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Rep. Cuellar Joins Webb County Judge and Laredo Mayor in Unveiling New Laredo Detoxification Center

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and Laredo Mayor Dr. Victor Treviño in unveiling the new Laredo detoxification center, the Roots Recovery Center, located at 1300 Chicago Street. Dr. Cuellar previously secured $2,000,000 in Congressionally-directed funding in FY22 to cover salaries for 35 staff members and internal office costs…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $625,000 in Federal Funding for WestCare to Combat Substance Abuse at Laredo ISD and United ISD

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $625,000 in federal funding for WestCare to combat substance abuse at Laredo Independent School District and United Independent School District. The federal grant is provided by the FY23 Drug-Free Communities Support Program through the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. The funds will be used to combat…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $4,750,000 in Federal Funding to Combat Substance Abuse in Webb County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $4,750,000 in federal funding to combat substance abuse in Webb County. The funds, provided by three separate awards, will be used for the 406th Judicial District Adult Drug Court Program, the Webb County Court at Law II DWI Court Program, and the Webb County Court at Law II Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program. The funding…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $9,226,700 in Federal Funding for Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center

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San Antonio, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $9,226,700 in federal funding for Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center (CommuniCare). The funds will enhance the clinic’s capabilities to provide accessible healthcare for over 13,000 patients in San Antonio. Specifically, the funding was provided by three separate awards: $7,813,926 from the…

Rep. Cuellar Joins PILLAR in Unveiling New Harm Reduction Vending Machine in Laredo

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance, and Respect (PILLAR) in unveiling a new harm reduction vending machine in Laredo. The vending machine was made possible by $1,196,880 in federal funding for PILLAR’s Project Positive Affirmation at Work (PAW). Located at Laredo’s Fire Station #3, Project PAW’s…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Groundbreaking for West Laredo Gateway Community Health Center

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced the groundbreaking for the West Laredo Gateway Community Health Center. The Center was made possible by $2,000,000 in Congressionally directed funding that Dr. Cuellar secured in FY22. Dr. Cuellar also announced $6,005,040 in federal funding for Gateway provided by the Health Resources and Services…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2,000,000 in Federal Funding for PILLAR’s Project Re-entry and Treatment Network

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $2,000,000 in federal funding for People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance, and Respect’s (PILLAR) Project Re-entry and Treatment Network. The funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be used to provide…

Reps. Cuellar, Meng, Fitzpatrick, and Molinaro Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Skills Training for Caregivers of Children with Autism

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Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Reps Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Grace Meng (D-NY-6), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), and Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) introduced the Autism Family Caregivers Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide access to caregiver skills training for family members who care for children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities or…

Rep. Cuellar Introduces the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced H.R. 834, the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This bipartisan legislation improves Medicare reimbursements and enhances the current structure of the Medicare-funded graduate medical education (GME) program to bring more medical residents and doctors to rural areas. Reps. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-1), Kim…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $7.2 Million for SCAN to Support Mental Health Awareness and Resiliency at Laredo ISD

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Laredo, TX– Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $7,200,000 for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) and Laredo Independent School District (LISD) to implement the SCAN-LISD Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (AWARE) Project in Laredo. Through the project, SCAN will provide school-based services to improve mental health and combat…