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  • 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

  • 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