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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.5m for Atascosa High School Students over 5 Years
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced Atascosa high school students are eligible to receive up to $1,583,745 for college readiness program over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for this program in the Appropriations Committee. The funds come from Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education, as part of the TRIO Program. Congressman Cuellar helped increase the funding for the TRIO Program in the Ap... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: 25m. Library of Congress Items Now Free Online
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Library of Congress (LoC) has made 25 million items – including books, songs, manuscripts, maps, images, and more – available online for free downloads at http://www.loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. Previously, accessing these materials required a paid subscription. “I hope educators, librarians, students, and parents throughout my district take advantage of this exciting new resource,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I am passionate about educati... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Gets Millions for Hispanic Education
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    Today, Congressman Cuellar announced millions of dollars in funding for colleges and universities that serve Hispanic student populations, as well as language to promote opportunities for Hispanic students to partner with or work for federal agencies. The language and funding were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which funds the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, and which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. There are more than a dozen Hispanic-Serving In... Read more

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced Melissa Garcia, a sophomore at Roma High School in Roma, Texas, as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th District. “I congratulate Melissa on her colorful and elaborate artwork,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The American spirit resonates through her interpretation of the unity and friendship between our two countries. This year we had many great entries and hers stood out the most. Again, I congratulate Melissa on ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Nomination Applications for U.S. Service Academies
    Posted in Press Release on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that nomination applications for U.S. Service Academies are now live on his web site. Every year, Congressman Cuellar has the privilege of nominating young men and women from the 28th Congressional District for admission into our nation’s four service academies that require a congressional nomination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Merchan... Read more

  • Cuellar Announces $22.5 Billion for Pell Grants
    Posted in Press Release on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of language in the Omnibus Appropriations Act to increase the maximum award for Pell Grants, and change federal rules to allow Pell Grants to be applied to Summer tuition. The maximum Pell Grant will increase from $5,815 to $5,920 – up to $105 more per student. In addition, after visiting with administrators at South Texas colleges and universities, Congressman Cuellar supported language that reinstates year-round, or "Summer," P... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Applauds Bipartisan Compromise Spending Bill // El Rep. Cuéllar Celebra la Aprobación de Acuerdo Bipartidista de Presupuesto
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Education

    In response to the news that a compromise Omnibus Appropriations Bill will come to the House this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar said: "This compromise is a big win for the American people, especially middle class families. Year-round funding of Pell Grants means more kids can stay in school this Summer and get closer to graduating and entering the workforce. Zero funding for an unnecessary border wall means private property rights and the environment will be protected. And, grants for medical ... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of United High School Student into Naval Academy Prep School
    Posted in Press Release on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the acceptance of Gabriel “Gabe” Acosta into the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. Congressman Cuellar presents United High School Senior Gabriel "Gabe" Acosta with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition in honor of being accepted into the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Pictured from left to right are Gabe's parents and sister, and Congressman Cuellar: L-R, Gabriel Acosta Sr., assistant chief patrol agent at the Laredo Bord... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on TMC’s Possible Loss of Federal Funds
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending, Education

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified Laredo-based Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC), which runs Head Start programs for the children of migrants, that they might soon face a ban on receiving federal funds. The notification letter (attached) proposed this ‘debarment’ of TMC, which until now has been largely funded through federal contracts, due to financial mismanagement of the organization. HHS will begin to review the proposed debarment on May 10, 201... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of Laredo Students to U.S. Service Academies
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced today the accepted of three Alexander High School students into U.S. Service Academies and a U.S. Service Academy Preparatory School. Alexander High School students Diego Mendez, Christina Gonzalez and Andie Martinez were recently nominated by Congressman Cuellar and accepted into the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School, respectively. Gabriel Acosta from United High ... Read more