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  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Congressman Hosts Student to see Obama
    Posted in In The News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar will host an elementary school student from Laredo to see President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. The student, Anthony Garcia, 11, who attends Cuellar Elementary School, was chosen out of 105 fifth-grade students at the school who participated in an essay-writing competition about positive habits that have made them a better leader, and why they would like to see Obama’s address. The address is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the House Chamber at the Capit... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Local Elementary Student Attending State of the Union Address
    Posted in In The News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy, Education

    Local elementary student attending State of the Union Address By: Victoria Young LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - On Tuesday, president Barack Obama will give his last State of the Union Address, an event that some call historic. One Laredo student will be joining Congressmen Henry Cuellar at Tuesday's State of the Union Address. Libraries are typically quiet places, but on this day Dr. Henry Cuellar Elementary School made an exception. Fifth grade student Anthony Garcia, is being honored. He's headed to ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Secures $2.5 Million in Additional Federal Funding to Combat Obesity Nationwide
    Posted in Press Release on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he secured a $2.5 million-dollar increase in federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Outreach Program to Reduce the Prevalence of Obesity in High Risk Areas (those counties with an obesity rate above 40 percent). Hidalgo County is the only county in the congressman’s district that meets the program’s criteria. Congressman Cuellar secured the additional funds through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 government fu... Read more

  • SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS: Texas congressional delegation declares the session a success
    Posted in In The News on December 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations, Tax Relief

    Texas congressional delegation declares the session a success KEVIN DIAZ WASHINGTON — Whether it was the best of times or the worst of times, the 2015 edition of Congress sent much of the Texas delegation home for the holidays feeling satisfied, if not quite merry. Presidential candidate Ted Cruz accused the ruling GOP leadership of “playing Santa Claus to the lobbyists and K Street” for failing to trim spending, repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, or stop the Iranian nuclear deal. ... Read more

  • TX-28 Transportation Projects that Could Be Funded Under the New Federal Highway Bill (FAST Act)
    Posted in Article on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Health Care

    Transportation Projects in Your Area by County Bexar County projects Wilson County projects Atascosa County projects McMullen County projects La Salle County projects and map Webb County projects and map Zapata County projects and map Starr County projects and map Hidalgo County projects and map Read more

  • PLEASANTON EXPRESS: Atascosa Health Center gives thanks
    Posted in In The News on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Atascosa Health Center gives thanks The Grand Opening of the Atascosa Health Center on Saturday, Nov. 7, was a morning of reflecting on the past, but also looking forward to the future with a sense of excitement. AHC would like to thank everyone who helped make the event possible, as well as to everyone who has contributed to the center’s success throughout the years. Atascosa Health Center CEO Monty Small recognized the artists, photographers and quilters who donated some of their special artwo... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Urges Constituents in McAllen to Visit Health Care Enrollment Assistance Center
    Posted in Press Release on October 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the opening of a health insurance enrollment assistance center in McAllen that will help individuals and families review their health coverage options, find out whether they qualify for financial assistance and sign up or re-enroll in a plan that meets their needs. The center will offer in-person enrollment assistance from now through the end of January. Open enrollment to sign up for health coverage at HealthCare.gov begins November 1 and cove... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Condemns Continued Long Wait Times at South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    Posted in Press Release on October 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) condemned the continued long wait times for veterans seeking health care at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio. More than a year after news first broke of deaths caused by long waits for care at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Health Administration facilities, veterans in the San Antonio region are still waiting unreasonably long times to receive the care they deserve for their service. According to a letter sent to Secretary of Ve... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Co-Sponsors Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Release on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) signed on as a co-sponsor of Congresswoman Dina Titus’ (D-NV-1) H.R. 3696, the Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015. The legislation will help prevent an increase in Medicare premiums. Next year nearly 8 million Medicare enrollees are faced with a much as a 52 percent premium hike, the largest in the program’s history. A premium raise of this magnitude would harm seniors and drain state budgets as they had to help pay larger and larger medical bills. “W... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Attends, Speaks at Drug Treatment Grant Announcement
    Posted in Press Release on October 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) attended and made remarks at the announcement of a $975,000 grant awarded to the Webb County 406th District Court by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant will be paid out over three years and will help the court continue and expand its Drug Court Program, which allows it to offer treatment to those who come through the system and are dependent on alcohol but not currently receiving treatment. “It is great to s... Read more