Health Care

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $6 Million for SCAN Laredo’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training Projects

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $5,975,000 in federal funding over five years for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) Inc. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health Services, will be used for SCAN’s Familias Unida (Families United) Project, the Webb County Mental Health Awareness Training Project...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $73 Million in Funding for Laredo College Students and Faculty

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $73,134,236 in federal funding for Laredo Community College. The funds include emergency aid for students, COVID-19 PPE and mitigation measures, upgrades to technology, lab equipment, audiovisual equipment, and additional instructors. Furthermore, they include support for academic tutoring, federal work-study programs, STEM education, v...

Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Carter Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Future Man-Made Pathogens from Entering U.S. Communities

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Washington, DC– Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to pause taxpayer funding for gain-of-function research over the next five years. Without proper safety standards and protocols, gain-of-function research creates an immense risk of man-made, deadly pathogens entering our communities. Gain-of-function research is the study of the enhance...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,000,000 to Break Stigma of Mental Health, Substance Abuse in Laredo

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,000,000 in federal funds to People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) in Laredo. The funds will be distributed in even amounts of $200,000 per year over the course of 5 years. The funds will impact nearly 2,500 Webb County residents. “The 28th District of Texas faces unique health care challenges. Specifically, m...

El aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande se produce cuando más de 20.000 inmigrantes llegan a la frontera en una semana; 87 agentes fronterizos dan positivo; Cierra una importante ONG ?

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Washington, D.C.— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) urge al secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de los Estados Unidos, Alejandro Mayorkas, a priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas en medio de un aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande. El aumento de COVID-19 ha resultado en el cierre temporal de Catholic Charities, c...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $4 million In Federal Funds to San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,999,933 in federal funding to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (SAMHD). These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) initiative, will be used over the next two-years to identify and implement best practices for improving health literacy to enhance COVID-19 va...

Rep. Cuellar Calls for Texas National Guard Deployment to South Texas for Vaccine Distribution

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott, calling for the deployment of the Texas National Guard to help border communities with the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. “Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines are safely and quickly distributed and administered to constituents is my top priority right now,” said Congressman Cuellar. “We must dep...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Vaccine Distribution to Local Hospitals in Laredo

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines of Laredo Medical Center and STAT Specialty Hospital: “It is great to see the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive to Laredo Medical Center and STAT Specialty Hospital today. By the end of the year, Texas is expected to receive 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine. “...

Rep. Cuellar Votes for ALS Disability Insurance Access Act

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted and helped pass the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019. This legislation will end the 5-month waiting period requirement for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, allowing anyone diagnosed with ALS to access their benefits upon diagnosis. This bill passed the House and Senate and now goes to the President for his sig...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Beginning of the 2021 Open Enrollment Period

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Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today on the first day of the 2021 open enrollment period, which continues through December 15: “For over ten years, I have remained steadfast for the health and financial security of hard-working families by voting for and working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As our nation c...