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Rep. Cuellar Addresses Federal Employees and Families in his District

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement, addressing federal employees: “I will always do what’s best for the people and families in my district,” said Congressman Cuellar. “That is why last week, I voted yes to keep the government open. The last federal governm... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Addresses Military Personnel in his District during Government Shutdown

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Defense and Homeland Security, released the following statement, addressing military personnel in his district: “Beginning Saturday, our government shut down because Republicans, who control a unified government, have not been willing to compromise with Democrats on a spending deal. W... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on Passing Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government

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Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to reopen the federal government after a three-day government shutdown. The Continuing Resolution passed by a total vote of 266 Yeas to 150 Nays— 221 Republicans and 45 Democrats voted in favor in the U.S. House of Representatives and will keep the government funded until February 8, 2018. It passed in the U.S. Senate by a total vote of 81 Yeas to 18 Nays— 4... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Cities along U.S.-Mexico Border are Safer than Washington, D.C.

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security and Defense, released a statement in response the latest FBI Crime Data, which shows that despite the narrative and rhetoric, violent crime rates in border cities are significantly less compared to the violent crime rate in other major American cities. “Republicans, ... Read more »

LAREDO MORNGING TIMES:Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks out on importance of participating in 2020 Census

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Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks out on importance of participating in 2020 Census Laredo's U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar spoke to constituents at the Joe A. Guerra Public Library on Tuesday about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census. "In order to continue receiving necessary federal funds for both public and private projects, it is vital that everyone in Laredo receive and complete the U.S. Cens... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES:Report: TMC failed to inform stakeholders, assess impact of relocation from Laredo to San Antonio

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Report: TMC failed to inform stakeholders, assess impact of relocation from Laredo to San Antonio · IMAGE 1 OF 30 The Texas Migrant Council, TMC, Board of Directors discuss TMC's funding on Saturday afternoon at the TMC corporate offices. A monitoring review conducted by the Administration for Children and Families states that the Teaching and Mentoring Communities board of directors failed to inf... Read more »

What's next for the old HEB and Mercy building (video in link below)

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What's next for the old HEB and Mercy building (video in link below) LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) The discussion was meant to find possible solutions to some local buildings that are no longer in use. Several federal agencies toured the old Mercy Hospital and the downtown HEB building to give the city suggestions on how to address the old buildings. After touring the buildings, the U.S. Department of Hous... Read more »

PROGESS TIMES: Push for border wall disrupts National Butterfly Center

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Local reaction to preliminary border wall construction As members of the United States House of Representatives prepare to vote on a bill that could add $1.6 billion for construction of the border wall, a local nature center has gained national attention as it joins two other local attractions that could be affected by construction of the border wall. Last week, Marianna Treviño-Wright, executive ... Read more »

LMT ONLINE: Texas border congressmen propose ‘smart’ wall at fraction of the cost

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Amid a contentious debate in Congress over funding for a border wall, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd and a cadre of border state congressmen are bringing out a new plan for a far less-expensive “smart” wall that draws on virtual reality research in Silicon Valley. Hurd, R-San Antonio, Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and several others intend to introduce shortly what they are calling the "Secure Miles with All Reso... Read more »