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  • 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

  • Cuellar Issues Statement on USTR's NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its objectives for negotiating NAFTA: “My colleagues from Texas and I understand the importance of NAFTA for our state. We want to work with the Administration in a bipartisan way to make sure we build upon the success of NAFTA and modernize it for the 21st Century. That’s why I met with both United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Secre... Read more

  • PRIMERA HORA: En espera de solución 500 mil indocumentados en EU
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Actualmente ha en cárceles y centros de detención de los Estados Unidos más de 500 mil indocumentados en espera de juicio o resolución por lo que la autorización de 65 nuevos jueces de Inmigración y personal de apoyo sacarán del “limbo” esos casos. +A -A Votos: 0 Enviar a un Amigo Imprimir Sábado 15 de Julio del 2017 Por: Primitivo López 17:21 Hrs. LAREDO, TEXAS.- "La inclusión de estos 65 nuevos jueces de inmigración elevará el número total de jueces a 449 y ayudará a reducir esta enorme acumul... Read more

  • SIN FRONTERA MAGAZINE: En espera de solución 500 mil indocumentados en EU
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Actualmente ha en cárceles y centros de detención de los Estados Unidos más de 500 mil indocumentados en espera de juicio o resolución por lo que la autorización de 65 nuevos jueces de Inmigración y personal de apoyo sacarán del “limbo” esos casos. ”La inclusión de estos 65 nuevos jueces de inmigración elevará el número total de jueces a 449 y ayudará a reducir esta enorme acumulación de casos pendientes. Conseguir este retraso resuelto y permitir a la gente una resolución rápida de sus casos de... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cornyn Meet with U.S. Trade Representative to Discuss NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Congressmen Will Hurd (TX-23) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in response to a letter from Senator Cornyn and Congressman Cuellar requesting a meeting with Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), headed by Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, handles international trade ... Read more

  • Cuellar Helps Deliver Over $116 Million to Support Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of more than $116 million in federal funds he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill to help fight Citrus Greening Disease and fruit flies. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, the Congressman advocated for and secured over $57 million for the Citrus Health Response Program and Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group operated through the U.S. Departm... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Deliver $91.5 Million for USDA Cattle Health Program
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $91.5 million which he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program; funding that is used in part to help fight the spread of cattle fever ticks. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry microscopic parasites that cause anemia, fever, enlarg... Read more

  • Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray meets with Rep. Cuellar in Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, met with Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today in Washington to discuss negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Congressman Cuellar has known both Secretary Videgaray and President Enrique Peña Nieto personally for many years. Congressman Cuellar also met with Mexico’s Under Secretary for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solano, and Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez, who were also in atten... Read more

  • Luis Videgaray se reúne con y el congresista Henry Cuéllar en Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    El secretario de relaciones exteriores de México, Luis Vidgegary, hoy se reunió con el congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, en Washington para discutir las negociaciones del Tratado Libre de Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN, o NAFTA por sus siglas en inglés). El congresista Cuéllar y el secretario se conocen desde antes de la elección del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. El congresista Cuéllar también reunió con el Subsecretario para América del Norte, Carlos Manue... Read more

  • LA ESTRELLA DE LA NOTICIA: Se apunta Laredo a entrenar pilotos. Proyecta centro formación de 200 cada año
    Posted in In The News on July 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    En un esfuerzo combinado entre la iniciativa privada y el sector público, Laredo competirá para traer a esta ciudad un programa de entrenamiento para pilotos de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos. “Antes de hacer la aplicación formal solicitamos los requisitos que pide el gobierno federal y pensamos que Laredo puede competir para traer este centro de entrenamiento que sería un gran impulso para la economía local”, dijo Olivia Varela. La directora ejecutiva de la Fundación para el Desarrollo de La... Read more