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  • 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

  • KRGV: USDA Combating Carrizo Cane on Border
    Posted in In The News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    USDA Combating Carrizo Cane on Border Posted: Jan 11, 2016 7:13 PM CSTUpdated: Jan 11, 2016 08:13 PM WESLACO- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s carrizo cane eradication program is a step closer to controlling the invasive plant species. The plant is known for its thirst for water and serves as a place for criminals to hide along the river. The carrizo cane is a problem that affects more than 500 miles of the border. The plant is thick and grows taller than other plants, denying them sunlight.... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Buscan Acabar Con Especies Invasivas
    Posted in In The News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Buscan acabar con especies invasivas Pretenden exterminar el carrizo junto al Río Grande Mission, Tx. El congresista federal por el Distrito 28, Henry Cuéllar, anunció la inclusión de provisiones en la ley de fondos para acelerar el control y remoción de la caña de carrizo y otras especies invasivas a lo largo del Valle de Río Grande. La caña de carrizo es una especie invasiva de planta que se instala en muchas partes de la tierra junto al río, la caña puede alcanzar la altura de hasta 25 pies (... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces Efforts to Control Carrizo Cane and other Invasive Species Along the Rio Grande
    Posted in Press Release on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of provisions to speed the control and removal of Carrizo cane and other invasive species along the Rio Grande in the government funding bill. This is a continuation of Congressman Cuellar's years-long leadership on this environmental and security issue. Carrizo cane is a fast-growing invasive plant species that has overtaken many patches of land along the river. The cane can reach a height of over 25 feet in as little as 12 mont... Read more