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  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $85 Million to Prevent Child Abuse
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced his success in helping secure $85 million in funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Government Agencies Appropriations bill for state grants for child abuse prevention. These funds will provide states with the means for improving their child protective service systems (CPS). In addition, he secured $1.5 million to develop and expand a national child abuse hotli... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar ayuda a asegurar $85 millones de dólares para prevenir el abuso infantil
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció el haber ayudado a asegurar con éxito $85 millones de dólares en fondos en la Ley de Asignaciones del año fiscal 2019 de proyectos de Labor, Salud y Servicios Humanos, Educación y Agencias Gubernamentales Relacionadas de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. para la prevención del abuso infantil. Estos fondos proporcionarán a los estados los medios para mejorar sus sistemas de Servicios de Protección Infantil (CPS por sus siglas en in... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs to Tackle Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Release on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, announced funding available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the opioid crisis in communities through telemedicine and innovative community facilities. USDA Rural Development has available $25 million in grant funding for innovative projects that address the opioid crisis in rural America. Specifically, the department has reser... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Discusses Over $144 Billion in CHIP Funding for the Next Six Years
    Posted in Press Release on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, supported the recent reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that will appropriate over $144 Billion for the next six years and provide funding for 9 million children across the United States. In Texas alone, over 1 million children will benefit by seeing their doctors for health care, preventive health, urgent care and hospitalization as well for services and rehabilitation. Approxi... Read more

  • WILSON COUNTY NEWS: Tieken, Cuellar talk hospice care in D.C.
    Posted in In The News on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy Independence Read more

  • POLITICO: SENATE DEALMAKING AS OBAMACARE REPEAL TEETERS – McConnell still pushing for vote this week – GOP INFIGHTING THREATENS HOUSE BUDGET – Conyers, Lujan under Ethics scrutiny
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Responsible Spending

    THE LATEST: MONEY TO BURN — With the Senate Obamacare repeal effort on the brink of defeat, dealmakers at the White House and on Capitol Hill are looking at ways to sweeten the pot for enough holdout senators to get the bill back on track. Following Monday’s CBO score, leaders have about $188 billion in savings they can divvy up toward individual senator’s priorities. Possible changes include “more spending for health savings accounts to appease conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike ... Read more

  • MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they fin... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Cuellar on the CBO score of the Senate health care bill:
    Posted in Press Release on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    “Today the independent Congressional Budget Office calculated that the Senate health care legislation will leave 22 million more Americans uninsured. My most vulnerable constituents - people with disabilities, older Americans, children, working families - would be hit the hardest. This is unacceptable. The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but it has made life better in real ways for so many members of my community in Texas. We need to keep what works and fix what doesn't in a bipartisan way."... Read more

  • 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: 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