Agriculture

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…

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…

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…

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…