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  • THE MONITOR:Trump administration signals DACA’s end
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Education

    Trump administration signals DACA’s end DACA supporters: ‘We’re not going to go back into the shadows’ McALLEN — While clutching her 11-month-old baby boy in one arm and a protest sign in the other, Kathia Ramirez stood outside the office of the Texas Attorney General on Tuesday to boldly express her support of a federal program that’s designed to help her and others like her. Ramirez, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since 2012, was outside the AG’s office in McAlle... Read more

  • Cuellar-Backed Bills Support Transitions from Poverty to Workforce
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took three separate steps to help struggling Americans lift themselves from poverty by pursuing education and entering the workforce. Local leaders including the Superintendent of Floresville Independent School District applauded the decisions. On Friday, June 23, he voted in support of the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, which passed the House of Representatives. On Thursday, June 22, he voted for the Strengthening Career and Technic... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with TAMIU Students Traveling to Azerbaijan for Energy Summer School
    Posted in Press Release on June 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today met with a group of students who will be attending the 11th Annual Baku Energy Summer School in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 9 to July 22. The trip is made possible through a historic agreement that Congressman Cuellar facilitated between TAMIU and Azerbaijan in 2015 to promote student and faculty research and study collaborations on energy between universities in Texas, Mexico and Azerbaijan. The Baku Energy Summer School (BESS) is an annual two-week certi... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: $1.7 Billion for Job Corps; $15m Increase from FY16
    Posted in Press Release on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,704,155,000 in funding for the 2017 fiscal year for Job Corps, a free training program that helps American youth develop job skills, find employment, and graduate high school or earn a GED. Congressman Cuellar successfully increased the funding by $15 million compared to last year. Job Corps, run by the U.S. Department of Labor, is open to low-income youth ages 16-24 with legal status in the United States. It provides technical training, educ... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: RGV officials visit Washington to tell Valley’s story
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Education

    The first Valley-wide trip to Washington happened this week in an attempt to educate those at the capital who have not been here to visit. “I see officials from Austin, D.C., they talk about the Valley in a negative light,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a conference call Wednesday. The goal for the group was twofold — to “tell the Valley’s story,” using officials from across the four Valley counties to help with that education. The other part was to ask for resources that will help the ... Read more

  • KRGV: Rep. Henry Cuellar Working to Find Funding for Local Projects
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Education

    A Rio Grande Valley representative along with several local officials, including South Texas College, are currently in Washington, D.C. to discuss federal funding for local projects. One of the local projects is a regional training for law enforcement. "The college is here with the Rio Grande Valley partnership to talk to Congressman Cuellar and Senator Cornyn about establishing a regional center for public safety in the Valley. We have developed a $70 million master plan," STC president Dr. Shi... Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Rep. Henry Cuellar Speaks About Virginia Shooting
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Congresista Henry Cuellar Habla sobre Ataque en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Un representante del Valle del Rio Grande habló vía satelital sobre la balacera del miércoles en Alexandria, Virginia. El Representante de los Estados Unidos, Henry Cuellar, le dijo a CHANNEL 5 NEWS que cuenta con información limitada sobre el incidente pero espera obtener más detalles. “No sabemos el motivo. No lo entendemos. Estoy seguro que la Policía del Capitolio nos brindará advertencias de seguridad cuando hayan recopilado los hechos, pero mis oraciones serán dedicadas para el Representa... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Local Fifth Graders Visit Washington, D.C.
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Some Laredo kids are learning all about how our nation's government works, and taking in the sights as well! Students from both Salinas and Bonnie Garcia Elementary are in Washington, D.C. this week. Fifteen fifth graders and their teachers had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Henry Cuellar and speak to him about important topics impacting our society. Several of the kids interested in a career in politics also got to pick his brain about running for office. Students also paid a special... Read more

    Posted in In The News on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    CUELLAR ANNOUNCES $13.9M FOR UTRGV AT PRESS CONFERENCE Por Atror On Friday, May 26, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference with officials from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) at the Mission CEED Building, to announce that UTRGV will receive more than $2.7 million this year, and possibly more than $13.9 million over the next five years, to help high school students prepare for college. The funds come from Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Educat... Read more