Border & Homeland Security

Rep. Cuellar and Colleagues Visit Mexico on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), along with other members of the Texas delegation, participated in a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other officials regarding the historic surge of migration at the US-Mexico border. Dr. Cuellar was joined by Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10), who led the…

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Joins Washington Post Live to Discuss Border Security

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Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar joined a Washington Post event, moderated by Washington Post reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell, to discuss the urgent need for border security measures. During the discussion, Cuellar emphasized the need to address the pull factors that are contributing to the record number of encounters at the U.S. Southern Border. Watch the full…

Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cruz Celebrate Permitting Reform for Border Bridges

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and Senator Ted Cruz (TX) celebrated the passage of their proposal to reform the Presidential permitting process for border bridges, including the World Trade Bridge expansion project in Laredo. President Biden recently signed the proposal into law in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2024. “Bridges serve as…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $750,000 in Federal Funding for Border Security in Jim Hogg County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $750,000 in federal funds for border security in Jim Hogg County. The funds were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Operation Stonegarden Program, a program Dr. Cuellar created. The grant award will be used by the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office to pay overtime and purchase new equipment and…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $200,000 in Federal Funding for Border Security in Duval County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $200,000 in federal funds for border security in Duval County. The funds were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Operation Stonegarden Program, a program Dr. Cuellar created. The grant award will be used by the Duval County Sheriff’s Office to pay overtime and purchase fuel new to enhance security…

Rep. Cuellar Secures Overtime Pay Increases for Border Patrol Agents

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) celebrated the increase in overtime pay for Border Patrol agents recently signed into law in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2024. “Our Border Patrol agents continue to work around the clock as the humanitarian crisis unfolds at the Southern border,” said Dr. Cuellar. “The lack of adequate overtime pay for…

Rep. Cuellar Releases 2022 FBI Crime Statistics for Texas Border

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) released FBI crime statistics from 2022, demonstrating that border communities are safer than non-border cities in the United States. “As someone who lives on the border and has raised a family here, I have found that the rhetoric about our southern border offers little resemblance to what is on the ground,” said Dr. Cuellar. “Year…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $375,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $375,000 in federal funds to support border security in Zapata County. The funds, provided by Operation Stonegarden, will be used by the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office to pay overtime and acquire essential equipment, including patrol units, License Plate Recognition systems (LPRs), and advanced communication…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $4,305,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Webb County

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $4,305,000 in federal funds to support border security in Webb County. The funds, provided by Operation Stonegarden, will be used for: Overtime hours/applicable fringe benefits for border security for the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo Police Department, Offices of the Precincts 1 – 4 Constables, and…

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia $4,305,000 en Fondos Federales para Apoyar la Seguridad Fronteriza en el Condado de Webb

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Laredo, TX – Hoy, el Congresista EE.UU. Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) anunció $4,305,000 en fondos federales para apoyar la seguridad fronteriza en el condado de Webb. Los fondos, proporcionados por Operación Stonegarden, se utilizarán para: Horas extras/beneficios complementarios aplicables para la seguridad fronteriza para la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Webb, el…