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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.56 Million in Federal Funding for Starr County Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Release on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Starr County has received $1.56 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 Million nationwide. “These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern border. ... Read more

  • LMT ONLINE: 'It's such a punch in the gut': Border wall construction could affect wildlife near Laredo
    Posted in In The News on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Just a month ago, Marianna Treviño-Wright, the executive director of the National Butterfly Center, scoffed at the mere suggestion that President Donald Trump's border wall threatened the 100-acre preserve. Now she isn't so sure. In search of wildlife during a recent stroll through 70 acres of the center, south of a levee that cuts through the property, Treviño-Wright found construction crews clearing trees and brush. "I'm stunned," she said. "It's such a punch in the gut." Earlier this month, t... Read more

  • RADIO AMERICA: Demócratas de Texas se oponen al muro en refugio de la fauna
    Posted in In The News on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Varios legisladores demócratas de Texas desean más detalles sobre los planes preliminares para construir una sección del muro con México en un refugio federal para la fauna, ya que consideran que ello podría dañar gravemente el medio ambiente. Autoridades federales les han dicho a los propietarios de tierras y a funcionarios locales que planean construir el muro en unos cinco kilómetros (tres millas) del dique del río que pasa por el Refugio Nacional de la Fauna Santa Ana. El gobierno del presi... Read more

  • SA CURRENT: Border Wall Construction's First Stop: Texas Wildlife Preserves
    Posted in In The News on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    President Donald Trump's long-proposed wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has hit more than a few bumps along the road to its construction. Resistance from Congress to expedite the billions in federal dollars needed to start construction. Strong opposition from bipartisan lawmakers representing border communities. A leaked conservation between Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, where the newly-elected U.S. president begs Peña Nieto to stop telling the press Mexico wouldn't pay for the... Read more

  • PROGESS TIMES: Push for border wall disrupts National Butterfly Center
    Posted in In The News on July 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending

    Local reaction to preliminary border wall construction As members of the United States House of Representatives prepare to vote on a bill that could add $1.6 billion for construction of the border wall, a local nature center has gained national attention as it joins two other local attractions that could be affected by construction of the border wall. Last week, Marianna Treviño-Wright, executive director for the National Butterfly Center, said she found a work crew on the butterfly center’s pro... Read more

  • CNN VIDEO: Henry Cuellar: "Todo está en manos de la mayoría, de los republicanos"
    Posted in In The News on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending

    El congresista Henry Cuellar dice que él apoyó el Obamacare pero reconoce que necesita modificaciones. Agregó que espera ver una reforma migratoria y dijo que el muro es "una solución del siglo XIV, muy simple y que cuesta mucho". Read more

  • LMT ONLINE: Texas border congressmen propose ‘smart’ wall at fraction of the cost
    Posted in In The News on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Responsible Spending

    Amid a contentious debate in Congress over funding for a border wall, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd and a cadre of border state congressmen are bringing out a new plan for a far less-expensive “smart” wall that draws on virtual reality research in Silicon Valley. Hurd, R-San Antonio, Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and several others intend to introduce shortly what they are calling the "Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act," or SMART Act, which they say would cost around $500,000 a mile rather tha... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Border Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today issued a statement after the Trump Administration and GOP leadership sent a joint release stating their decision to drop the controversial Border Adjustment Tax (BAT): “A border adjustment tax would have meant a $5 trillion tax hike for hard working families. Trade is a major part of the Texas economy, and all Americans depend on a robust trade industry to provide them with affordable goods and services through import and export with other nations. I’m gra... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Passage of Funds for Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued a statement after the House of Representatives voted 235-192 to approve a spending bill that includes nearly $1.6 billion for the construction of a border wall: “I am disappointed by the fact that today the House voted for a spending bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion of funding for the border wall,” said Congressman Cuellar. “However, I know that this is only the first step and I am certain the final version of this bill will not have funding for th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today spoke on the House floor to voice his opposition to H.R. 3219 that would add nearly $1.6 billion in federal taxpayer funds to begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar speaks on the House floor Wednesday against a costly and ineffective border wall. “President Trump promised the American people that Mexico would pay for a wall, but he’s footing the bill to American taxpayers,” said Congressman Cuellar. “A wall would be ine... Read more