Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $3.9 Million in Federal Funds for San Antonio’s Homeland Security Preparedness

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San Antonio, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the City of San Antonio will receive a $3.5 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY20 Urban Area Security Initiative to expand and improve homeland security preparedness. In addition, non-profits in the San Antonio area have received $424,380 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Secur... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $4.9 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Hidalgo County

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Mission, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,909,500 in federal funds for Hidalgo County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Hidalgo County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, ove... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.2 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Starr County

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Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,276,857 in federal funds for Starr County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Starr County will support law enforcement through funding equipment,... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $3.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Webb County

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,805,000 in federal funds for Webb County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Webb County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, over-time ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $333,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $333,000 in federal funds for Zapata County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Zapata County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, over-tim... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $183,000 in Federal Funding to Support Security Operations in La Salle County

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Encinal, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $183,000 in federal funds for La Salle County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for La Salle County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, ove... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $183,000 in Federal Funding to Support Security Operations in McMullen County

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Tilden, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $183,000 in federal funds for McMullen County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for McMullen County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, over... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions Across the US-Mexico Border

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement regarding the extension of non-essential travel restrictions between the US-Mexico-Canada borders: “The coronavirus still remains a threat to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. However, we can safely open up by taking the necessary precautions such as taking temperature checks, making sure each person is wearing a mas... Read more »

Reps. Cuellar, McCaul, King Introduce Bill to Ensure the Safety and Security of Federal Officers and Employees Overseas

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Washington, D.C.— U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Peter King (NY-02) introduced H.R. 6864, the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law Enforcement Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures that individuals who harm or attempt to harm U.S. Federal officers and employees serving abroad can be brought to justice and prosecuted in the United States. Furt... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on DHS Environmental Waiver Expediting New Border Wall System in Texas

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Laredo, TX – Following an environmental waiver issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expedite the construction of approximately 69 miles of new border wall system within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Laredo Sector in Webb and Zapata Counties, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement: “Rather than focusing on our nation’s current health pandemic and helping the m... Read more »