Appropriations

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $4.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Hidalgo County

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Edinburg, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,750,000 in federal funds for Hidalgo County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Hidalgo County will support law enforcement through funding equipment, ov... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $2.2 Million in Federal Funding to Support Border Security Operations in Starr County

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Rio Grande City, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,271,857 in federal funds for Starr County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG). The Stonegarden Program increases operational capabilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The funds for Starr County will support law enforcement through funding equipment,... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $200 Million Infrastructure Project for Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland

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Rep. Cuellar Announces $200 Million Infrastructure Project for Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland New wastewater pipeline will serve San Antonio and military community Washington, D.C.-- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $200 million infrastructure project for the Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland. The Congressman worked with the Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio, and the San Anton... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Increases Staffing at Ports of Entry with 1,200 New CBP Officers

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure funding for innovative non-intrusive imaging equipment, additional canine teams, and 600 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package. He also included language that will encourage CBP to hire an additional 600 officers, whose salaries will be paid for with custom fees, with the pote... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Language in Democratic Proposal to Prevent Wall Funding in Protected Areas along the Border

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee and a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense and Agriculture, announced that he added language in the fiscal year 2019 Democratic border security proposal prohibiting the use of funds from this and prior year Acts to constru... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Appointed to Key Appropriations Subcommittees

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WASHINGTON— Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was appointed to the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for the 116thCongress. He will also continue serving on the Homeland Security and Defense Subcommittees. “I look forward to continuing to serve on the House Appropriations Committee w... Read more »

El Congresista Cuellar nombrado a subcomités de asignaciones clave

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WASHINGTON— Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) fue al Subcomité de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos, y Agencias Relacionadas en el Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos para el 116º Congreso. También continuará sirviendo en los Subcomités de Seguridad Nacional y Defensa. "Espero poder continuar trabajando en el C... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Increases Transparency and Oversight at Immigrant Detention Centers

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured language increasing transparency and oversight at immigration detention centers in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Specifically, these provisions aim to improve conditions and procedures, and expedite immigrant family reunifications. This bill passed full committee markup and is schedul... Read more »

Cuellar, Newhouse H-2A Amendment Included in Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

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Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statements after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment they offered to the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The legislation provides for critical programs such as border and immigration enforcement, customs activities, protection against cyberterrorism, aviation security, natural d... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $148 Million Supporting Small Businesses and Alleviating Regulations on Small Financial Institutions

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $148 million in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, supporting small businesses and alleviating regulations on small financial institutions. He also secured language supporting local businesses by increasing trade efficiency and funding development centers in t... Read more »