Energy and Environment

Rep. Cuellar Secures $20 Million for Electric Grid Stability and Clean Energy Technology

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $20 million for Energy Future Grants. These grants will provide novel methods for energy efficiency to support critical community infrastructure, ensuring Texas can better anticipate and prepare for future disasters. The funding was passed through Congress and signed into law as part of the FY2022 omnibus appropriations legislation....

Cuellar Announces Completion of Broadband Connectivity Programs in Webb County

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Laredo, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the completion of Las Lomas, Las Penitas, Los Botines, Simeon Park and Hachar Business Park broadband connectivity projects. The projects were completed with the support of $14,000,000 in federal funding to provide families and businesses in rural communities across Texas with access to high-speed broadband. The funds were primarily us...

Cuellar, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban Uranium Exports from Russia

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Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined his colleagues Pete Stauber (R-MN), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) to introduce legislation banning imports of uranium from Russia. According to the Energy Information Administration, the United States purchased more than 34 million pounds of Uranium from 2016-2020. “Russia has proven time and again that it is n...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...

Cuellar Vota a Favor de Legislación para Financiar al Gobierno en la Camara

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Washington, DC—El miembro de Asignaciones de la Cámara, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28), voto a favor de la aprobación de HR 2471, la legislación que consiste en los 12 proyectos de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2022 y fondos complementarios para apoyar a Ucrania. “La legislación aprobada proporcionará fondos vitales para proyectos en el sur de Texas que mejoren el niv...

Congressman Cuellar Applauds Ban on Russian Oil Imports and Calls on President Biden to Increase Domestic Energy Production

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Washington, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined a letter to the Biden Administration calling for an increase in the production of domestic energy in response to the recent invasion of Ukraine and high prices at the pump. Fellow Texas Democrats Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) also signed the letter. ...

Opportunity Zone Magazine Awards Cuellar ‘Top 25 Policy Influencer’

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he was awarded ‘Top 25 Policy Influencer’ by Opportunity Zone Magazine. Cuellar has been instrumental in extending investments in historically underserved areas, including South Texas. In February 2021, he introduced the Opportunity Zone Extension Act of 2021, created under the under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to exte...

Opportunity Zone Magazine Top 25 Policy Influencers

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Opportunity Zone Magazine is pleased to announce the Top 25 Opportunity Zone Policy Influencers. The distinguished winners support, advocate for or help draft Opportunity Zone legislation and additional incentives to help communities in need. Howard W. Buffett President, Global Impact Howard W. Buffett is the President of Global Impact LLC, an advisory firm utilizing a new data analytics technolog...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $75 Million for Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration Project

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San Antonio, TX –Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $75,042,000 for the initiation, completion, and closeout of the Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration Project. The project aims to develop concepts for restoration of the Alazán, Apache, Martínez and San Pedro Creeks, maintain or enhance the current flood control components of these creeks, improve water quality, increase b...

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia mas de $75 Millones para el Proyecto de Restauración del Ecosistema de Westside

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San Antonio, TX – Hoy, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció $75,042,000 para el inicio, la finalización, y el cierre del Proyecto de Restauración del Ecosistema de Westside Creeks. El proyecto tiene como objetivo desarrollar conceptos para la restauración de los arroyos Alazán, Apache, Martínez y San Pedro, mantener o mejorar los componentes actuales de control de inundac...