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  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Sewer treatment plant planned for Anzon site
    Posted in In The News on September 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Agriculture

    09/02/15, Laredo Morning Times: Sewer treatment plant planned for Anzon site /UploadedFiles/Anzon_LMT_clip.pdf Read more

  • MY HARLINGEN NEWS: Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act
    Posted in In The News on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Tax Relief

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants. Cuellar: “I have always been a strong supporter of agricultural education. The Student Agriculture P... Read more

  • Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act
    Posted in Press Release on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants. Cuellar: "I have always been a strong supporter of agricultural education. The Student ... Read more

  • THE PACKER: Funds to fight citrus greening added to bill
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    A $50 million allocation to a federal appropriations bill would be used to fight citrus greening and other citrus diseases. The money was added to the Fiscal Year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill, according to a news release from Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, who helped allocate the funds. Cuellar’s district includes part of the Rio Grande Valley, the top citrus-producing area in Texas. The Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC), a task force targeting the citrus greening crisis, woul... Read more

  • THE PACKER: Funds to fight citrus greening added to bill
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    A $50 million allocation to a federal appropriations bill would be used to fight citrus greening and other citrus diseases. The money was added to the Fiscal Year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill, according to a news release from Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, who helped allocate the funds. Cuellar’s district includes part of the Rio Grande Valley, the top citrus-producing area in Texas. The Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC), a task force targeting the citrus greening crisis, woul... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Honored for Support of National Parks
    Posted in Press Release on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). This award recognizes Congressman Cuellar’s votes during the 113th Congress which contributed to the protection and enhancement of America’s national parks. NPCA’s Friend of the National Parks Award was established in 1999 to track and publicize congressional members’ votes on significant park issues. This year, NPCA tracked votes for thre... Read more

  • THE HILL: Democrats buck Obama on water rule
    Posted in In The News on May 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Dozens of congressional Democrats are joining Republicans to back legislation blocking the Obama administration’s new rule to redefine its jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers made the regulation final Wednesday in an attempt to clarify that small streams, wetlands, headwaters and tributaries are covered by the Clean Water Act and the rules that go along with it. Opponents labeled the rule as a massive “power grab” by... Read more

  • WILSON COUNTY NEWS: Trade group sides against U.S. cattlemen
    Posted in In The News on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Agriculture

    Following the World Trade Organization’s fourth ruling May 18 that U.S. mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) regulations violate global trade rules, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced his support for House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway’s legislation, HR 2393, to repeal the burdensome law. This latest ruling would allow Canada and Mexico, America’s two largest export markets, to seek authority from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to use retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agri... Read more

  • WILSON COUNTY NEWS: USDA announces $9.3M for Floresville water projects
    Posted in In The News on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Floresville will receive a $7.495 million loan and a $1.798 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to upgrade its water system and wastewater treatment facilities. Anticipated for weeks, the official public announcement was made at a May 11 ceremony at Floresville High School. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and USDA officials joined Floresville City Council members and other local civic leaders for the event. USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced that Flores... Read more

  • REAL STATE RAMA: Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $30,000 Investment in Encinal Water Supply Corporation
    Posted in In The News on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced that Encinal Water Supply Corporation will receive $30,000 in federal funds to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report. The reports are required for the city to complete an application to apply for financial assistance from USDA Rural Development for water system improvements. “These federal funds are an important investment for the... Read more