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  • KGNS: Local Hospital Stay Now an Option for Eligible Veterans
    Posted in In The News on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Updated: Mon 10:43 PM, Feb 23, 2015 By: Valerie Gonzalez Email Local veterans will now have more options when it comes to where they can receive medical attention. The changes have just taken effect, and the official announcement will come Tuesday at the Texas Valley Coast Bend Health Care System. The fighting in Vietnam may have ended 40 years ago, but Valentin Cuellar still values the joy of living each day. "I was 18 months in the battle zone on board a ship. I was lucky to come back alive." ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Reacts to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) issued the following statement in reaction to the State of the Union address, delivered by President Obama this evening. “Tonight, I sat in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with an open mind, not listening for Democratic or Republican talking points, but instead listening for Texas values and ideas that will continue to move our state and country forward. I was pleased to hear the President emphasize the creation of opportunities for all America... Read more

  • KGNS: South Texas food bank kids cafe program honor veterans
    Posted in In The News on December 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    South Texas food bank kids cafe program honor veterans Tue 10:53 PM, Dec 09, 2014 By: Justin J. Reyes Email LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Children from the community received a lesson in history as some veterans are honored. Robert Vidaurri was among the veterans honored at Tuesday night'sevent. The event was organized by the South Texas food bank kids cafe program. They hope children can learn to appreciate the sacrifice veterans made for our country. "We want children to meet these people instead of ... Read more

  • Laredo Morning Times: City honors its vets
    Posted in In The News on November 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

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  • Wilson County News:Floresville vets recall WWII kamikaze attack
    Posted in In The News on October 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Floresville vets recall WWII kamikaze attack William J. Gibbs Jr. Wilson County News October 8, 2014 It has been almost 70 years since Floresville resident Pedro Martinez “Pete” Devora awoke in the Pacific Ocean after being blown off the deck after a Japanese kamikaze plane struck the USS Sangamon. However, the memories of the events of May 4, 1945, still ring clear in the mind of the 89-year-old U.S. Navy veteran. Devora, the eldest of seven children of a Kasper community farming family, was 18... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Votes for Bipartisan Deal that Improves Access to Care for Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) voted in favor of a bipartisan deal that will allow veterans who are facing long wait times or who live far from clinics to seek private care outside of the VA system. The vote passed the House by a margin of 420-5. “Today’s package will improve veterans’ access to healthcare service by giving them the option of seeking care outside of the VA system,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Delays in service to veterans are unacceptable and I have been concerned for ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Presents Medals to Wilson County Veteran
    Posted in Press Release on July 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    On Monday, July 21st, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) joined American Legion Post 38 to present seven awards to Wilson County veteran, Mr. Pedro Devora. Mr. Devora contacted Congressman Cuellar’s office last November to inquire about awards he did not receive upon his discharge from the Navy. Rep. Cuellar’s constituent caseworker worked with the Department of the Navy to ensure Mr. Devora received the medals he had earned during his service. “It gives me great honor to present these medals, r... Read more

  • Wilson County News: WWII Navy veteran Pedro Devora to receive awards presented by U.S. Rep. Cuellar
    Posted in In The News on July 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    WWII Navy veteran Pedro Devora to receive awards presented by U.S. Rep. Cuellar July 18, 2014, 3:01pm Floresville, Texas -- On Monday, July 21st, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) will present seven awards to Wilson County veteran, Mr. Pedro Devora. Mr. Devora contacted Congressman Cuellar’s office last November to inquire about awards he did not receive upon his discharge from the Navy. Rep. Cuellar’s constituent caseworker worked with the Department of the Navy to ensure Mr. Devora received t... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Votes for “VA Access to Care” Bill as Texas Facilities Flagged for Further Review
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) voted in favor of the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014, a bill that gives veterans the options to seek care at non-VA facilities. His vote comes as the Department of Veterans Affairs released results from an internal audit that flagged eight facilities in Texas and two in South Texas for further review. “I have been concerned for some time about the allegations surrounding care at the VA and this report makes it even more apparent that reforms at the ... Read more

  • The Hill: Texas lawmakers remember troops, family members who fought on D-Day
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Texas lawmakers remember troops, family members who fought on D-Day With Friday marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Texas legislators praised veterans who fought in World War II and recounted some of their personal connections to the soldiers who landed at Normandy. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, took to the Senate floor this week to honor members of the military who died June 6, 1944. Cornyn, who visited Normandy with his wife several years ago, said his father-in-law stormed the westernmost bea... Read more