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  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Millions for Military Families and Children in FY19 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Education

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure millions in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill supporting education for military children in schools. This funding will enable schools to meet the unique needs of military children and their parents facing the challenges of military life. Additionally, this bill will fund programs aimed at supporting military families that have children with disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilit... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Recovering Troops in FY19 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language and funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill that helps support troops through medical assistance, cancer research, and therapy to help facilitate recovery after serving in the military. This bill passed full committee markup today and is scheduled to move for a vote on the House and Senate Floors this summer. Helping Wounded Troops Congressman Cuellar helped secure $45 million in fu... Read more

  • Rep. Henry Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced he included language in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which passed committee yesterday, to support homeless veterans, including those on the border, to increase access to cemeteries for veterans in rural areas, and increase the availability of tele-medicine for veterans in rural communities. Congressman Cuellar’s language has several parts. Housing and Supp... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar Anuncia Más de $120 Millones para Ayudar a los Productores de Cítricos
    Posted in Press Release on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, anunció la entrega de más de $120 millones en fondos federales para ayudar a los cultivadores de cítricos de EE.UU., incluyendo cultivadores del Valle del Río Grande. Los fondos que han sido incluidos en el proyecto de ley Omnibus Appropriations 2018 ofrecerán apoyo a los productores de cítricos de numerosas maneras. Para ayudar a los agricultores del Valle del Río Grande a comba... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Hosts Informative Video Conference on the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, April 4, the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted an informative video conference regarding the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018 from Washington, D.C. The purpose of this conference was to discuss the spending bill which includes essential funding for transportation, infrastructure, health care, law enforcement, and education which will greatly benefit the 28th district of Texas. This video conference was made available for constituents and media through... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Praises Key Provision in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act that Allows Online Public Access for Congressional Reports
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, issued a statement praising a key provision he supported in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which allows for non-confidential reports of the Congressional Research Service to be publically available online for citizens. All non-confidential reports of the Congressional Research Service must be made publicly available online through a Government Pub... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Deliver Funding for 100 New Immigration Judge Teams
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) successfully included language in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act to hire at least 100 new immigration judge teams, which includes judges, support staff, technology and work space, along with many other border security measures he included in the legislation, which recently passed the House of Representatives and would fund the government for the rest of the 2018 fiscal year. The total amount equals to 484 immigration judges. “... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Federal Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding his vote to keep the federal government funded through March 23, 2018: “It is not unusual for a budget to pass that doesn’t satisfy everyone,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As members of Congress, we cannot turn our backs on our fellow Americans. Millions of hardworking citizens depend on us to keep the government working and to make it better for the people that... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar’s Statement on Disaster Supplemental Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Homeland Security Subcommittee, released the following statement today on the disaster supplemental bill that passed today in the House of Representatives: “I would like to thank both Democrats and Republicans from the Texas and Florida delegations, who worked together in a bi-partisan fashion and put together a funding package that will provide our districts with the necessary resources to get back on tra... Read more

  • 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