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  • Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cornyn Meet with U.S. Trade Representative to Discuss NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Congressmen Will Hurd (TX-23) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in response to a letter from Senator Cornyn and Congressman Cuellar requesting a meeting with Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), headed by Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, handles international trade ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Language Authorizing Another $10 Million in Federal Reimbursement for Mission Reach Project
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), a member of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of language he sponsored authorizing an additional $10 million in federal reimbursement for the San Antonio/Bexar County Mission Reach Project in the Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This bill was passed by the House Appropriations Committee today and now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives before being sent to the Sena... Read more

  • Cuellar Helps Deliver Over $116 Million to Support Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of more than $116 million in federal funds he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill to help fight Citrus Greening Disease and fruit flies. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, the Congressman advocated for and secured over $57 million for the Citrus Health Response Program and Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group operated through the U.S. Departm... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Deliver $91.5 Million for USDA Cattle Health Program
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $91.5 million which he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program; funding that is used in part to help fight the spread of cattle fever ticks. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry microscopic parasites that cause anemia, fever, enlarg... Read more

  • GOVTECH LMT: Laredo, Texas, Officials Discuss Tech and Infrastructure Upgrades to World Trade Bridge
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    After the World Trade Bridge sustained significant damage from a rain and wind storm in May, local Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders got together with various elected officials to work on getting the most out of the situation: namely, $100 million in technology and infrastructure improvements. A large crew of elected officials and leaders in trade met at the World Trade Bridge on Wednesday morning to discuss the port's progress in recuperating from the storm and blueprints for its futu... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES:FDA and CDC Announce New Control Measures
    Posted in In The News on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

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  • mySA: A bizarre budget that deserves to be DOA
    Posted in In The News on June 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations

    A bizarre budget that deserves to be DOA By Bruce Davidson Published 12:00 am, Saturday, June 3, 2017 Photo: Andrew Harnik /Associated Press Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway listens as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget. It is not a “taxpayers first” budget. It is a target-on-poor-Americans budget. Laredo’s Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is the among the least partisan members of Congress. In an age marke... Read more

  • mySA: Local authorities reimbursed $10 million for Mission Reach project
    Posted in In The News on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Local authorities reimbursed $10 million for Mission Reach project By Brendan Gibbons Published 7:07 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News The 2017 federal budget passed by Congress includes a $10 million reimbursement for the local governmental agencies that funded the San Antonio River’s Mission Reach restoration project. The San Antonio River Authority and Bexar County officials praised San Antonio’s congressional delegation for securing the reimbursemen... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Secures $2b for Rural/Colonia Water Projects
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announces funding and legislative language to protect clean drinking water in rural areas and colonias in South Texas. The House of Representatives passed the measures as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act earlier this month. “Managing the natural resources that we all have to share is a fundamental role of government,” said Congressman Cuellar. “These common-sense programs protect us from waterborne disease, severe flood damage, and other environme... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Secures $14.5m for Rio Grande Levees
    Posted in Press Release on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announces funding and legislative language to protect clean drinking water and support other environmental efforts in South Texas. For example, he secured $14.5 million for the Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation Project, a $3.5 million increase from the previous year’s funding, for levee projects along the Rio Grande. The House of Representatives passed the measures as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act earlier this month. “Managing the na... Read more