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  • Rep. Cuellar Discusses Veteran Health Care During Valley Tour
    Posted in Press Release on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss issues relating to veteran health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Sec. McDonald’s visit follows an invitation from Sen. Cornyn in October 2014. Sec. McDonald, Sen. Cornyn, Gov. Abbott and the delegation toured the VA facility in Harlingen as well a... Read more

  • MY HARLINGEN NEWS: Rep. Cuellar Discusses Veteran Health Care During Valley Tour
    Posted in In The News on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 McALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss issues relating to veteran health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Sec. McDonald’s visit follows an invitation from Sen. Cornyn in October 2014. Sec. McDonald, Sen. Cornyn, Gov. Abbott and the ... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: Secretary’s visit aims to highlight healthcare needs for veterans but some aren’t waiting
    Posted in In The News on September 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 8:38 pm ANDREA PEREZ AND DANIEL A. FLORES | STAFF WRITERS by Andrea Perez and Daniel A. Flores A roundtable discussion Monday with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Texas state leaders aims to discuss the future of the medical school at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the possible role it can play addressing the healthcare needs of local veterans. UTRGV’s Regional Academic Health Center begins the first of a day... Read more

  • VALLEY MORNING STAR: Gov. Abbott to join Cornyn, VA secretary in Valley tour
    Posted in In The News on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Gov. Abbott to join Cornyn, VA secretary in Valley tour Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to join U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald during a tour of the Rio Grande Valley on Monday, the senator's office announced in a news release Friday. The congressional delegation to the Valley -- U.S. reps Ruben Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville; and Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo -- are also scheduled to join the daylong tour, Cornyn's office said. The group of elected... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Attends Floresville Post Office Renaming Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on September 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) attended a dedication ceremony with officials from the United States Postal Service, local veterans groups and members in the community to officially rename the Floresville Post Office as the “Floresville Veterans Post Office Building,” in honor of the sacrifices made by veterans everywhere. In June of this year, Congressman Cuellar announced the successful passage of H.R. 891, a bill he authored to rename the post office in Floresville. The bill succes... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Awards Purple Heart to Laredo Veteran
    Posted in Press Release on August 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today awarded Sergeant Valentin Moreno, a veteran with the United States Army, with the Purple Heart Award. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy. It was established by General George Washington in 1782. For injuries received on August 19, 1969 as a result of hostile actions in the Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Moreno was entitled to the Purple Heart. In reco... Read more

  • KGNS: Laredo VA Clinic to see expansion of health care services
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    The VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System and Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the expansion of health care services for Laredo area veterans. The expansion consist of a partnership with doctors hospital of Laredo, meaning veterans may not have to travel out of town for hospitalservices. "This partnership will allow them to get closer to where they live. So they don't have to travel from here it allows them to got any emergency room for doctor's hospital and we're glad to have that p... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Release on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today issued the following statement on passage of the Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation would increase the amounts paid to veterans for disability compensation and to their survivors for dependency and indemnity compensation by the same Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase that will be payable to Social Security recipients beginning December 1, 2015 “Our veterans serv... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces House Passage of Resolution to Rename Post Office in Floresville
    Posted in Press Release on June 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today announced the successful passage of House Resolution 891, a bill he authored to rename the post office in Floresville as the “Floresville Veterans Post Office Building.” Speaking today on the House Floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance to rename this post office in honor of all veterans, both living and deceased. The post office, located at 141 Paloma Drive, is located across the street from the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veteran’s Home, whi... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Honoring heroes
    Posted in In The News on May 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    In commemoration of Memorial Day, six brothers from Zapata were honored for their heroic efforts during World War II by Congressman Henry Cuellar as well as county and state officials at a community-wide event held outside the Zapata County Courthouse on Monday morning. In March, Cuellar recognized brothers Teodoro, Leopoldo, Antonio, Anselmo, Filiberto Jr. and Jose Manuel Treviño with a speech on floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He presented six American flags that... Read more