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  • Representative Henry Cuellar Issues Statement on Concerns about Rio Grande Dams
    Posted in Press Release on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Representative Henry Cuellar issued the following statement after reviewing a report from the State Department’s 2018 Congressional Budget Justification stating that five of six Rio Grande Dams have “urgent” safety concerns: “I am working to address the challenges facing the ongoing maintenance and repairs of our international dams on the Rio Grande. I have spoken to IBWC representatives about the best response from the federal government. The agency has assured me that the dams are safe during ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: McAllen Courthouse One Step Closer
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the federal government has taken another step toward giving McAllen, Texas the new courthouse facilities he has been championing for years. A key committee of the governing body on U.S. court facilities has decided to recommend that McAllen’s courthouse be considered a priority. Today, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Courts decided to recommend McAllen for a completed feasibility study and inclusion on its Courthouse Priorities Plan, me... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Hosts Meeting on Mission Reach Reimbursement with Bexar County Judge
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    From Left to Right: United States Representative Henry Cuellar, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf, Bexar County Director of Government Affairs Melissa Shannon, and Estell Group Counsel Penelope Farthing. Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) hosted a meeting with Bexar County Judge, Nelson Wolf, and Appropriations Committee staff to discuss the reimbursement for the Mission Reach Project. The Mission Reach Project was a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Anto... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of $7.85 Billion for Hurricane Harvey Relief
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee (the committee that sets federal discretionary funding) and the Homeland Security Subcommittee spoke on the House Floor today in favor of funding to help the people of Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) speaks on the House floor on Wednesday in support of providing over $7.4 billion for FEMA and $450 million for the Small Business Administration to help with rescue a... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims
    Posted in In The News on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims On Monday, a youth football team, BAYFL Miners, hosted a donation drive for evacuees staying in Laredo. City of Laredo District 7 Councilman George Altgelt facilitated the delivery of over 30 cases of water, bags of dog food, various personal hygiene products, baby items and other miscellaneous items. A donation drive held by the BAYFL Miners Football League will continue this week to help Hurricane Harvey victims. They will be accep... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar on Passage of Funds for Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued a statement after the House of Representatives voted 235-192 to approve a spending bill that includes nearly $1.6 billion for the construction of a border wall: “I am disappointed by the fact that today the House voted for a spending bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion of funding for the border wall,” said Congressman Cuellar. “However, I know that this is only the first step and I am certain the final version of this bill will not have funding for th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today spoke on the House floor to voice his opposition to H.R. 3219 that would add nearly $1.6 billion in federal taxpayer funds to begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar speaks on the House floor Wednesday against a costly and ineffective border wall. “President Trump promised the American people that Mexico would pay for a wall, but he’s footing the bill to American taxpayers,” said Congressman Cuellar. “A wall would be ine... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks Out Against Diversion of Wall Funding
    Posted in Press Release on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Last night, Republican leadership quietly decided to move the $1.6 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall from the House Appropriations Homeland Security spending bill to an omnibus spending package for the Department of Defense and a handful of other related agencies. Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) today responded with the following statement: “I am disappointed by this decision to move funding for the President’s senseless border wall to the Department of Defense omnibus spending pa... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Federal Funding for Texas National Guard Border Security Operations
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement regarding a notice that the National Guard Bureau will provide the State of Texas with approximately $3 million from the remaining Fiscal Year 2017 Operation Phalanx funds that Cuellar secured in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill for National Guard border security operations: "While I’m disappointed that the Department of Homeland Security did not request flight hours for National Guard aerial support operations to assist th... Read more

  • Cuellar Issues Statement on USTR's NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its objectives for negotiating NAFTA: “My colleagues from Texas and I understand the importance of NAFTA for our state. We want to work with the Administration in a bipartisan way to make sure we build upon the success of NAFTA and modernize it for the 21st Century. That’s why I met with both United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Secre... Read more