Energy and Environment

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $3.5 Million in Funding for the El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project

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Sullivan City, TX –Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,539,318 in secured federal funding for the City of Sullivan El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project. This project will support upgrades to El Faro Road and the drainage infrastructure. It will also help alleviate areas prone to heavy flooding within the community and restore damaged infrastructure that is critical to the safety and we...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $100 Million for National Power Infrastructure and Clean Energy Technology

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $100 million for Build Back Better Challenge Grants in the fiscal year 2022 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. These grants will provide novel methods for energy efficiency to support critical community infrastructure, ensuring Texas can better anticipate and prepare for future disasters. In Febr...

Cuellar & Smith introduce ‘Get the Lead Out’ bill to fund drinking water clean-up and infrastructure projects

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WASHINGTON— Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) have teamed up again and reintroduced their bipartisan legislation—the Get the Lead Out Act (HR 3300)—to combat the life-threatening risk of lead in drinking water systems in their districts and across the country. First introduced in 2020, the legislation would provide $66.2 billion over ten years and direct every utility in Ameri...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Over $51.9 million in Authorization Funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $51,973,000 in authorization funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020. The Chacon Creek Restoration Project will focus on flood management, ecosystem restoration and recreational amenities, from Lake Casa Blanca, through Laredo, to the Rio Grande. This legislation passed the House and Senate...

Rep. Cuellar Supports The Valley Land Fund in Fight to Protect the Salineño Wildlife Preserve from Border Wall

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Roma, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding The Valley Land Fund’s decision to not sell the Salineño Wildlife Preserve to the Administration for border wall construction: “The Salineño Wildlife Preserve is an irreplaceable treasure on our border, hosting a population of rare birds, which Americans from across the country travel to observe. “That’s why I’ve...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $7.7 Million in Federal Funds to East Central SUD and Green Valley SUD

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,940,000 in federal loans to East Central Special Utility District (SUD) and $2,840,00 in federal loans to Green Valley Special Utility District (SUD) for upgrading and improving the area’s public water system. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Disposal Loan and Grant Program, will be use...

Reps. Cuellar and Smith Introduce ‘Get the Lead Out’ Act to Fund $14 Billion for Access to Safe, Drinking Water

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Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Chris Smith (NJ-04) work to alleviate the threat of lead in drinking water systems across the United States by introducing the Get the Lead Out Act. This bill would authorize $14 billion over two years and require every utility in America to develop a plan to identify and remove lead pipes that threaten residents, especially children, from t...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Almost $52 million in Authorization Funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project

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Laredo, TX—Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) secured $51,973,000 in authorization funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020. The Chacon Creek Restoration Project will focus on flood management, ecosystem restoration and recreational amenities from the Casa Blanca Lake, through Laredo, to the Rio Grande. This legislation passed the House and will now ...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $6 Million in NADB Funding for SUD’s Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project in Palmview

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Palmview, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $6 million in North American Development Bank (NADB) funding for Agua Special Utility District (SUD) project that will provide first-time access to wastewater collection and treatment services for nearly 2,000 households in the area of Palmview, Texas. These federal funds were awarded through the NADB’s Border Environment Infrastructure Fu...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $100,000 in Federal Funding for Rio Grande International Study Center

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $100,000 in federal funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC). These funds, awarded by the Bureau of Reclamation through their Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP), will be used to form local solutions, among diverse stakeholders, in developing a Watershed Restoration Plan along the Rio Grande River. “The Rio G...