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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Four Federal Grants Totaling $5.5 Million to S.C.A.N
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced four grants totaling approximately $5.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to Serving Children and Adults in Need, Inc. (SCAN) that will be used to provide effective treatment and prevention services in the areas of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and treatment for children, adolescents and families that have gone through traumatic events. “SCAN conti... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce Arrival of CDC-Contracted Health Professionals in Laredo to Monitor Zika Virus Detection and Response
    Posted in Press Release on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Mayor Pete Saenz and the City of Laredo Health Department today announced the creation of a new office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Laredo, with three CDC-contracted public health professionals. At Congressman Cuellar’s request, the CDC has contracted with Caduceus Healthcare to hire a contracted team of public health professionals that will work with the City of Laredo Health Department and other health professionals from Laredo... Read more

  • CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL: First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in New York City
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The New York City report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented case of sexual transmission of Zika from a woman to her sex partner and adds to the growing body of knowledge about the sexual transmission of Zika. All previously reported cases of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection have been spread from men to their sex partners. CDC recommends that all pregnant women who have a sex partner who has traveled to or resides in an area with Zika us... Read more

  • LIFE SITE NEWS: House passes bill to stop govt from forcing people to participate in abortion
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The House of Representatives has passed the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304), by a 245-182 vote. Three dependable pro-life Democrats - Henry Cuellar, Daniel Lipinski, and Collin Peterson - voted for the bill, while one pro-abortion Republican - Richard Hanna - voted against it. The bill, which would prevent the government from discriminating against any health care provider who refuses to “perform, refer for, pay for, or otherwise participate in abortion,” also allows victims of discri... Read more

  • The Brownsville Herald: State aid cuts could devastate Early Childhood Intervention program
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    MISSION — When two-year-old Aaron Benavidez took his first steps, grandma and grandpa brought over a cake and the entire family celebrated amid laughter and tears. Venturing out into the world of the walking is a huge universal milestone for children and their families, but for Aaron it was especially sweet. The now four-year-old was born with Down syndrome, which requires rigorous work to meet developmental milestones. “It’s something that these children have to work really hard to do,” his mot... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Announce Grand Opening of McMullen Community Health Center
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Responsible Spending

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), McMullen County officials and the Atascosa Health Center participated in the grand opening of the new McMullen Community Health Center in Tilden, which was constructed with funding from McMullen County and staffed and equipped with funds from a New Access Point Federal Grant. The $900,000 grant helped establish the Tilden clinic and built another one in nearby Lytle, in Atascosa County. The Atascosa Health Center runs the two new clinics. New Access Poi... Read more

  • National Health Leaders Recognize U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation
    Posted in Press Release on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award presentation took place at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices. This year’s event feat... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Hosts International Zika Virus Meeting in Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today hosted an international meeting at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) to discuss the threat of the Zika virus in Texas. The meeting discussed what actions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state, local and international health agencies are taking to prevent further spread of the virus and address how all levels of government can work together in this effort. In attendance were high-ranking officials from the CDC, as w... Read more

  • El Rep. Cuéllar Invita a Expertos en Salud a Reunirse en Laredo para Hablar sobre el Zika
    Posted in Press Release on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations

    El congresista por el distrito 28 de Texas Henry Cuéllar, hoy tuvo una reunión en Texas A&M International University con oficiales internaciones para hablar sobre la amenaza que presenta el virus Zika a Texas. Durante las pláticas, se explicó qué están haciendo los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) y otras agencias del salud estatales, locales e internacionales para detener la transmisión y propagación del virus Zika y como ... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Local reactions on Trump's abortion statement
    Posted in In The News on March 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    Local reactions on Trump's abortion statement (video link below) Front runner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump making headlines again at a town hall meeting, after stating his support for the punishment of women who have abortions. We spoke to students at TAMIU about what they felt upon hearing Donald Trump’s comments regarding punishing women who have abortions. That's what TAMIU students had to say about Trump following his statement from a town hall meeting hosted by MS... Read more