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  • LAREDO MORNING NEWS: Laredo's lost riverside to be restored into habitat for endangered species
    Posted in In The News on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District and the City of Laredo broke ground Tuesday on an ecosystem restoration project along the Rio Grande, which will create a habitat for several animals listed on the federal endangered species list. “We are deploying our great engineering force of highly disciplined people to help Laredo recover this valuable riverside resource they had lost,” said Lt. Col. Clay Morgan, deputy commander of the Fort Worth District. “Our time-tested partnership wi... Read more

  • TheBrownsvilleHerald: Starr County opposes spraying
    Posted in In The News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Agriculture

    Starr County opposes spraying BY BERENICE GARCIA STAFF WRITER RIO GRANDE CITY — The Starr County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing aerial spraying of herbicides along the banks of the Rio Grande which environmentalists argue would pose safety risks to residents. The spraying is part of an effort by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to eradicate Carrizo cane along the river. The cane is viewed as an environmental hazard because of its high water absorption a... Read more

  • HOUSTONCHRONICLE: Reps. Al Green and Gene Green: Federal proposal could abate flooding woes
    Posted in In The News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Reps. Al Green and Gene Green: Federal proposal could abate flooding woes Our world-class, international city is faced with a growing threat to the lives of our citizenry and our economy, a threat that is obvious to anyone who lives in the Houston area, and there is a way you can actively become a part of the solution. Expensive, life-taking floods are becoming commonplace in Houston. Last year's Memorial Day Flood took eight lives and cost taxpayers more than $100 million. This year's Tax Day F... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Secure $42 Million to Bolster Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $42 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, which have been included in this year’s House agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017, will offer support to citrus farmers in a number of ways. The bill must now pass the full House and Senate before being signed by the President. “Our citrus growers contribute greatly to the economy of the Rio Grande Va... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Henry Cuellar reacts to terrorist attacks in Belgium
    Posted in In The News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Henry Cuellar reacts to terrorist attacks in Belgium Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:54 pm, Tue Mar 22, 2016. Special to the Times U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar condemned the terrorist attacks perpetrated across Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday. So far, it has been reported that 34 are dead and at least 200 have been wounded, among them at least nine Americans. The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attacks took place at Zaventem airport outsid... Read more

  • THERIPONADVANCE: McCarthy co-introduces bill to help ease burden of new ozone standards on communities
    Posted in In The News on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    McCarthy co-introduces bill to help ease burden of new ozone standards on communities By Ripon Advance News Service | March 21, 2016 Kevin McCarthy House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) co-introduced legislation on Friday that would reform new EPA ozone standards and prevent the agency from introducing new standards without guidelines in the future. The Ozone Standards Implementation Act, H.R. 4775, would enable communities and states to focus on meeting pre-existing standards. U.S. Rep. P... Read more

  • PHOTO: LULAC #12 honors Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush
    Posted in In The News on February 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

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  • Congressman Cuellar Directs Federal Agencies to Better Cultivate Relationships with Hispanic Serving Institutions
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step forward in strengthening the relationship between federal agencies and institutions of higher education that primarily serve Hispanics. These colleges and universities, known as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), are degree-granting institutions with full-time enrollments that are at least 25 percent Hispanic. The following HSIs can be found in the congressman’s district or the immediately surrounding areas: • Baptist University o... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: VELA: A BUSY YEAR FOR AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH TEXAS
    Posted in In The News on January 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    VELA: A BUSY YEAR FOR AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH TEXAS FILEMON VELA During 2015, my office addressed many agricultural issues important to South Texas. Throughout the year we met with local farmers, producers, and key agriculture stakeholders from the 34th District of Texas. Given my assignment on the House Committee on Agriculture, I work closely with organizations and agencies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to bring their attention to these matters. Back in February, I ... Read more

  • INDEPENDENT ONLINE: VW Bungles US Trip
    Posted in In The News on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    VW bungles US trip By: Alan Katz and Jeff Plungis Washington - Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller’s visit to the US started with a bungled media interview in Detroit and ended in Washington on Wednesday with only a terse thanks-for-stopping-by message from regulators investigating the cheating scandal set to cost it billions of dollars. In between, authorities in California, with the support of the US Environmental Protection Agency, harshly rejected the company’s original proposal for fixing its p... Read more