Agriculture

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $10 Million for Broadband Connectivity in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $10 million in federal funding for broadband connectivity in Zapata County. The funding will support broadband access to more than 5,000 households, 20 farms, 15 businesses, 15 educational facilities and 10 community centers. “High-speed broadband is critical for a community’s growth and prosperity, yet many of our neighbors are unable to...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $7.7 Million in Federal Funds to East Central SUD and Green Valley SUD

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San Antonio, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $4,940,000 in federal loans to East Central Special Utility District (SUD) and $2,840,00 in federal loans to Green Valley Special Utility District (SUD) for upgrading and improving the area’s public water system. These funds, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Disposal Loan and Grant Program, will be use...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $16 Billion Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional signi...

Rep. Cuellar Secures $110 Million for Cattle Health in FY20 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured $110 million for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cattle health initiatives in the FY20 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This an increase of $8.5 million from FY19 funding for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and $5 million for the USDA’s Agricultu...

El Representante Cuellar aseguro´ $110 millones para la salud del ganado en la Ley de Asignaciones para la agricultura en el año fiscal 2020

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Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) aseguró $110 millones de dólares para la iniciativa de la salud del ganado del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos en el proyecto de la Ley de Asignaciones de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos y Agencias Relacionas para el año fiscal 2020. La medida apoyará los esfuerzos de investigación, contención y erradic...

Rep. Cuellar Appointed to Key Appropriations Subcommittees

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WASHINGTON— Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) was appointed to the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for the 116thCongress. He will also continue serving on the Homeland Security and Defense Subcommittees. “I look forward to continuing to serve on the House Appropriations Committee w...

El Congresista Cuellar nombrado a subcomités de asignaciones clave

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WASHINGTON— Hoy, el Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) fue al Subcomité de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos, y Agencias Relacionadas en el Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos para el 116º Congreso. También continuará sirviendo en los Subcomités de Seguridad Nacional y Defensa. "Espero poder continuar trabajando en el C...

Rep. Cuellar Works to Protect Ag Workers

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on working to protect Agricultural workers through the Ag and Legal Workforce Act: “My parents were migrant workers and worked in the agricultural fields. I appreciate the hard work these jobs require and I will always work to protect laborers’ rights. Through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I helped secure provisions that...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $500 Million to Help Migrant and Farmworker Students Continue their Education

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $500 million in funding in the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Government Agencies Appropriations bill for educational programs supporting migrant and farmworker students. With this funding, Texas educators will be able to continue to dismantle barriers to education...

El Congresista Cuellar anuncia más de $500 millones de dólares para ayudar a los estudiantes migrantes y trabajadores agrícolas a continuar su educación

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WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció más de $500 millones de dólares en fondos en la Ley de Asignaciones del año fiscal 2019 de proyectos de Labor, Salud y Servicios Humanos, Educación y Agencias Gubernamentales Relacionadas de la Cámara de Representantes de los EE.UU. para programas educativos que apoyan a estudiantes migrantes y trabajadores agrícolas. Con estos fondos, los ...