Health Care

Congressman Cuellar Attends Grand Opening of Behavioral Health Clinic at the McMullen Community Health Center

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Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), McMullen County officials and Atascosa Health Center representatives participated in the grand opening of an additional building for behavioral health services at the McMullen Community Health Center, in partnership with Atascosa Health Center, Camino Real Community Services, and McMullen County Judge James Teal. The McMullen Community Health Center is... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $622,400 for Atascosa Health Center, Inc.

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Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $622,400 in federal funding for Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC). This award consists of two separate grants from Health and Human Services’ (HHS). Specifically, the Atascosa Health Center will receive $285,000 through the HHS Health Center Cluster Program and $337,400 through the HHS Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Ef... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $500,000 for PILLAR to Help Fight HIV/AIDS Among High Risk Populations

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LAREDO— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined representatives and the City of Laredo Health Department in announcing $500,000 in federal funding for People with Ideas of Love, Liberty, Acceptance and Respect (PILLAR) aimed at decreasing community HIV risk-factors, providing testing to residents and treating those living with HIV. $250,000 will go towards staff retention and expansion, a... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $85 Million to Prevent Child Abuse

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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 sy... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar ayuda a asegurar $85 millones de dólares para prevenir el abuso infantil

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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 estado... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs to Tackle Opioid Crisis

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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 innovat... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Discusses Over $144 Billion in CHIP Funding for the Next Six Years

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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,... 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

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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 “mor... Read more »

MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border

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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 ... Read more »