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  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Dedicate New SCAN Facility
    Posted in Press Release on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) attended the grand opening of a new 14,000-square-foot facility for Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN), a Laredo social services organization that helps those in need, including by treating those with drug problems. The new facility will consolidate under one roof the organization’s employees, who have until now been spread out over several buildings. Congressman Cuellar was a founding board member of the organization in 1982. The event was atten... Read more

  • EL SINODAL DE TAMAULIPAS: BUSCAN APOYAR CON MEJOR ATENCION MEDICA A LOS VETERANOS DEL VALLE
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Por: Salvador Aquino Rdz./ EL SINODAL DE TAMAULIPAS Reynosa, Tam.- El Congresista Henry Cuellar conjuntamente con el gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott asi como con el senador John Cornyn, el representante Rubén Hinojosa y el diputado Filiberto Vela se reunieron con veteranos del Valle de tejas para discutir temas de salud Esta reunión se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Mc Allen con el Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos (VA) Secretario Robert McDonald para discutir cuestiones relacionadas con la ate... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Discusses Veteran Health Care During Valley Tour
    Posted in Press Release on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss issues relating to veteran health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Sec. McDonald’s visit follows an invitation from Sen. Cornyn in October 2014. Sec. McDonald, Sen. Cornyn, Gov. Abbott and the delegation toured the VA facility in Harlingen as well a... Read more

  • MY HARLINGEN NEWS: Rep. Cuellar Discusses Veteran Health Care During Valley Tour
    Posted in In The News on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Health Care

    Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 McALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss issues relating to veteran health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Sec. McDonald’s visit follows an invitation from Sen. Cornyn in October 2014. Sec. McDonald, Sen. Cornyn, Gov. Abbott and the ... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Sewer treatment plant planned for Anzon site
    Posted in In The News on September 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Agriculture

    09/02/15, Laredo Morning Times: Sewer treatment plant planned for Anzon site /UploadedFiles/Anzon_LMT_clip.pdf Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Removal of Antimony from Former Anzon Smelter Site
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that a large portion of contaminated soil located at the former Anzon site, an old antimony smelter near residential neighborhoods in north Laredo, has been cleaned and is one step closer to being redeveloped into a sewer treatment plant. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, antimony is a silvery white metal that can be harmf... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Partnership between Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic and Doctors Hospital of Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on August 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today announced the expansion of health care services for veterans at the Laredo Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic. A new partnership between the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, TriWest and Doctors Hospital of Laredo will allow qualifying Laredo-area veterans to receive inpatient surgical and emergency care services. This partnership brings the convenience of a community hospital within reach to over 5,000 Webb County vetera... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Celebrates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Release on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Seniors & Medicare

    Congressman Henry Cuellar has issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 into law, creating Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain disabilities; while Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals. “Today marks 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid! Medicare and Medicaid... Read more

  • INSURANCE NEWS NET:Congressman Cuellar Celebrates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in In The News on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Seniors & Medicare

    Congressman Henry Cuellar has issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's signing of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 into law, creating Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain disabilities; while Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals. "Today marks 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid! Medicare and Medicaid... Read more

  • LMT: Bill is intended to continue important research to find cures for various diseases
    Posted in In The News on July 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    To the editor: Last week, the 21st Century CURES bill was unanimously passed by a vote of 344 to 77. This quality of life bill will infuse $1.75 billion a year for the next 5 years to the National Institute of Health for continuing critical medical research to ultimately find a cure for cancer, among other illnesses. Cancer knows no boundaries whatsoever and strikes 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men in this country. This is staggering. Laredo is no exception. Research has saved lives and I, as a 13-ye... Read more