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  • Rep. Cuellar: $1.7 Billion for Job Corps; $15m Increase from FY16
    Posted in Press Release on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,704,155,000 in funding for the 2017 fiscal year for Job Corps, a free training program that helps American youth develop job skills, find employment, and graduate high school or earn a GED. Congressman Cuellar successfully increased the funding by $15 million compared to last year. Job Corps, run by the U.S. Department of Labor, is open to low-income youth ages 16-24 with legal status in the United States. It provides technical training, educ... Read more

  • KTSA: House Passes Bill Waiving Polygraphs for Some Border Workers
    Posted in In The News on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    The House of Representatives passed HR 2213 Wednesday, also known as the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D, Dist. 28) co-sponsored the bill. He said it was necessary to fill the 3,000 open Customs and Border Protection positions. “What this bill actually does it will strengthen CBP’s efforts to secure our border by filling those positions,” Cuellar said on the floor of the House. The bill waives polygraph test for certain current “cleared” federal e... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: $81m for Farmworkers Jobs Program
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the National Farmworkers Jobs Program would receive $81,896,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, consistent with 2016 funding. He also pushed the Department of Interior to improve cooperation with state governments on worker protection standards. Congressman Cuellar said: “I protect and support farm workers because agriculture is vital to the economy, in my district and nationwide. My parents were migrant workers when I was a child. It is a tough job, ... Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Rep. Henry Cuellar Speaks About Virginia Shooting
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqcm8nGZslo&feature=youtu.be Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Congresista Henry Cuellar Habla sobre Ataque en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Un representante del Valle del Rio Grande habló vía satelital sobre la balacera del miércoles en Alexandria, Virginia. El Representante de los Estados Unidos, Henry Cuellar, le dijo a CHANNEL 5 NEWS que cuenta con información limitada sobre el incidente pero espera obtener más detalles. “No sabemos el motivo. No lo entendemos. Estoy seguro que la Policía del Capitolio nos brindará advertencias de seguridad cuando hayan recopilado los hechos, pero mis oraciones serán dedicadas para el Representa... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Small Businesses Find Temporary Workers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the passage of bipartisan measures to help American employers hire enough temporary guest workers to keep their businesses going. The measures were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which passed earlier this month. In his role on the Homeland Security subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, he co-sponsored a bipartisan amendment with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce FAST Lane Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Release on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) joined City of Laredo leaders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, and representatives of the international trade community to announce that federal officials have approved the city’s planned $10.3 million FAST Lane Expansion Project. “This expansion will streamline international commerce through Laredo, eliminating costly bottlenecks and benefiting the local and national economy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is... Read more

  • Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Contact: Xochitl Mora, Director, Office of Communications O: (956) 681-1202 / M: (956) 662-9269 / E: xmora@mcallen.net Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program Local leaders credit bipartisan efforts for program inclusion (McAllen, TX) Yesterday, the City of McAllen received notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that a proposal submitted by the Anzalduas Bridge Board had “been selected to engage in further planning and ... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar Supports Hyperloop for Texas
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar welcomed the news that a Texas route including Laredo and San Antonio is under consideration for an ultra-high-speed transportation project called a Hyperloop. The route would connect Laredo to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Hyperloop One, a company founded by Tesla visionary Elon Musk, is preparing to build a system for moving passengers and freight across long distances at hundreds of miles per hour, in above-ground tubes. Eleven groups from around the coun... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Laredo Community College, and Laredo Beauty College will lose nearly a million dollars in grants that hel... Read more