Agriculture

Rep. Cuellar Announces $5,381,454 in Federal Funding for Texas A&M International University

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced $5,381,454 in federal funding for Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The funding comprises of three separate awards: $2,999,053 is awarded for TAMIU’s Student Emotional and Academic Success project to improve the social, emotional, and academic needs of…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,000,000 Federal Earmark for the Renovation of the Zapata County 4-H Rodeo Arena

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Zapata, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $1,000,000 federal earmark for the renovation of the Zapata County 4-H rodeo arena. The funds will be used to construct an all-weather roping arena roof, bleachers, and restroom facilities. Currently, the lack of shaded cover and limited resources significantly restrict the arena’s usage. The renovations will allow…

Rep. Cuellar Announced $935,000 in Federal Funding to Provide Water for Webb County Colonias

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Laredo, TX — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $935,000 in federal funding to provide water for Webb County colonias. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) and will be used to reimburse the county for 8 months of hauling water to 17 Webb County colonias, the purchase of…

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Action Regarding Low Water Levels at Falcon Lake

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Zapata, TX –Today,  U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in regarding action to find short-term and long-term solutions to the dangerously low water levels at Falcon Lake:  “Right now, the low water levels at Falcon Lake are threatening the water supply for Zapata County and the surrounding areas,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The…

Cuellar Secures Support for Rural Farmers and Ranchers in FY23 Appropriations Legislation

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Washington, DC— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured funding and legislative language to improve the livelihoods of rural farmers and ranchers in the FY23 appropriations legislation. The provisions include support for agricultural and cattle health research, Carrizo cane removal, feral hog containment, feral swine eradication efforts, citrus disease research, cotton boll…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Investment Request for Binational River Park Project

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he requested $2 million in community project funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) and the City of Laredo to restore a segment of the Rio Grande River—Laredo’s only source of drinking water—and address key challenges that threaten water security through invasive species management and…

El Representante Cuellar Anuncia Solicitud de Inversión Federal para Proyecto del Parque Binacional del Rio

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Laredo, TX – El Congresista de EE.UU. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció que solicitó $2 millones en fondos para proyectos comunitarios para el Centro de Estudios Internacionales del Río Grande (RGISC) y la Ciudad de Laredo para restaurar un segmento del Río Grande, el único río de Laredo. fuente de agua potable y abordar los desafíos clave que amenazan la seguridad del agua a través del…

Rep. Cuellar Secures $70 Million for Colonias, Rural Water Projects

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Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced $70,000,000 in funding for Grants to support Colonias and other communities covered under the Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will help provide clean drinking water and waste disposal systems in rural areas and colonias in South…

Cuellar Anuncia la Finalización de los Programas de Conectividad de Banda Ancha en el Condado Webb

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Laredo, Texas— El Congresista de EE.UU Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció la finalización de los proyectos de conectividad de banda ancha de Las Lomas, Las Penitas, Los Botines, Simeon Park y Hachar Business Park. Los proyectos se completaron con el apoyo de $14,000,000 en fondos federales para proporcionar a familias y empresas en comunidades rurales de Texas acceso a banda ancha de alta…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1,000,000 for New Zapata County Emergency Operations Center

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Zapata, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,000,000 for the construction of a new Zapata County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The funds will be used to provide Zapata County’s first responders, fire department, and emergency services with a new state-of-the-art, centralized facility. The EOC will allow all county department heads to come together…