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  • LAREDO MORNGING TIMES:Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks out on importance of participating in 2020 Census
    Posted in In The News on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy, Education

    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. Census in 2020 to ensure that all Laredoans are properly accounted for," Cuellar is quoted as saying in ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Presented with Spirit of Enterprise Award from Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Press Release on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-job, pro-growth policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. The award ceremony took place at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. This past year, Congressman Cuellar was given a 93 percent rating by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “I thank the Chamber for granting me this award,” Congressman Cuellar said. “I will continue... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces $5.8 Million in Federal Funds for Laredo Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the awarding of $5,796,502 in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Airport Improvement Program to the Laredo International Airport. Congressman Cuellar announced $26.3 million in FAA funds last year to the Laredo International Airport to help finance the airport’s ongoing efforts to reduce noise for those living near the airport and the full reconstruction of an existing taxiway. This new FAA grant of $5,765,502 will be ... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Students in Laredo, South Texas at risk after President Donald Trump ends DACA program
    Posted in In The News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Education

    Students in Laredo, South Texas at risk after President Donald Trump ends DACA program By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has subjected nearly 800,000 young immigrants — many who have lived in the U.S. since they were young children — to deportation. More than 120,000 Texans have received two-year renewable work permits and reprieves from deportation under the five-year-old program, known as DACA. More than 150,000 nationwide can renew... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN:DACA recipients: We may have to go back in the shadows
    Posted in In The News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Education

    DACA recipients: We may have to go back in the shadows PHARR, RGV – Community groups held a protest outside Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office in Pharr Tuesday morning in response to the rescindment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Paxton was targeted after he, with nine other state attorneys general, threatened legal action if the Trump administration did not move to phase out or end DACA. La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), A Resource in Serving Equality (A... Read more

  • THE MONITOR:Trump administration signals DACA’s end
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Education

    Trump administration signals DACA’s end DACA supporters: ‘We’re not going to go back into the shadows’ McALLEN — While clutching her 11-month-old baby boy in one arm and a protest sign in the other, Kathia Ramirez stood outside the office of the Texas Attorney General on Tuesday to boldly express her support of a federal program that’s designed to help her and others like her. Ramirez, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since 2012, was outside the AG’s office in McAlle... Read more

  • LMT ONLINE: City: Laredo Fire Department able to hire 24 new firefighters due to $3.3M grant
    Posted in In The News on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and the City of Laredo announced Thursday that the Laredo Fire Department is now able to hire 24 new front-line firefighters thanks to a $3.3 million federal grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's SAFER grant is very sought-after, officials said, with cities around the country applying for funds. "This is a competitive grant," Cuellar said. "So when my hometown of Laredo gets this, I'm very proud." With the $3,276,320 award and a $2,036,632 investment by the Cit... Read more

  • KGNS TV: Laredo Fire Department receives federal funds to increase staff
    Posted in In The News on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    The Laredo Fire Department received more than three million dollars in federal funding to help cover the salaries for 24 new firefighters. Congressman Henry Cuellar made the announcement on Thursday morning at the Laredo Fire Department headquarters. The grant comes in as the fire department seeks to increase its response rates to emergencies. The city says they are very excited that they have been awarded the highly competitive FEMA “Safer” grant for a third time. The City of Laredo was previou... Read more

  • Members Introduce the Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Committee on Education and the Workforce - Contact: Press Office (202) 226-9440 https://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401928 Today, at a press conference with small business owners, members introduced the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441). The legislation, sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), rolls back the extreme joint employer scheme to protect American jobs and entrepreneurship. The bill has received bipartisan support with 29 co-sponsors. Up... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on Border Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today issued a statement after the Trump Administration and GOP leadership sent a joint release stating their decision to drop the controversial Border Adjustment Tax (BAT): “A border adjustment tax would have meant a $5 trillion tax hike for hard working families. Trade is a major part of the Texas economy, and all Americans depend on a robust trade industry to provide them with affordable goods and services through import and export with other nations. I’m gra... Read more