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  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Recovering Troops in FY19 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    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 Senate Floors this summer. Helping Wounded Troops Congressman Cuellar helped secure $45 million in fu... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    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 for veterans in rural communities. Congressman Cuellar’s language has several parts. Housing and Supp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar’s Bill to Rename Tilden Post Office Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    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 in honor of all veterans. “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Passage of a $3 Billion Expansion of GI Education Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    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 could use the tuition payments for higher education. With the Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports $4b Veterans Budget Increase
    Posted in Press Release on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    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 homeless veterans, and $69 billion for medical care. That is enough money to treat approximately se... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Veterans Affairs Medical Records News
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    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 the transition out of the military, so our servicemembers can more quickly and easily access the VA he... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Cuellar Honors Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_nbuqMOwfM In the video, he said, “Many of us have time off to sp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Protect Military Families from Deportation
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Border & Homeland Security

    "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 soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine focus on their duty, when their spouse or child could be deported at... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Sworn Into 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture, Tax Relief

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) was sworn into his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives by Speaker Paul Ryan. Congressman Cuellar stands by House Speaker Paul Ryan as he takes the official oath of office as the 115th Congress formally convened on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The Speaker of the House led today's traditional swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Cuellar recited the oath that every Member of Congress has s... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Successfully Passes Law to Rename Zapata Post Office to Honor Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that the President has signed H.R. 5591, a bill he authored to rename the post office located at 810 North U.S. Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office.” The bill has previously passed in both the House and Senate. A press conference will be held in Zapata at a future date. “In Zapata and across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have honorably served our country, which is why I introduced le... Read more