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  • 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

  • Cuellar-Backed Bills Support Transitions from Poverty to Workforce
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took three separate steps to help struggling Americans lift themselves from poverty by pursuing education and entering the workforce. Local leaders including the Superintendent of Floresville Independent School District applauded the decisions. On Friday, June 23, he voted in support of the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, which passed the House of Representatives. On Thursday, June 22, he voted for the Strengthening Career and Technic... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: $1.7 Billion for Job Corps; $15m Increase from FY16
    Posted in Press Release on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,704,155,000 in funding for the 2017 fiscal year for Job Corps, a free training program that helps American youth develop job skills, find employment, and graduate high school or earn a GED. Congressman Cuellar successfully increased the funding by $15 million compared to last year. Job Corps, run by the U.S. Department of Labor, is open to low-income youth ages 16-24 with legal status in the United States. It provides technical training, educ... Read more

  • KTSA: House Passes Bill Waiving Polygraphs for Some Border Workers
    Posted in In The News on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    The House of Representatives passed HR 2213 Wednesday, also known as the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D, Dist. 28) co-sponsored the bill. He said it was necessary to fill the 3,000 open Customs and Border Protection positions. “What this bill actually does it will strengthen CBP’s efforts to secure our border by filling those positions,” Cuellar said on the floor of the House. The bill waives polygraph test for certain current “cleared” federal e... Read more