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  • Rep. Cuellar Honors Family of Veteran Brothers in Zapata
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    This Memorial Day, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) honored six heroes from Zapata who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. In March, Congressman Cuellar recognized brothers Teodoro, Leopoldo, Antonio, Anselmo, Filiberto, Jr. and Jose Manuel Treviño with a speech on floor the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Congressman Cuellar also presented six American flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol to the families of the Treviño brothers duri... Read more

  • KGNS: Rep. Cuellar honors family of veteran brothers in Zapata
    Posted in In The News on May 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    This Memorial Day, Congressman Henry Cuellar honored six heroes from Zapata who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. In March, Congressman Cuellar recognized brothers Teodoro, Leopoldo, Antonio, Anselmo, Filiberto, Jr. and Jose Manuel Treviño with a speech on floor the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Congressman Cuellar also presented six American flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol to the families of the Treviño brothers during today’... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: The Monitor's Board of Contributors - 2015-2016
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2015 | 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

    For the past few months, we've put a call out on Opinion pages for writers who are interested in writing for us regularly via our Board of Contributors. Today, we are pleased to announce the 20 who have been selected to serve on this inaugural board, listed below. All come from different industries and vocations and have varied interests and hobbies. In our first group meeting on Wednesday, the discussion was lively and their questions were rich and thought provoking. Our goal is to present opin... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar announces expansion of medical services for Veterans in Starr County
    Posted in Press Release on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Surrounded by Starr County Veterans, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) on Tuesday announced the expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice Program for eligible veterans who need medical assistance. Congressman Cuellar explained that under the expansion of these services, veterans who live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA facility may use a closer medical facility as long as they receive preauthorization from TriWest, the provider of services for the VA. “It isn’t fair for... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar announces expansion of medical services for Veterans in Zapata County
    Posted in Press Release on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Surrounded by Zapata County Veterans, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) on Tuesday announced the expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice Program for eligible veterans who need medical assistance. Congressman Cuellar explained that under the expansion of these services, veterans who live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA facility may use a closer medical facility as long as they receive preauthorization from TriWest, the provider of services for the VA. “It isn’t fair fo... Read more

  • Veteranos podrán recibir servicios médicos en su propia ciudad
    Posted in Article on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Rodeado de Veteranos del Condado Starr, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) anunció aquí el martes 5 de mayo la ampliación del First Choice Program del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos (VA) para los veteranos elegibles que necesiten asistencia médica. El Congresista Henry Cuellar hablo a los veteranos en el Condado Starr, el 5 de mayo en el edificio Annex del Condado Starr donde explico la forma en que ahora pueden recibir los veteranos servicios médicos en su ciudad, con este Programa de ... Read more

  • EL CHILITO: La Ley de la Grilla
    Posted in In The News on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Este martes, el congresista norteamericano HENRY CUÉLLAR visitó la ciudad de Río Grande, Texas, para anunciar ante veteranos del Condado Starr la ampliación del First Choice Program (¿you understand me?) del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos para quienes sean elegibles a requerir asistencia médica. Muy interesante el diálogo que se aventó mi amigo HENRY (¡qué digo mi amigo, mi compadre!) en el edificio Annex del Condado Starr, ya que explicó que ahora los veteranos podrán recibir los servicio... Read more

  • KGNS: Video: Expanding Access to VA Health Care in Zapata
    Posted in In The News on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Veterans living in Zapata in need of health care now have another option. Not too long ago, veterans had to make the over 40-mile trip to the veterans clinic in Laredo -- or the one in the valley. Now, that trip can be only a few blocks away. The changes are part of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. It went into effect last November, but the changes for Zapata just came online last week. For the most part, Korean War Veteran Jaime Gonzalez is doing well for his age. He'... Read more

  • KGNS: Local veterans allowed to have hospital stays at LMC
    Posted in In The News on February 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Posted: Tue 4:21 PM, Feb 24, 2015 By: Matt McGovern It's getting a lot more convenient for veterans to receive medical care in Laredo. The announcement was made saying veterans will be allowed to have hospital stays at the Laredo Medical Center. Previously, veterans had to go to San Antonio for hospital stays. Laredo Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs worked together to make it happen. "Very difficult if you're an elderly veteran who's sick and has to do 150 miles of travel ",... Read more

  • Laredo Sun: Rep. Cuellar Announces Expansion Of VA Health Care Services, Includes First-Ever In-Patient Hospital Stay Option For Laredo-Area Veterans
    Posted in In The News on February 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Posted on Feb 24, 2015 Special to The Laredo Sun Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced the expansion of new health care services at the Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic on Tuesday. The new services feature the option for in-patient hospital stays for the first time in history, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Laredo Medical Center and community physicians through TriWest. The Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic has additional plans to expand inpatient services to o... Read more