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  • Rep. Cuellar Works to Protect Ag Workers
    Posted in Press Release on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    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 ensure the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) work with agricultural laborers when implementing ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $500 Million to Help Migrant and Farmworker Students Continue their Education
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture

    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 for our migrant families. The Congressman additionally included language that directs the Departmen... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar anuncia más de $500 millones de dólares para ayudar a los estudiantes migrantes y trabajadores agrícolas a continuar su educación
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture

    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 educadores de Texas podrán continuar rompiendo las barreras para la educación de nuestras familias m... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $130 Million in Appropriations Bill to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $130 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, secured in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways to protect the citrus industry. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured $61 million for th... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Includes $96.5 million in Appropriations Bill for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he included $96.5 million and language in the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $120 Million to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the delivery of over $120 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, which have been included in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured over $65 million for citru... 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

  • Reps. Cuellar, Vela, and Gonzalez Deliver $97.5 million for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that they helped secure $96.5 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick, an additional $1 million for USDA ARS to conduct research on... Read more

  • THE NEW YORKER: The Wall (of Reeds) that the Border Patrol Would Like to Tear Down
    Posted in In The News on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Someone wandering along the banks of the Rio Grande, on the American side, in the summer of 2009 might have been startled by a small cardboard box plummeting to the ground. Neatly sealed with blue packing tape, its paper wrapping crisp and clean, the box would have felt light, even empty. But then, on further inspection, an observer would have noticed the platoon of tiny black insects exiting a slit on one end. Slightly larger than a gnat, the insects would have buzzed off, one by one, into the ... 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