Energy and Environment

Rep. Cuellar and the Department of Agriculture Announces $28,945,000 in Federal Funds for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $28,945,000 in federal funding for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County. “As Starr County grows, so does its need for proper water infrastructure. Today’s award will increase Union Water Supply Corporation’s capacity for water treatment for many years to come, ensuring access…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $80 Million in Federal Funding to Plug Orphaned Wells in Texas

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Ph.D. (TX-28) and the Department of Interior today announced nearly $80 million in federal funding for orphan well plugging and site mediation in Texas. This major investment will spur economic revitalization, create good-paying jobs, and help mitigate the environmental and health impacts of methane leaks from toxic abandoned oil and gas wells. The funds are…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Webinar on Energy Funding and Consumer Tax Incentives

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a webinar to discuss energy funding and consumer tax incentives with the U.S. Department of Energy. Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and Partnerships Michael Forrester and Policy Analyst John Agan discussed a wide range of funding opportunities for South Texas residents. The webinar focused on funding…

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Rule to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions

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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…

Rep. Cuellar Announced $935,000 in Federal Funding to Provide Water for Webb County Colonias

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USDA Water

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…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $7.4 Million to Replace Aging El Metro Bus Fleet

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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…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Arrival of Equipment for Dredging of Falcon Lake

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Falcon Lake Dredging Machine

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…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Investment for Binational River Park Project

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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…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $3.5 Million in Federal Funding for El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project

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El Faro Road

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…

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Action Regarding Low Water Levels at Falcon Lake

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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…