Supporting Veterans

Rep. Cuellar's Bill to Rename Post Office After Fallen Servicemembers Passes House

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) celebrated the House passage of his bill renaming the Del Mar Post Office in Laredo after local, fallen military heroes Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, Lance Corporal Juan Rodrigo Rodriguez, and Sergeant Roberto Arizola, Jr. H.R. 2754 will now head to the Senate. “Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, Lance Corporal Juan Rodrigo…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Webinar on Veterans Benefits

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) hosted an informational webinar on current benefits available to veterans and their families. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discussed a wide range of benefits for crucial areas, including: VA Health Care Disability Compensation Education and Training Home Loans Employment…

Rep. Cuellar Applauds the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for Identifying and Returning Sergeant Crescenciano Garcia, Jr., to Laredo

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) commended the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) for identifying and returning Army Sergeant Cresenciano Garcia, Jr., to Laredo. Sergeant Garcia, Jr., of Laredo died as a prisoner of war in 1951 during the Korean War and was accounted for on April 25, 2023, by DPAA. He was buried in Laredo on October 14, 2023. “Sergeant…

Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Rodriguez and Rep. Cuellar Announce $1,500,000 in Federal Funding to Help Homeless Veterans Re-enter the Workforce

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San Antonio, TX – Today, U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Honorable James D. Rodriguez, and U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,500,000 in federal funding for the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc., in San Antonio. The award is from the VETS’ Homeless Veterans’…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,400,000 Federal Earmark for Laredo College’s Veterans Center of Excellence

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $1,400,000 federal earmark for Laredo College’s Veterans Center of Excellence. The funds will be used to renovate Laredo College’s Guard House building with new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building infrastructure, and student equipment to create a central hub for veterans and their…

Rep. Cuellar Leads Entire Texas Congressional Delegation in Introducing Legislation to Rename Laredo Post Office After Local, Fallen Military Heroes

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced H.R. 2754, a bill to rename the Del Mar Post Office in Laredo after local, fallen military heroes: Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, Lance Corporal Juan Rodrigo Rodriguez, and Sergeant Roberto Arizola, Jr. The entire Texas Congressional Delegation joined in co-sponsoring the bill. “Lance Corporal David Lee…

Rep. Cuellar and City of Laredo Announce a $247,100 Community Development Block Grant for Vietnam Veterans Trail and Plaza

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and the City of Laredo announced $247,100 in funding for the new Vietnam Veterans Trail and Plaza. The project will consist of the construction of an approximately 1,400 foot-long, 10-foot-wide walking trail adjacent to the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library. This development will honor all the brave men and women who fought for…

Cuellar Votes in Favor of Bipartisan PACT Act to Support Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the below statement following the Congressional passage of the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022: “The passage of the bipartisan PACT Act is a crucial step forward to ensure that our veterans have access to health care services—many of…

Cuellar Asegura Casi $400 mil para PILLAR para Mejorar las Actividades de Prevención y Sobredosis

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Washington, DC— El Congresista de EE.UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció que Personas con Ideas de Amor, Libertad, Aceptación y Respeto (PILAR) en Laredo recibirán $398,960 a través del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS). La subvención ayudará a respaldar la implementación del Proyecto PAW (Afirmación positiva en el trabajo) para mejorar las actividades actuales de…

Cuellar, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Honor our Nation's Veterans and Fallen Heroes

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Washington, DC– Today, U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Kay Granger (R-TX-12), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), and John Rutherford (R-FL-4) introduced the 13 Folds of Honor Act, a bill that provides a script to be read during official or burial flag-folding ceremonies. A flag-folding presentation honors the service and sacrifice of veterans or deceased…