Health Care

Cuellar, Gonzales Lead Letter of Support for Renewal of NIH Award to Improve Health and Quality of Life for Uninsured, Underinsured, Rural and Minority Populations in South Texas

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) wrote a bipartisan letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acting Director Lawrence Tabak, requesting renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and its academic home, the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS). Continuing the National Institutes of Health’s…

Cuellar Highlights Federal Resources for South Texas Seniors

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar highlighted federal benefits available to seniors in South Texas and the rest of the United States. These resources assist with the cost of healthcare services, home energy bills, and healthy food. “Most seniors live on a fixed income and without the benefits the federal government provides they would be struggling to make ends meet.…

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Help South Texas Seniors Get More Efficient Care

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted for H.R. 3171, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. This bipartisan legislation, which I cosponsored, helps seniors get essential healthcare and improves health outcomes by cutting red tape. The bill modernizes the antiquated prior authorization process in Medicare Advantage, which still often requires doctors…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $2 Million for SCAN’s HIV and Mental Health Expansion Project

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Laredo, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) will receive a total of $1,940,000 over the next four years for the Frontera HIV and Mental Health Expansion Project from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funding will support the treatment of nearly 400 Webb County residents (100 residents…

Congressman Henry Cuellar’s Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

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“After reviewing this legislation while speaking with my constituents, local elected officials, and community leaders in the 28th District of Texas, I have decided to vote YES on the Inflation Reduction Act. The bottom line is simple, this bill is good for hardworking Texans without adding to the national debt. Specifically, the Inflation Reduction Act: • Invests approximately…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $7 Million for South Texas College

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South Texas College

Rio Grande City, TX —Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that South Texas College will receive $6,803,772 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This funding allows institutions of higher education to continue to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, South Texas College will use the funds for emergency…

Cuellar Announces $4 Million for the City of Laredo Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

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Laredo AOT

Laredo, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $4 million for the City of Laredo Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program, for individuals with serious mental illness, through the city health department. The AOT Program is an integrated behavioral approach with the goal of improving access and adherence to intensive behavioral health services in…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $5 Million for Atascosa Health Center

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Pleasanton, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced nearly $5 million in federal funding for general operations at Atascosa Health Center. The funding was secured through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Atascosa Health Center will utilize the funds to cover operating…

Cuellar Secures Nearly $1.2 Million 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 $1,196,880 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…

Cuellar Secures $1.5 Million for Gateway Community Health Center

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that Gateway Community Health Center will receive $1,501,260 through the Health Resources & Services Administration, a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support the Health Center Cluster in Webb and Zapata counties. “I am very excited to award the Gateway Community…