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  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Deliver $91.5 Million for USDA Cattle Health Program
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $91.5 million which he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program; funding that is used in part to help fight the spread of cattle fever ticks. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry microscopic parasites that cause anemia, fever, enlarg... Read more

  • MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they fin... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES:FDA and CDC Announce New Control Measures
    Posted in In The News on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

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  • Rep. Cuellar Improving Food Safety Procedures on the Border
    Posted in Press Release on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they find a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: $81m for Farmworkers Jobs Program
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the National Farmworkers Jobs Program would receive $81,896,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, consistent with 2016 funding. He also pushed the Department of Interior to improve cooperation with state governments on worker protection standards. Congressman Cuellar said: “I protect and support farm workers because agriculture is vital to the economy, in my district and nationwide. My parents were migrant workers when I was a child. It is a tough job, ... Read more

  • mySA: Local authorities reimbursed $10 million for Mission Reach project
    Posted in In The News on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Local authorities reimbursed $10 million for Mission Reach project By Brendan Gibbons Published 7:07 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News The 2017 federal budget passed by Congress includes a $10 million reimbursement for the local governmental agencies that funded the San Antonio River’s Mission Reach restoration project. The San Antonio River Authority and Bexar County officials praised San Antonio’s congressional delegation for securing the reimbursemen... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Funds to Fight Cattle Fever Ticks
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced an additional $3.7 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding to fight cattle fever ticks in areas like Starr, Zapata, and Webb Counties. This is in addition to the $8.5 million already allocated for fiscal year 2017, bringing the total to $12.2 million. “Cattle producers are an important part of our economy, and our way of life, here in Texas,” said Congressman Cuellar. “With their hard work, they feed America and the world, so ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Secures $59 Million to Help Citrus Growers, Thanks Reps. Vela and Gonzalez for Collaboration
    Posted in Press Release on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $59 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley, in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The funds, which Congressman Cuellar included in this year’s fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill with the help of Congressman Filemon Vela and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, will offer support to citrus farmers in a number of ways. He also thanked Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member B... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, USDA Rural Development Announce Over $2.2 Million in Funding to Encinal Water Supply Corporation
    Posted in Press Release on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Rural Development, today announced over $2.2 million in funding to the Encinal Water Supply Corporation to build new water lines and improve existing water services for local residents. Congressman Cuellar helped secure a USDA Rural Development loan for $1,300,000 and a USDA Rural Development grant for $973,000 for the Encinal Water Supply Corporation under the agency’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Pro... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Rep. Kika de la Garza
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Representative Eligio “Kika” de la Garza: “I am saddened by the news that former Congressman Eligio ‘Kika’ de la Garza II has passed away. Coming from the border in South Texas, Kika brought a new worldview to Congress and was a pioneer that lead the way for more Hispanics to fully participate in our nation’s legislative process. “Kika was a dear friend of mine, and I speak for many when I... Read more