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  • 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

  • THE MONITOR: South Texas Senior Summit on April 7
    Posted in In The News on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Seniors & Medicare

    South Texas Senior Summit on April 7 The RGV Hispanic Chamber Health Committee is well underway at making preparations for the annual “South Texas Senior Summit” that is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Boggus Event Center in Pharr. The event focuses on the senior community and offers free health screenings and dozens of informational booths that offer free services from the local, state and federal agencies. Both Congressmen Ruben Hinojosa and Henry Cuellar approached th... Read more

  • THE WASHINGTON TIMES: Hillary Clinton supporters: We won’t underestimate Trump like GOP did
    Posted in In The News on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Hillary Clinton supporters: We won’t underestimate Trump like GOP did After former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s performance on Super Tuesday left her well-positioned to win the Democratic presidential nomination, her supporters are insisting Wednesday they aren’t going to underestimate GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump the way, they say, that Republicans did. “I used to think that Donald Trump would be the easiest candidate to beat. … You have a lot of good moderates like Rubio,... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar wins by a landslide
    Posted in In The News on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Cuellar wins by a landslide Incumbent Henry Cuellar won by a landslide the Democratic primary for the 28th District of Texas seat. Cuellar, D-Laredo, had 90.3 percent of the vote. His opponent, William Hayward, had 9.7 percent. The U.S. Congressman will face Republican Zeffen Hardin and Green Party candidate Michael Cary in the general election Nov. 8. Surrounded by City of Laredo officials in Washington, Cuellar said he was excited. He also congratulated his brother, incumbent Webb County Sheri... Read more

  • THE HILL: To fight cancer, talk to the animals
    Posted in In The News on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    To fight cancer, talk to the animals Cancer victims have new weapons in their battle against the deadly disease, but they don’t come in the form of pills. Instead, as members of Congress learned Wednesday, they increasingly come in the form of four legs and a wagging tail….or even trunk. Scientists traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to reveal breakthroughs and discoveries about the healing benefits animals can have for cancer patients. The event was the latest in a special series of briefings... Read more

  • PR News Wire: American Humane Association: Congressional Briefing Outlines Advances And Pioneering Research On Cancer In Children And Animals
    Posted in In The News on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    American Humane Association: Congressional Briefing Outlines Advances And Pioneering Research On Cancer In Children And Animals Development of New Drugs and Discoveries Involving Animal Genes and Animal Therapy Showcase Remarkable Healing Power of Connections Between People and Animals WASHINGTON,Feb. 24, 2016/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year and 40,000 U.S. children now in treatment for the deadly disease, some of the best medicine m... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Requieren incrementar más vigilancia por zika
    Posted in In The News on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care

    Requieren incrementar más vigilancia por zika Se aplican en accesos a EU por salud pública Debido al reciente brote del virus del zika, líderes del Congreso buscan aumentar la vigilancia en los puertos de acceso internacional por cuestiones de salud pública. En este sentido, así lo dio a conocer el congresista demócrata Henry Cuéllar que anunció la inclusión en el lenguaje del paquete para el año fiscal 2016, todos los créditos de proyecto de ley para mejorar la salud pública en los puertos de e... Read more