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  • 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

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Laredo Community College, and Laredo Beauty College will lose nearly a million dollars in grants that hel... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar to Host Lytle Student in Washington for Pres. Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) will host eighth-grade student Rylan Wagner, 13, from Lytle Junior High School in Lytle, Texas, to see President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union Address during a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. CST at the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Rylan competed in a school-wide essay contest at Lytle Junior High School and was selected from his peers to attend President Trump’s address next week at our nation’... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, TAMIU host 2017 STEM Alliance for Area Students
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) hosted the 2017 STEM Alliance for middle and high school students in Laredo and Zapata on February 20, 23 & 24 at TAMIU. The annual event is designed to encourage local students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields; as Hispanics and women are currently underrepresented in those areas. The 2017 STEM Alliance also included a career fair with presentations from compani... Read more

  • Border Congressmen: Keep TMC Headquarters on the Border
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    This week, a bipartisan congressional delegation of border representatives wrote a letter to Office of Head Start Acting Director Ann Linehan demanding that the headquarters of Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC) remain on the border. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX-34), Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16), Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX-23) and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) all signed. The letter also requests clarification on TMC’s proposed expend... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: TMC will not relocate to San Antonio
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has released the following statement regarding the federal grant application by Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC): “I had a phone conversation with the Administration at the Office of Head Start, which informed me that no federal funds will be used for the unnecessary relocation of headquarters. This means that TMC will not have the federal funds available to leave Laredo and dozens of local jobs will be saved. I still have serious concerns about the bo... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Relocation of Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC) Headquarters out of Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has issued the following statement urging TMC to keep their headquarters in Laredo instead of relocating, which will cost jobs and may jeopardize TMC’s federal funding: "In 2015, TMC and its board of directors were determined to relocate with questionable justification, which would result in a loss of over 100 local jobs. The move was halted when I notified the Administration of Children and Families, the federal agency which administers the Head Start program... Read more