Supporting Veterans

Cuellar Secures Nearly $400K for PILLAR to Enhance Overdose and Prevention Activities

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) in Laredo will receive $398,960 through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will help support the implementation of Project PAW (Positive Affirmation at Work) to enhance the organization’s current overdose and prevention activities and to...

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 prevención y sobredos...

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 servicemem...

Cuellar, Colegas Presentan Legislación Bipartidista para Honrar a Veteranos y Héroes Caídos de Nuestra Nación

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Washington, DC– Hoy, los representantes de EE. UU. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Kay Granger (R-TX-12), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), y John Rutherford (R-FL-4) introdujeron el Proyecto de Ley de los 13 Pliegues de Honor, un proyecto de ley que proporciona un guion para ser leído durante las ceremonias oficiales o funerarias de plegado de bandera. Una presentación de plegado de ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...