Trade and Economy

Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Carter Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Future Man-Made Pathogens from Entering U.S. Communities

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Washington, DC– Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to pause taxpayer funding for gain-of-function research over the next five years. Without proper safety standards and protocols, gain-of-function research creates an immense risk of man-made, deadly pathogens entering our communities. Gain-of-function research is the study of the enhance...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Arrival of Expanded Child Tax Credit for TX-28

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the much-anticipated Child Tax Credit (CTC): a lifeline to middle class families, which is estimated to cut child poverty in half. Nearly 95% of children in TX-28 will gain from the expanded Child Tax Credit, totaling 231,000 children. Additionally, 9,800 children will be lifted out of deep poverty. The expanded Child Tax Credit is proj...

Reps. Cuellar, Joyce, Keating, Pingree, Chabot and Harris Introduce the Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Reps. David Joyce (R-OH-14), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01), Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), and Andy Harris (R-MD-01), introduced the bipartisan Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021 (H.R. 3897). This legislation would reform the H-2B program by exempting returning workers from an outdated numerical cap as well as suppo...

Reps. Cuellar and McCaul Introduce Legislation Promoting Tourism Between the U.S. and Mexico

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), chairmen of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group, introduced the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act. This legislation will increase governmental cooperation between the United States and Mexico to reinvigorate tourism in both the United States and Mexico. “Before the pandemic, tourism with Mexi...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Passage of Reauthorization of Donations Acceptance Program

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured the passage of the Donations Acceptance Program Reauthorization Act of 2020 in both the House and Senate. The Donations Acceptance Program (DAP) enables U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to explore, create and facilitate partnerships for improvements on port of entry infrastructu...

Rep. Cuellar Secures Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Promoting US-Mexico Economic Partnership

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Washington, D.C.-- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured the passage of H.R. 133, the United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act. This bill, which passed both the House and the Senate, served as vehicle for the emergency coronavirus relief and 2021 omnibus package. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will bolster professional development and economic growth in both countries with ...

Rep. Cuellar, Senator Cornyn, Rep. Torres Small, Senator Heinrich and Texas Representatives Introduce Reauthorization of Donations Acceptance Program

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announce plans to introduce the Donations Acceptance Program Reauthorization Act of 2020. The Donations Acceptance Program (DAP) enables U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to e...

Cuellar, Cornyn, Border Delegation Send Bipartisan Letter Demanding DHS Plan for Re-Opening Ports of Entry

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn led a bipartisan letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf expressing concern with continued travel restrictions at our southern ports of entry and demanding a plan to restore normal operations. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ, along with U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Michael M...

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on House Victory in D.C. Court of Appeals in Border Wall Case

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in the case of House of Representatives v. Steve Mnuchin, et al. that the House has standing to pursue its litigation against the Trump Administration’s attempt to transfer appropriated funds to build a wall on the southern border: “The Constitution is clea...

Rep. Cuellar Delivers $3 Million in Federal Funds to Mission EDC

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) delivered $3 million in federal funding to Mission Economic Development Corporation (EDC). These funds, awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), will help develop and enhance Shary Village Industrial Park with the construction of water and sewer improvements - creating close to 300 jobs, attracting private investment, expan...