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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Laredo, TX — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) celebrated the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act being sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Congressman Cuellar joined an overwhelming bipartisan House majority in voting for the PFAS Act.
Also known as “forever chemicals” due to their inability to degrade naturally, per- and… Read more »
Laredo, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $125,000 federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the City of Laredo Health Department. The health department will use the funding to develop a plan for the city to address social determinants of health. The plan will focus on disease prevention, education, disease management and social… Read more »
Laredo, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Gateway Mines Road Family Medicine Clinic will be receiving a $1,997,000 federal earmark to construct a new family medicine clinic. The clinic will be located in a historically underserved area of Laredo and will provide residents with critical access to healthcare services.
Many health barriers affect the Mines… Read more »