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In honor of Memorial Day, which will be Monday, May 29 this year, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a video message to constituents. He reminded viewers of the true meaning of the holiday, encouraged them to support the families of fallen troops, and asked veterans struggling with memories of lost friends to reach out for help at the Veterans Crisis Line. The video is available on Youtube... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Protect Military Families from Deportation

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"Our military families are examples of resilience and sacrifice for all of us to follow. Out of respect for their service, and to preserve military readiness, until recently we protected them regardless of immigration status through the Parole in Place program, by giving them a chance to apply for a green card while living in the United States. It's common decency and common sense: how could a sol... Read more »