Appropriations

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2.5 Million for New Rio Grande City Emergency Shelter

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RGC Shelter

Rio Grande City, Texas— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference to announce a $2,509,264 federal earmark to construct the new Rio Grande City Public Safety Building and Emergency Shelter. The grant will cover approximately 35% of the total $7.1 million project. The remaining 65% will be funded by the city. The shelter will consolidate police, fire,…

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…

Congressman Henry Cuellar’s Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

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“After reviewing this legislation while speaking with my constituents, local elected officials, and community leaders in the 28th District of Texas, I have decided to vote YES on the Inflation Reduction Act. The bottom line is simple, this bill is good for hardworking Texans without adding to the national debt. Specifically, the Inflation Reduction Act: • Invests approximately…

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 Nearly $7 Million for South Texas College

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South Texas College

Rio Grande City, TX —Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that South Texas College will receive $6,803,772 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This funding allows institutions of higher education to continue to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, South Texas College will use the funds for emergency…

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Nearly $10 Million for Summer Meal Reimbursements in Starr County

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Starr Summer Meals

Roma, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced $9,955,285.46 in federal funding for the reimbursement of summer meals for 3,500 children in Starr County. Last summer, Starr County students received $6,275,522.71 worth of lunches and $3,679,762.75 worth of breakfasts through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These programs…

Cuellar Announces $4 Million for the City of Laredo Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

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Laredo AOT

Laredo, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $4 million for the City of Laredo Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program, for individuals with serious mental illness, through the city health department. The AOT Program is an integrated behavioral approach with the goal of improving access and adherence to intensive behavioral health services in…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.275 Million for the Construction of New La Joya Fire Station

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La Joya Fire Station

La Joya, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,275,000 in federal funds for the construction of a new fire station in La Joya. The current fire station is nearly 30 years old and does not meet standard building code requirements. The new building will serve the growing population with state-of-the-art construction that can better serve the community…

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 Announces $1.1 Million Federal Earmark for New Zapata County Fire Station

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Zapata, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured a $1.1 million federal earmark for Zapata County to construct a new, efficient fire station to replace the current building that was built in the 1960s. The current building has outlived its useful lifecycle and faces plumbing issues, water damage, and other structural damage. The new fire station will support…