Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce ethylene oxide emissions:
“The EPA previously acknowledged that certain communities within Laredo are at an elevated risk of cancer due to exposure to ethylene oxide emissions. My priority has always been the… Read more »
Laredo, TX — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $935,000 in federal funding to provide water for Webb County colonias. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) and will be used to reimburse the county for 8 months of hauling water to 17 Webb County colonias, the purchase of… Read more »
Laredo, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the City of Laredo and Laredo Transit Management Inc. will receive $7,430,385, in addition to the $5 million El metro received in April, from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Low or No Emissions and Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. El Metro will use the funds to replace its aging bus fleet with 14… Read more »
Zapata, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the arrival of the necessary equipment to begin the dredging of Falcon Lake. The dredging of the lake will help ensure continued access to this critical water supply for the people of Zapata County and the surrounding areas. The project will begin at the Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District (WCID).
The… Read more »
Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $2 million in community project funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) and the City of Laredo to restore a segment of the Rio Grande River—Laredo’s only source of drinking water—and address key challenges that threaten water security through invasive species management and… Read more »
Sullivan City, TX–Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $3,539,318 federal earmark for the City of Sullivan’s 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… Read more »
Zapata, TX –Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in regarding action to find short-term and long-term solutions to the dangerously low water levels at Falcon Lake:
“Right now, the low water levels at Falcon Lake are threatening the water supply for Zapata County and the surrounding areas,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »