Trade and Economy

Opportunity Zone Magazine Awards Cuellar ‘Top 25 Policy Influencer’

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Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he was awarded ‘Top 25 Policy Influencer’ by Opportunity Zone Magazine.  Cuellar has been instrumental in extending investments in historically underserved areas, including South Texas. In February 2021, he introduced the Opportunity Zone Extension Act of 2021, created under the under the 2017 Tax Cuts and…

A Bipartisan Fix for the H-2B Visa Program

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When local help-wanted ads go unfilled, the federal H-2B visa program provides access to temporary seasonal labor for small and seasonal businesses. The effects are broad—the visa program benefits workers, consumers and local economies. As the editorial board correctly highlights, however, the program is plagued by chronic oversubscription, which causes perennial worker shortages.…

Opportunity Zone Magazine Top 25 Policy Influencers

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Opportunity Zone Magazine is pleased to announce the Top 25 Opportunity Zone Policy Influencers. The distinguished winners support, advocate for or help draft Opportunity Zone legislation and additional incentives to help communities in need.    Howard W. Buffett President, Global Impact Howard W. Buffett is the President of Global Impact LLC, an advisory firm utilizing a…

Cuellar Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Commercial Driver’s License Reforms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced a bill to help address supply chain shortages and increase the number of truck drivers transporting goods in the U.S. The Licensing Individual Commercial Exam-takers Now Safely and Efficiently (LICENSE) Act, would streamline burdensome licensing regulations by making permanent several waivers that the…

Rep. Cuellar Helps Give Back $52.6 Million to TX-28 Families in November

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Laredo, Texas — Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee estimating that 97,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cuts were sent to families in the 28th Congressional District the week before Thanksgiving. A total of $52,600,000 in tax cuts went back in the pockets of hardworking TX-28 families, covering 204,000 district…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Event to Celebrate Re-opening of the Southern Border to Fully Vaccinated Non-Essential Foreign Nationals

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Laredo, Texas— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted an event to celebrate the re-opening of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge, in Laredo, to fully vaccinated non-essential foreign nationals. The Congressman was joined by Mayor of Laredo Pete Saenz, Mexico Senator Jose Narro,  Mexico Senator Americo Villarreal, and Mayor of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Carmen…

El Representante Cuellar Organiza un Evento para Celebrar la Reapertura de la Frontera Sur a Ciudadanos Extranjeros No Esenciales Completamente Vacunados

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Laredo, Texas— El Congresista Estadounidense Henry Cuellar (TX-28) organizó un evento para celebrar la reapertura del Puente Internacional de Las Américas, en Laredo, a ciudadanos extranjeros no esenciales completamente vacunados. El congresista estuvo acompañado por el Alcalde de Laredo Pete Sáenz, el Senador de México José Narro, el Senador de México Américo Villarreal, y la…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman in San Antonio

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San Antonio, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman met in San Antonio where they visited three small businesses in the Brook City Base area. They spoke to the owners of Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill and Tapas, Big Lou’s Pizza, and City Base 12 Cinemas to discuss how they have been able to weather…

Rep. Cuellar Votes to Address Debt Ceiling, Prevent Catastrophic Default

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Washington, DC– Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, voted for must-pass legislation to prevent a default on the federal debt, which would result in economic catastrophe for nearly every American family.  This crucial legislation suspends the debt ceiling through December 2022, so that the federal government can continue…

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…