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  • mySA: A bizarre budget that deserves to be DOA
    Posted in In The News on June 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    A bizarre budget that deserves to be DOA By Bruce Davidson Published 12:00 am, Saturday, June 3, 2017 Photo: Andrew Harnik /Associated Press Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway listens as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget. It is not a “taxpayers first” budget. It is a target-on-poor-Americans budget. Laredo’s Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is the among the least partisan members of Congress. In an age marke... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Responds to CBO Score of Republican Health Plan
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) responded to the independent Congressional Budget Office’s assessment that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was passed by the House of Representatives and has been sent to the Senate for consideration, will leave 23 million Americans uninsured. (Assessment can be viewed here: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752) He said: “I voted against the AHCA because it was clear it would hurt the people of my district. I represent one of the highest uninsured p... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: TrumpCare Makes Texans Pay More For Less Care
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In response to the news that the House of Representatives will vote on TrumpCare today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said: “TrumpCare would be a disaster for the people of Texas. It will strip health care from 24 million Americans. Many of the rest will get less coverage at a higher cost, especially people over 50, who will face a crushing age tax even if they are healthy. That’s more than 185,000 people just in my district. And anyone with a pre-existing condition will be put at extreme ris... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Senate is Last Chance to Save Health Care
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Following the House vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass a weak Republican substitute, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who voted against the bill, said: “I am saddened that my colleagues voted to strip health care from 24 million Americans, make it harder for 7 million veterans to get care, and to put everyone with pre-existing conditions at grave risk. The people of my district will suffer if the Senate does not stop this legislation. I represent communities with some of the ... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar Welcomes Defeat of Republican Health Care Plan
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) welcomed the news that the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives chose to withdraw the proposed health care plan known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “I opposed the Republican health care plan from the beginning, because it is financially irresponsible and morally unacceptable. Then, in late-night sessions and back room deals, some House Republicans snuck in changes to make a bad plan even worse. The Republican plan would have: · S... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Laredo Community College, and Laredo Beauty College will lose nearly a million dollars in grants that hel... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: 14 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Plan; Medicaid Cut $880 Billion
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reacted to the Congressional Budget Office report that showed the negative impacts of the health care plan proposed by Congressional Republicans. The analysis indicates 14 million people could lose their health insurance coverage under the Republican plan, and Medicaid would be cut $880 billion, by 2018. "Despite the President saying nobody would lose access to health care on his watch, the CBO report shows that the Republican health care plan will make Am... Read more

  • Blue Dogs Respond to AHCA
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition responded to the health care replacement plan proposed by House Republicans: “Yesterday, House Republicans released their bill text for partial repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Tomorrow, two House committees will consider this legislation even though the Congressional Budget Office has not provided a score to inform the Members of the committees, or the public at large, about how much the bill will cost or how many people will (or won’t... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's health care comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “Health care must be affordable and accessible to all Americans. The Affordable Care Act has gotten us a long way toward that goal, and the disasters predicted by its opponents never materialized. My colleagues and I need to focus on fixing its problems, not stripping health care from millions of families.” Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $560,000 to Fight Zika in Laredo and Zapata
    Posted in Press Release on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    This afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the allocation of $560,000 in federal funding to fight the Zika virus on the border. Congressman Cuellar (D-TX-28) announces $560,000 in federal funds to the City of Laredo Thursday to help with Zika prevention and management. Pictured from left to right are Robert Eads, City of Laredo Asst. City Manager; Dr. Hector Gonzalez, City of Laredo Health Department Director; Cynthia Collazo, Deputy City Manager; Pete Saenz, Laredo Mayor; Con... Read more