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  • 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

  • Cuellar releases statement on 2013 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    "Today the Republican led House of Representatives voted down a 5-year authorization of agriculture programs which included a very divisive $26 billion cut to low income nutrition assistance. This failure of leadership to deliver a majority of Republican votes speaks of simply putting politics over policy. The last time a full 5-year Farm Bill was passed was 2008 under Democratic leadership working actively and genuinely with Republican colleagues. Passage of that Farm Bill in 2008 was a biparti... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar, Mayor Garcia and USDA RD State Dir. Valentin Re-Open the Cotulla Convention Center
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    from left: Lucio Cabello, Councilman, City of Cotulla; Tim Hogsett, Recreation Grants, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Juan Garcia, Councilman, City of Cotulla; Paco Valentin, USDA Rural Development State Director; Lytle Arche, Mayor Pro Temp; Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28); Tracy King, Texas State Representative Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, joined City of Cotulla Mayor Jose Javier Garcia and the State Director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development P... Read more

  • Jefferson Water Treatment Plant receives $35 million in federal funding
    Posted in Press Release on May 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The Jefferson Water Treatment Plant recently underwent a major overhaul costing over 35 million dollars, made possible through federal funds.. Not only was the treatment capacity upgraded to 65 million gallons of water per day, but process and electrical upgrades enhanced the reliability of the treatment process. Some of the improvements to the water plant also included the replacement of power poles and the overhead wiring with a looped underground electrical power distribution system, which i... Read more

  • Texas Border Congressmen Cuellar, Hinojosa, Vela, Gallego, and O’Rourke address sequestration impact
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture

    Today, Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Filemon Vela (TX-34), Pete Gallego (TX-23), and Beto O’ Rourke (TX-16) unified efforts to address the impact these automatic and arbitrary spending cuts will have in their respective districts when sequestration goes into effect this Friday, March 1. Earlier this week, the White House released a state-by-state report detailing the devastating impacts the sequester will have in Texas, especially along th... Read more