Trade and Economy

Rep. Cuellar Announces a $750,000 Federal Earmark to Support Renovation and Restoration of Historic Plaza Theater

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Plaza Theater

Laredo, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $750,000 federal earmark he secured to support the renovation and restoration of Laredo’s historic Plaza Theatre. The project will consist of accessibility improvements, roof repairs, restroom code updates, light repairs, and mural restorations. The theater will also be converted into a multi-purpose facility that…

Cuellar Votes to Keep Federal Government Open

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to pass legislation that will keep the government open through December 16. This bipartisan legislation is a temporary measure to afford Congress sufficient time to complete the fiscal year 2023 omnibus. The bill provides relief to communities recovering…

Congressman Henry Cuellar’s Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

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“After reviewing this legislation while speaking with my constituents, local elected officials, and community leaders in the 28th District of Texas, I have decided to vote YES on the Inflation Reduction Act. The bottom line is simple, this bill is good for hardworking Texans without adding to the national debt. Specifically, the Inflation Reduction Act: • Invests approximately…

Cuellar Wins Congressional House Hero Award from National Retail Federation

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Washington, DC—Today, the National Retail Federation recognized U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) as a “Hero of Main Street” for his continued support of the retail industry through legislative action and leadership. The Hero of Main Street award was created by NRF in 2013, and eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance retailers’ priorities.…

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Boost American Manufacturing, Science, and Innovation

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Washington, DC–Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted for H.R. 4346, The CHIPS and Science Act. This legislation makes historic investments to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities, bolster America’s scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthen America’s economic and national security. The legislation will…

Cuellar, Stefanik, Steel Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Worker Flexibility and Choice

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and Michelle Steel (CA-48) introduced the Worker Flexibility and Choice Act (WFCA). The legislation establishes a new work arrangement that combines the flexibility of independent work with certain workplace protections and opportunity for additional benefits. The relationship between the worker…

Cuellar Statement on Baby Formula Shortage

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on the nationwide baby formula shortage: “The current supply chain shortage of baby formula disproportionately affects women and children from underserved communities: about half of infant formula sold nationwide is purchased with WIC (Women, Infant and Children) benefits, which restrict…

Rep. Cuellar Announces New CDL Program at South Texas College

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Rio Grande City, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a new driver’s license program at South Texas College that will help meet the demand for professional truck drivers in the Rio Grande Valley.  The South Texas College Commercial Truck License institute will partner with Trancasa, an international leader on ground transportation, to provide anti-collision…

Rep. Cuellar Secures $20 Million for Electric Grid Stability and Clean Energy Technology

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $20 million for Energy Future Grants. These grants will provide novel methods for energy efficiency to support critical community infrastructure, ensuring Texas can better anticipate and prepare for future disasters. The funding was passed through Congress and signed into law as part of the FY2022 omnibus appropriations…

Cuellar Anuncia la Finalización de los Programas de Conectividad de Banda Ancha en el Condado Webb

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Laredo, Texas— El Congresista de EE.UU Henry Cuellar (TX-28) anunció la finalización de los proyectos de conectividad de banda ancha de Las Lomas, Las Penitas, Los Botines, Simeon Park y Hachar Business Park. Los proyectos se completaron con el apoyo de $14,000,000 en fondos federales para proporcionar a familias y empresas en comunidades rurales de Texas acceso a banda ancha de alta…