Appropriations

Rep. Cuellar Announces Almost $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Starr County Courthouse Project

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,392,763 in secured federal funding for the Starr County Courthouse Project. This project supports the renovation and restoration of the historical Starr County Courthouse. These repairs will address safety issues and enable the courthouse to continue providing essential services to Starr County. “The historical Courthouse, built in 1886 ...

COVID-19 Surge in Rio Grande Valley Comes as Over 20,000 Immigrants Arrive at Border in 1 week; 87 Border Agents Test Positive; Major NGO Shuts Down

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to prioritize the health and safety of border agents and border communities amidst a COVID-19 surge in the Rio Grande Valley. The migrant surge has resulted in the temporary shutdown of Catholic Charities, nearly 70 border agents testing positive for COVID-19 in...

El aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande se produce cuando más de 20.000 inmigrantes llegan a la frontera en una semana; 87 agentes fronterizos dan positivo; Cierra una importante ONG ?

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Washington, D.C.— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) urge al secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de los Estados Unidos, Alejandro Mayorkas, a priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas en medio de un aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande. El aumento de COVID-19 ha resultado en el cierre temporal de Catholic Charities, c...

Congressman Cuellar Releases Statement on the Termination of Two Laredo Sector Border Wall Contracts

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to an announcement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the agency is terminating two Laredo Sector border wall contracts funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill and outlined in the executive order (Presidential Proclamation 10...

Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Funding Bill

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) voted in favor of the fiscal year 2022 Financial Services and General Government funding bill. The bill passed on a 33 to 24 vote. For fiscal year 2022, the bill includes $29.1 billion in funding, an increase of $4.8 billion over 2021. The funding bill includes many of Congressman Cuellar’s legislative priorities for the constituents of the 28t...

Rep. Cuellar and Appropriations Committee Approve Fiscal Year 2022 Legislative Branch Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted in favor of the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch funding bill, on a 33 to 25 vote. Additionally, Congressman Cuellar helped secure language permitting Legislative Branch agencies to employ Dreamers and language directing the Library of Congress to increase partnerships with minority serving institutions. The bill passed full committee markup a...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on President Biden’s FY2022 Discretionary Funding Request

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request: “The coronavirus pandemic has exposed serious needs in Texas and across the country. President Biden’s funding request takes important steps to meet these needs and set our nation on a course fo...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Agreement

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after Congress reached an agreement on coronavirus relief and omnibus package: “It is my top priority to ensure that American families and communities are safe, healthy and financially secure as we continue to battle this pandemic,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I will be voting for this package tomorrow so we can get...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Over $51.9 million in Authorization Funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project

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Chacon Creek Check Presentation

Laredo, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $51,973,000 in authorization funding for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020. The Chacon Creek Restoration Project will focus on flood management, ecosystem restoration and recreational amenities, from Lake Casa Blanca, through Laredo, to the Rio Grande. This legislation passed the House and Senate...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Funding for Enhanced Accountability and Oversight of Law Enforcement

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secured funding and language for increased transparency, accountability, and oversight of local law enforcement in the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill. The Congressman also secured funding that will ensure safety interactions between police officers and people suffering mental health issues. This bill passed on the House floor last wee...