Health Care

Cuellar Secures Nearly $400K for PILLAR to Enhance Overdose and Prevention Activities

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) in Laredo will receive $398,960 through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will help support the implementation of Project PAW (Positive Affirmation at Work) to enhance the organization’s current overdose and prevention activities and to...

Cuellar Asegura Casi $400 mil para PILLAR para Mejorar las Actividades de Prevención y Sobredosis

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Washington, DC— El Congresista de EE.UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció que Personas con Ideas de Amor, Libertad, Aceptación y Respeto (PILAR) en Laredo recibirán $398,960 a través del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS). La subvención ayudará a respaldar la implementación del Proyecto PAW (Afirmación positiva en el trabajo) para mejorar las actividades actuales de prevención y sobredos...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2 Million for Laredo Detoxification Center

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Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,000,000 in federal funding for the City of Laredo Detoxification Center. The funds will support the salaries of roughly 26 staff members who assist Laredo residents battling alcohol and drug addictions. This funding is extremely helpful to the Laredo community which has historically lacked behavioral health care professionals, appr...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia $2 Millones para Centro de Desintoxicacion de Laredo

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Laredo, TX – Hoy, El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anuncio $2,000,000 en fondos federales para el Centro de Desintoxicación de la Ciudad de Laredo. Los fondos apoyaran los salarios de aproximadamente 26 miembros del personal que ayudan a los residentes de Laredo a luchar contra las adicciones al alcohol y las drogas. Este financiamiento es extremadamente útil para la comunidad de Laredo, que h...

Cuellar, Escobar Secure $2 Million to Assist U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission with Health Issues Unique to Southern Border

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Washington, DC— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) secured $2,000,000 in federal funding for the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) in the FY22 omnibus appropriations legislation. The funding will support the commission’s goal to improve health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funding will also back the implementation of a...

Cuellar Votes to Cap Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted in favor of the of the Affordable Insulin Now Act to cap out-of-pocket Insulin costs at $35 per month in Medicare Part D and commercial health insurance plans. Beginning in 2023, the bill requires private health plans to cover at least one of each type and dosage form of insulin. “Historically, diabetes has affected the Hispanic co...

Cuellar Vota para Limitar los Gastos de Bolsillo de Insulina

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Washington, DC—Hoy, el Congresista de EE. UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) votó a favor del Proyecto de Ley de Insulina Asequible Ahora para limitar los costos de bolsillo de la insulina a $35 por mes en Medicare Parte D y planes comerciales de seguro médico. A partir de 2023, el proyecto de ley exige que los planes de salud privados cubran al menos una insulina de cada tipo y forma de dosificación. “His...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,000,000 for New Zapata County Emergency Operations Center

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Zapata, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,000,000 for the construction of a new Zapata County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The funds will be used to provide Zapata County’s first responders, fire department, and emergency services with a new state-of-the-art, centralized facility. The EOC will allow all county department heads to come together during a major disaster...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia $1,000,000 para el Nuevo Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado Zapata

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Zapata, TX – Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció $1,000,000 para la construcción de un nuevo Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (EOC, por sus siglas en inglés) del condado de Zapata. Los fondos se utilizarán para proporcionar a los socorristas, el departamento de bomberos y los servicios de emergencia del condado de Zapata una nueva instalación centralizada de última generación. El ...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...