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  • SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Congressman: Transportation sector's FAST Act saved oil field workers
    Posted in In The News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    A recently passed law that will bring an estimated $18.2 billion in funding for highways and other transportation projects in Texas came at a good time for the Lone Star State's ailing oil and gas sector, Congressman Will Hurd told energy industry leaders. During a late Friday afternoon speech before the Eagle Ford ConsortiumConference in San Antonio, Hurd (R-Helotes) said the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act, has brought a construction boom to the same communities fe... Read more

  • SANANTONIONEWS: High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio to Monterrey
    Posted in In The News on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio to Monterrey SAN ANTONIO -- The first international passenger train between the U.S. and Mexico could become reality right here in south Texas. Congressman Henry Cuellar says we're closer than ever to seeing a high-speed passenger rail line that links San Antonio to Monterrey. He's been pushing for this project since 2008. He calls it an economic game-changer, shrinking a commute that many already make from five hours down to two. "If you tal... Read more

  • CPEXECUTIVE: $144M San Antonio Federal Courthouse to Begin Construction
    Posted in In The News on May 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Construction on a new Federal Courthouse in San Antonio gets the green light. San Antonio Federal Courthouse San Antonio—The U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure authorized funding for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) plans to construct a new federal courthouse in San Antonio for the Western District of Texas. This represents the final Congressional authorization GSA needed to start developing the Courthouse project. “The design of our new federal courthouse has bee... Read more

  • ELMANANADENUEVOLAREDO: Aprueban estudio para rehabilitación de arroyo
    Posted in In The News on May 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    En un momento dado, una inundación repentina que no dé tiempo de reaccionar, puede causar hasta unos 20 millones de dólares en daños materiales Un estudio de factibilidad determinará las acciones necesarias para revitalizar el arroyo Chacón, considerado de alto peligro para inundaciones en la ciudad. FOTO: EL MAÑANA Francisco Díaz | 29/05/2016 LAREDO, TX.- Un comité de transporte e infraestructura en el Congreso de Estados Unidos aprobó la realización de un estudio de factibilidad para rehabilit... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Adds Language in Transportation-HUD Funding Bill to Enforce Public Housing Income Requirements
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Responsible Spending

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill that encourages the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local public housing authorities to reduce the number of residents who exceed the maximum income requirements (“over-income residents”) in order to provide housing assistance to vulnerable persons and families who... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Transportation Appropriations Bill to Give Border Communities a Greater Say in Transportation Priorities
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (THUD) bill that will encourage participation from city and county governments in the selection of Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) projects, or those designed to alleviate congestion caused by international commercial traffic. The bill passed out of the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee today.... Read more

  • Cuellar, Cornyn Bill Granting Permanent Operating Authority for Starr-Camargo Bridge Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statements after President Obama signed their legislation to grant the Starr-Camargo Bridge permanent operating authority into law Friday: "As the representative for the Starr-Camargo Bridge, I understand how extending the bridge company's charter will bring economic certainty to the region," said Congressman Cuellar. "Today the United States trades an estimated $531 billion in goods and services with ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Speaks With Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board on Webb County Bus Crash
    Posted in Press Release on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) spoke with Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Dr. Rob Molloy, director of NTSB’s Office of Highway Safety, about last weekend’s charter bus crash on U.S. Highway 83 north near Laredo that killed eight people and injured 44 others, some from the 28th Congressional District, including La Joya in Hidalgo County. “This afternoon I spoke with Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar-Backed Legislation to Permanently Extend Starr-Camargo Bridge’s Charter Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) the passage by unanimous consent of S.2143, to grant permanent rights to the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company and its successors to operate an existing toll bridge across the Rio Grande at Rio Grande City, Texas. In 1962 Congress authorized the Starr-Camargo International Bridge Company to construct, operate, and maintain a private toll-bridge between the United States and Mexico near Rio Grande City. In doing so, Congress left a level of uncertainty in the ... Read more

  • POLITICO: One day more for FAA bill
    Posted in In The News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    One day more for FAA bill By MARTINE POWERS and LAUREN GARDNER ONE DAY MORE: For real this time — the final vote on the FAA bill is scheduled for today at noon, after an in-and-out Monday night session where leadership decided to punt until this morning. But why not just wrap the whole thing up on Monday? Our Heather Caygle touched base with a Senate Democratic aide, who explained that there were discussions on both sides to nail down a list of amendments that could get voice votes today — and e... Read more