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  • 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

  • EL MANANA: Aseguran más fondos para industria cítrica
    Posted in In The News on December 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Aseguran más fondos para industria cítrica Combinación de recurso único y una aportación de 2 millones de dólares Fueron asegurados 5.5 millones de dólares adicionales de fondos federales propuestos por el gobierno para financiar el paquete para apoyar a la industria de los cítricos en Texas. Este financiamiento es una combinación de un fondo único que incrementó y una aportación previa de 2 millones de dólares. El “Huanglongbing” (HLB) conocido como el reverdecimiento de los cítricos, es un pro... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Secure $5.5 Million in Additional Federal Funding for Combating Citrus Greening
    Posted in Press Release on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he had worked with representatives from other citrus-growing regions, including California and Florida, to secure $5.5 million in additional federal funding in the proposed government funding package to tackle citrus greening disease and aid the citrus industry in Texas, Florida and California. The funding will come in a combination of a one-time funding increase and a previously approved allocation of $2 million. Huanglongbing (HLB), also know... Read more

  • Washington Examiner: Bill seeks to slow ozone rules
    Posted in Article on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to delay by two years the start of new ozone standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year. The bill would require the EPA to delay implementation of the new standards for two years so the agency can study how foreign pollution affects ozone levels in areas that would not be in compliance with the new standards. Ozone is the primary ingredient in smog. The bill also would require the EPA to review ozone standards every eight ye... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Issues Alert for U.S. Citizens in Mexico
    Posted in Press Release on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Agriculture

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) issued an alert for U.S. citizens caught in the path of Category 5 Hurricane Patricia bearing down on the west coast of Mexico. The storm, classified as the strongest ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to make landfall on the coast of the state of Jalisco later today. Mexican authorities have declared a state of emergency and have warned residents to prepare for the storm. In addition, the Mexican government has activated all of its pre... Read more

  • WORLD OIL: Texas congressman receives industry award
    Posted in In The News on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    Texas congressman receives industry award SAN ANTONIO -- Congressman Lamar Smith (Republican – Texas, 21st District), chairman of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee, was honored on Monday with the presentation of the “Congressman of the Year Award” by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. The award was presented at a South Texas Wildcatters reception hosted by the Alliance Congressman Lamar Smith (left) accepts the “Congressman of the Year Award” from Texas Alliance of Energy Pro... Read more

  • THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: Texans Rally U.S. House to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban
    Posted in In The News on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Texans Rally U.S. House to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban WASHINGTON — A decades-long ban on crude oil exports is up for repeal, legislation that is expected to glide through the U.S. House at the end of the week. Though there is little doubt that the repeal will pass the lower chamber, it still faces serious obstacles before becoming law. The Obama administration is telegraphing that the president is no fan of getting rid of the ban, citing environmental concerns. But the push for crude oil onto the... Read more

  • EL PERIODICO U.S.A.: Congresista Cuéllar realiza mesa redonda binacional sobre energía Reúne a representantes de México y Estados Unidos en Laredo
    Posted in In The News on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Congresista Cuéllar realiza mesa redonda binacional sobre energía Reúne a representantes de México y Estados Unidos en Laredo El Congresista Henry Cuéllar funge como anfitrión de mesa redonda binacional sobre energía, reuniendo a representantes de México y Estados Unidos en Laredo. | Laredo.- Teniendo como marco la ciudad de Laredo, el congresista Henry Cuéllar llevó a cabo una mesa redonda con representantes expertos del sector de energía en México y los Estados Unidos en la universidad Texas A... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
    Posted in In The News on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    BY: Luis Montoya LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar has welcomed the finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Twelve countries are covered by the agreement, which was reached following discussions in Atlanta, Georgia. The 12 are the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. These nations encompass nearly 40 percent of the global economy. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to more jobs and an i... Read more

  • KGNS: Energy and Oil officials come together for roundtable discussion
    Posted in In The News on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Energy and Oil officials come together for roundtable discussion LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - U.S. and Mexican energy and oil officialscome together to build our energy markets on both sides of the border. The energy and oil roundtable took place at TAMIU. Officials signed a memorandum of understanding outlining a program of cooperation for collaborative educational programs. Those involved in the discussion exchanged views and projections on the north american energy market, as well as ways to increa... Read more