Appropriations

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... Read more »

House Passes $1 Billion for Construction and Repairs of Federal Courthouses

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure over $1 billion for the construction and land acquisition for federal courthouses in the fiscal year 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. With that allocation of funds, the Southern District of Texas in McAllen Texas will receive partial funds to complete the project; about $98 million. To see Congressm... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $2.8 Billion for Construction, Major Repair and Alterations to Land Ports of Entry

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $2.8 billion for land ports of entry in the Financial Service and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021. This critical funding will be used for new construction, major repair, and alterations to LPOEs. To see Congressman Cuellar speak in the FSGG Appropriations markup in support of the funding for Lan... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Critical Funding for South Texas in the First Spending Package

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Washington, D.C. —Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secures significant victories for South Texas and other communities across America in H.R. 7608, the first “minibus” of fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bills, which passed the House today. “During these unprecedented times, it is critical that we create a spending package that expands opportunities for every person in this country,” said Congress... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Prohibits the Use of Federal Funds for Border Wall in Spending Bills

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) successfully fights border wall construction securing language in multiple fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bills that prohibits any use of federal funding for additional border wall construction. The Congressman also secured language in the fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations bill prohibiting construction of border barriers within h... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures Initial Funding for the Southwest Border Regional Commission

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $250,000 in federal funding for the Southwest Border Regional Commission (SBRC), the first time since its authorization in 2008, in the fiscal year 2021 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The SBRC was created to address economic distress in the southern border regions of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. While the ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Successfully Fights Border Wall Funding in the Appropriations Committee

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure bill language in the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill prohibiting military construction funds to be used to construct a wall along the southern land border of the United States. This bill passed full committee markup and will move to the House and Senate floors for a ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Protects Zapata Ranchers from Being Forced Out of their Land

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped protect Zapata ranchers from being forced to vacate their grazing lands by providing funding to support consideration of rancher lease renewals in the FY21 State and Foreign Operations bill. Specifically, Congressman Cuellar secured $250,000 for U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) staffing and other resources, so they ca... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures $66.3 Million for Joint Base San Antonio

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $66.3 million for Recruit Housing & Training Facilities, a Training System Simulator and F-16 Mission Training Center at the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MILCONVA) Appropriations bill. This funding will provide JBSA with the resources and facilities to ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $2.8 Billion for Construction, Major Repair and Alterations to Land Ports of Entry

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $2.8 billion for land ports of entry in the Financial Service and General Government Appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021. This critical funding will be used for new construction, major repair, and alterations to LPOEs. This funding was secured in the Financial Service and General Government Subcommittee markup, it will then ... Read more »