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  • REAL STATE RAMA: USDA Provides Funds to Improve Infrastructure in Rural Texas May 11, 2015
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced nearly $30 million for 15 projects to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across Texas.“Modern, reliable and affordable water and wastewater infrastructure is the foundation on which strong, sustainable rural communities are built,” Mensah said. “Rural Development is committed to ensuring that rural Americans, including nearly 20 million rural Texans, have access to the economic opportunitie... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: The Monitor's Board of Contributors - 2015-2016
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture, Tax Relief

    For the past few months, we've put a call out on Opinion pages for writers who are interested in writing for us regularly via our Board of Contributors. Today, we are pleased to announce the 20 who have been selected to serve on this inaugural board, listed below. All come from different industries and vocations and have varied interests and hobbies. In our first group meeting on Wednesday, the discussion was lively and their questions were rich and thought provoking. Our goal is to present opin... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $9.4 Million Investment in Floresville Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah and community leaders today in Floresville to announce $9.4 million in federal funds to improve the water and wastewater system for the City of Floresville. This funding is a result of “Build Out Texas,” a new initiative designed to improve critical infrastructure in Texas. This award is part of a nearly $30 million USDA Rural Development investment in Texas in which the ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $30,000 Investment in Encinal Water Supply Corporation
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 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

  • Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $30,000 Investment in Poteet Infrastructure Report
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 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 the City of Poteet 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 future of Pot... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, City of La Vernia Unveil New Water Well
    Posted in Press Release on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) with La Vernia Mayor Robert Gregory and city council members today unveiled the new Water Well 6 in the city of La Vernia. In 2010, Cuellar included language in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, which directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide $500,000 in federal funding for a new water well in La Vernia. The well is drilled to a depth of approximately 1,000 feet and a coated casing will help prevent corrosion, which deteriora... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Protects Farmers and Ranchers from Economic Losses of Fever Tick Outbreak
    Posted in Press Release on October 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced today that he was successful in including language that will protect South Texas farmers and ranchers from economic losses due to a fever tick outbreak. “During my time in the United States Congress, I have been an advocate for the interests of farmers and ranchers living in the 28th District of Texas,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Constituents living in my district have raised their concern about the deadly fever tick disease particular to South Texas ... Read more

  • KGNS 8: Cuellar protects farmers and ranchers from losses from fever tick outbreak
    Posted in In The News on October 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Cuellar protects farmers and ranchers from losses from fever tick outbreak Updated: Tue 12:04 PM, Oct 28, 2014 By: Matt McGovern WASHINGTON, DC (Office of Henry Cuellar) - Congressman Henry Cuellar announced he was successful in including language that will protect South Texas farmers and ranchers from economic losses due to a fever tick outbreak. “During my time in the United States Congress, I have been an advocate for the interests of farmers and ranchers living in the 28th District of Texas,... Read more

  • KVEO: Rep. Cuellar's adds protection from tick outbreak in Farm Bill for local ranchers
    Posted in In The News on October 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    KVEO: Rep. Cuellar's adds protection from tick outbreak in Farm Bill for local ranchers Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:35am WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced today that he was successful in including language that will protect South Texas farmers and ranchers from economic losses due to a fever tick outbreak. “During my time in the United States Congress, I have been an advocate for the interests of farmers and ranchers living in the 28th District of Texas,” said Co... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Votes in Support of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives by voting in support of HR 2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 251-166, will extend all farm and nutrition programs for five years, and includes support for South Texas ranchers negatively impacted by cattle fever ticks. “It is rare to see compromise in Washington these days and I am very glad to see Democrats and Republicans co... Read more