Border & Homeland Security

Cuellar Vota a Favor de Legislación para Financiar al Gobierno en la Camara

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Washington, DC—El miembro de Asignaciones de la Cámara, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28), voto a favor de la aprobación de HR 2471, la legislación que consiste en los 12 proyectos de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2022 y fondos complementarios para apoyar a Ucrania. “La legislación aprobada proporcionará fondos vitales para proyectos en el sur de Texas que mejoren el niv...

El Representante Cuellar Asegura $100 millones para la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU para Contratación de personal, Ajustes Salariales, Cuidado de Niños, Asistencia en Colegiaturas y Recursos de Salud Mental

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El Representante Cuellar Asegura $100 millones para la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU para Contratación de personal, Ajustes Salariales, Cuidado de Niños, Asistencia en Colegiaturas y Recursos de Salud Mental La legislación apoya a los coordinadores de procesamiento de CBP para hacer que los procesos administrativos/de contratación sean más eficientes y para aliviar la ...

A Bipartisan Fix for the H-2B Visa Program

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When local help-wanted ads go unfilled, the federal H-2B visa program provides access to temporary seasonal labor for small and seasonal businesses. The effects are broad—the visa program benefits workers, consumers and local economies. As the editorial board correctly highlights, however, the program is plagued by chronic oversubscription, which causes perennial worker shortages. Fortunately, we ...

Opportunity Zone Magazine Top 25 Policy Influencers

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Opportunity Zone Magazine is pleased to announce the Top 25 Opportunity Zone Policy Influencers. The distinguished winners support, advocate for or help draft Opportunity Zone legislation and additional incentives to help communities in need. Howard W. Buffett President, Global Impact Howard W. Buffett is the President of Global Impact LLC, an advisory firm utilizing a new data analytics technolog...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $6.4 Million to Fix Gap in Rio Grande Flood Control Levee

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Mission, TX- Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $6,400,000 contract to repair a gap in the Rio Grande flood control levee near Peñitas, Texas. The project funding includes the design and construction of approximately 800 linear feet of levee improvements, including levee construction, floodwall construction, replacement of an existing gatewell structure, and the construction...

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 (TX-28) announced $375,000 in federal funds to support border security in Zapata County. The money will be used by the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. “Every year, the resources provided by the Stonegarden Program assist ou...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Webb County

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,305,000 in federal funds to support border security in Webb County. The money will be used by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. “Every year, the resources provided by the Stonegarden Program assist our ...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,392,000 in Federal Funding to Support Border Security in Starr County

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Rio Grande City, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,392,000 in federal funds to support border security in Starr County. The money will be used by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office to pay for overtime hours, operating expenses, and new equipment—resources that are necessary for the security of the community. “Every year, the resources provided by the Stonegarden Program ...

Cuellar, Cornyn, McCaul Bill Protecting U.S. Law Enforcement & Federal Employees Abroad Becomes Law

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) today released the following statements after their Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act, which ensures that individuals who harm or attempt to harm U.S. federal officers and employees serving abroad can be prosecuted in the United ...

Proyecto de Ley de Cuellar, Cornyn, McCaul que Protege a las Fuerzas de Seguridad de los EE. UU. y a los Empleados Federales que Sirven en el Extranjero

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WASHINGTON – El Senador de Estados Unidos John Cornyn (R-TX), el Representante Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) y el Representante Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) emitieron hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que su Proyecto de Ley Jaime Zapata y Victor Ávila de Protección de Oficiales y Empleados Federales, que garantiza que las personas que dañen o intenten dañar a los funcionarios federales de los EE. ...