Appropriations

Rep. Cuellar and the City of Laredo Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for the Market Street Elderly Affordable Rental Housing Project

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the City of Laredo celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Market Street Elderly Affordable Rental Housing Project. The project was made possible by $1,296,695 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). $1,281,695 was provided by HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and $15,000…

Rep. Cuellar and NADBank Announce $835,000 in Federal Grant Funding for the City of Roma

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the North American Development Bank (NADBank) announced $835,000 in federal grant funding for the City of Roma. “One of my priorities in Congress is to expand and enhance our infrastructure in South Texas. The two federal grants announced today strengthen waste collection and disposal services in Roma, and assess the modernization of…

Rep. Cuellar and the Department of Agriculture Announces $28,945,000 in Federal Funds for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $28,945,000 in federal funding for Union Water Supply Corporation in Starr County. “As Starr County grows, so does its need for proper water infrastructure. Today’s award will increase Union Water Supply Corporation’s capacity for water treatment for many years to come, ensuring access…

Rep. Cuellar Joins Webb County Judge and Laredo Mayor in Unveiling New Laredo Detoxification Center

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and Laredo Mayor Dr. Victor Treviño in unveiling the new Laredo detoxification center, the Roots Recovery Center, located at 1300 Chicago Street. Dr. Cuellar previously secured $2,000,000 in Congressionally-directed funding in FY22 to cover salaries for 35 staff members and internal office costs…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $80 Million in Federal Funding to Plug Orphaned Wells in Texas

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Ph.D. (TX-28) and the Department of Interior today announced nearly $80 million in federal funding for orphan well plugging and site mediation in Texas. This major investment will spur economic revitalization, create good-paying jobs, and help mitigate the environmental and health impacts of methane leaks from toxic abandoned oil and gas wells. The funds are…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $750,000 in Federal Funding for Border Security in Jim Hogg County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $750,000 in federal funds for border security in Jim Hogg County. The funds were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Operation Stonegarden Program, a program Dr. Cuellar created. The grant award will be used by the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office to pay overtime and purchase new equipment and…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $200,000 in Federal Funding for Border Security in Duval County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $200,000 in federal funds for border security in Duval County. The funds were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Operation Stonegarden Program, a program Dr. Cuellar created. The grant award will be used by the Duval County Sheriff’s Office to pay overtime and purchase fuel new to enhance security…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $3,498,739 in Federal Funding for Border Security and School Safety in Starr County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $3,498,739 in federal funding for border security and school violence prevention in Starr County. $3,000,000 was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Operation Stonegarden Program for the Starr County Sheriff’s Office. The funds will be used to pay overtime wages and purchase new equipment, including…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $300,000 in Federal Funding for Civics Instruction and Citizen Application Assistance at Laredo College

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced $300,000 in federal funding for civics instruction and citizen application assistance at Laredo College. The funding is awarded through the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). “As a son of…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts San Antonio Labor Leaders to Announce Bill Establishing Childcare Stipends for Union Apprenticeships

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) hosted San Antonio labor leaders to announce the Apprentice-Related Childcare (ARCC) Act for union apprenticeships. The ARCC Act would establish a childcare stipend pilot program available to Americans enrolled in Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeship programs. The event was held at the South Texas Electrical JATC, a…