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  • Economic Recovery Package Could Deliver Tens of Billions to Texas
    Posted in Press Release on January 15, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Agriculture, Financial Services

    The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will invest $825 billion dollars in the American economy to create millions of jobs and jumpstart the economic recovery. Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Recieves 'Friend of the Farm Bureau' Award
    Posted in Press Release on October 20, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar was honored Saturday by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors with the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award. The award, given at the end of each Congress, is based on voting records on priority issues established by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors, the number of bills that a member has sponsored and co-sponsored, the member’s leadership on priority issues, and how accessible and responsive the member is to Farm Bureau members a... Read more

  • USDA Announces Drought Assistance for Counties in District 28
    Posted in Article on October 10, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received a letter from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer that designates some counties in the 28th District as natural disaster areas and contiguous disaster areas. This designation makes farm operators in these counties eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE.) Eligible counties include Atascosa, La Salle, McMullen, Frio and Bexar. USDA Drought Assitance Letter Farm operators... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE FELLOW TO ASSIST WITH AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar announced today a temporary addition to his Washington, D.C. staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sandi Boughton, a legislative fellow with more than 34 years experience working with USDA Rural Development, joins Congressman Cuellar’s staff for a six-month term to assist with legislative issues in Washington and rural development initiatives in the district. “I am excited to announce Sandi as an addition to our office,” Congressman Cuellar said. “She b... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES 36% INCREASE IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOUTH TEXAS FOOD BANK
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar and South Texas Food Bank Executive Director Alfredo Castillo announced today that the South Texas Food Bank will receive $136,670.48 in conjunction with the 2008 Farm Bill, which oversees the monetary assistance for the nation’s nutrition programs. It is expected that the total amount of pounds of food the South Texas Food Bank receives will increase from 1,063,889 to 1,446,889 in 2008 and to 1,905,089 in 2009. The South Texas Food Bank serves seven counties – Dim... Read more

  • CONGRESS VOTES TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT’S VETO OF FARM BILL
    Posted in Recent Vote on May 21, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Agriculture, Energy Independence , Faith Based Organizations

    Today, U.S Congressman Henry Cuellar joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives by voting in support to override the President’s veto of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the Farm Bill. The override passed the House by a vote of 316 to 108. The President vetoed the bill Wednesday afternoon. This bipartisan support the override received will strengthen American agriculture to meet the 21st Century needs of the United States and the world with a... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR VOTES IN SUPPORT OF THE FARM BILL
    Posted in Press Release on May 14, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy Independence , Faith Based Organizations

    Washington, DC- Today, U.S Congressman Henry Cuellar joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives by voting in support of the Conference Report on the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the Farm Bill. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 318-106, is expected to expand food security programs, protect vital natural resources, promote healthier foods and local food networks, and reform commodity and biofuel programs to reflect the nation’s prio... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Welcomes Local Perspective at “Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill" Event
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Agriculture, Energy Independence

    Congressman Cuellar meets with Shauna Yow and Professor Lacewell to discuss Yow's research. Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar welcomed Shauna Yow, who presented her undergraduate research as a finalist of the Council on Undergraduate Research “Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill” event. Yow’s research, “Unintended Consequences of Legislation on the Adoption of Water Treatment Technology,” examined the potential effects of potable water technologies along the Rio Grande Valley. The annual ... Read more

  • A Climate of Change: Greening America and the Economy Together
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 22, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Agriculture, Energy Independence

    On Tuesday, April 22, the country is celebrating the 38th Earth Day. While Earth Day brings focus to the key challenges facing us in preserving our planet, it is also an opportune time to explore the many ways to uplift our individual living costs by taking part in preservation efforts. Collectively, the minor, conscientious changes we make to minimize our carbon footprint will not only save us money, but will also keep our planet healthy and sustainable. This Earth Day coincides with the recent... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES $5.2 MILLION TO CONTROL CATTLE FEVER TICKS ON BORDER
    Posted in Press Release on March 20, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced news of $ 5.2 million made available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The funding will be used to control outbreaks of cattle fever ticks occurring outside a permanent quarantine zone between Texas and Mexico. An increased number of outbreaks within the permanent quarantined zone points to the detrimental activity occurring outside the permanent quarantine zone. The new available funding will ... Read more