Agriculture

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 native species reforest...

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 manejo de espe...

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 Texas. Additionally, the leg...

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 velocidad. Lo...

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 during a major disaster...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Funding for Broadband Connectivity Programs in Rural Communities

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Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced $450,000,000 for the ReConnect Program and $60,000,000 for Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants. These funds add to the $2,000,000,000 included the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for the ReConnect program. Together, these critically needed resources will assis...

Cuellar Votes for House Passage of Government Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC—House Appropriations member, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28),voted for the passage of H.R. 2471, the legislation consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. “The legislation passed will provide vital funding for projects in South Texas that improve the standard of living for our neighbors, create jobs, and improve t...

Cuellar Vota a Favor de Legislación para Financiar al Gobierno en la Camara

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Washington, DC—El miembro de Asignaciones de la Cámara, el Congresista de Estados Unidos Henry Cuellar (TX-28), voto a favor de la aprobación de HR 2471, la legislación que consiste en los 12 proyectos de ley de asignaciones del año fiscal 2022 y fondos complementarios para apoyar a Ucrania. “La legislación aprobada proporcionará fondos vitales para proyectos en el sur de Texas que mejoren el niv...

Cuellar Works with Local Officials to Solve Laredo Water Supply Issue

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following information for the restoration of Laredo’s water supply. “The attached links provide opportunities for our city to apply for federal funding. I am committed to helping the City of Laredo restore the water supply to allow our community access to clean drinking water,” said Congressman Cuellar. “My team remains read...

A Bipartisan Fix for the H-2B Visa Program

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When local help-wanted ads go unfilled, the federal H-2B visa program provides access to temporary seasonal labor for small and seasonal businesses. The effects are broad—the visa program benefits workers, consumers and local economies. As the editorial board correctly highlights, however, the program is plagued by chronic oversubscription, which causes perennial worker shortages. Fortunately, we ...