Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Investment Request for Binational River Park Project

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he requested $2 million in community project funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) and the City of Laredo to restore a segment of the Rio Grande River—Laredo’s only source of drinking water—and address key challenges that threaten water security through invasive species management and native species reforest...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia Solicitud de Inversión Federal para Proyecto del Parque Binacional del Rio

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Laredo, TX – El Congresista de EE.UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció que solicitó $2 millones en fondos para proyectos comunitarios para el Centro de Estudios Internacionales del Río Grande (RGISC) y la Ciudad de Laredo para restaurar un segmento del Río Grande, el único río de Laredo. fuente de agua potable y abordar los desafíos clave que amenazan la seguridad del agua a través del manejo de espe...

Rep. Cuellar Sends Letter to Governor Abbott Urging the Halt of Duplicative Inspections at Texas Ports of Entry

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Laredo, Texas—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) urging him to immediately cease the duplicative inspections at Texas land ports of entry. The secondary inspections have caused major roadway backups at arteries connecting the United States and Mexico. These backups have resulted in a 35%-60% drop in commercial traffic, affecting trade ...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $2 Million Earmark for Housing Repairs in Colonia Communities in Zapata and Webb Counties

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Zapata, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,000,000 in federal funding for NeighborWorks Laredo to perform housing repairs in colonia communities in Zapata and Webb Counties. The funds will support the weatherization of over 110 homes of low-income families with the aim of providing them with a reduction in energy costs during the hot summer months. Repairs will result ...

El Representante Cuellar Asegura Asignación de $2 Millones para Reparaciones a Viviendas en Comunidades Colonia en los Condados Zapata y Webb

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Zapata, TX – Hoy, el Congresista de EE.UU Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció $2,000,000 en fondos federales para que NeighborWorks Laredo realice reparaciones a viviendas en comunidades de colonias en los condados Zapata y Webb. Los fondos apoyarán la climatización de más de 110 viviendas de familias de bajos ingresos con el objetivo de brindarles una reducción en los costos de energía durante los mese...

Cuellar, Escobar Secure $2 Million to Assist U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission with Health Issues Unique to Southern Border

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Washington, DC— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) secured $2,000,000 in federal funding for the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) in the FY22 omnibus appropriations legislation. The funding will support the commission’s goal to improve health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funding will also back the implementation of a...

Congressman Cuellar Secures $5,000,000 to Control Carrizo Cane and other Invasive Species Along the Rio Grande

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Washington, DC—Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) secured $5,000,000 and language to speed the control and removal of Carrizo Cane and other invasive species along the Rio Grande. This is a continuation of Congressman Cuellar's years-long leadership on this environmental and security issue. The funding is included in the FY22 Omnibus Appropriations bill. “I have long been concerned about the impa...

Rep. Cuellar Secures 100 New Immigration Judges to Reduce Court Backlog; 8 Judges will Preside at the New Laredo Immigration Court

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured federal funding in the FY2022 appropriations bill to help expedite the backlog of immigration cases in Laredo and across the southwest border with Mexico. More specifically, the Congressman secured $760,000,000 for the hiring of 100 new immigration judges with support staff through the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Nearl...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $100 Million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Hiring, Pay Adjustments, Childcare, Tuition Assistance, and Mental Health Resources

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $100,000,000 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hiring and contractors, pay adjustments, childcare, tuition assistance, and mental health resources. Cuellar, a strong supporter of border protection officers secured the funding to ensure that CBP has the necessary resources to maintain law enforcement personnel in the field whi...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...