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  • 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

  • Rep. Cuellar: $81m for Farmworkers Jobs Program
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the National Farmworkers Jobs Program would receive $81,896,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, consistent with 2016 funding. He also pushed the Department of Interior to improve cooperation with state governments on worker protection standards. Congressman Cuellar said: “I protect and support farm workers because agriculture is vital to the economy, in my district and nationwide. My parents were migrant workers when I was a child. It is a tough job, ... Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Rep. Henry Cuellar Speaks About Virginia Shooting
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqcm8nGZslo&feature=youtu.be Read more

  • KRGV VIDEO: Congresista Henry Cuellar Habla sobre Ataque en Virginia
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Education

    Un representante del Valle del Rio Grande habló vía satelital sobre la balacera del miércoles en Alexandria, Virginia. El Representante de los Estados Unidos, Henry Cuellar, le dijo a CHANNEL 5 NEWS que cuenta con información limitada sobre el incidente pero espera obtener más detalles. “No sabemos el motivo. No lo entendemos. Estoy seguro que la Policía del Capitolio nos brindará advertencias de seguridad cuando hayan recopilado los hechos, pero mis oraciones serán dedicadas para el Representa... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Helps Small Businesses Find Temporary Workers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the passage of bipartisan measures to help American employers hire enough temporary guest workers to keep their businesses going. The measures were part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which passed earlier this month. In his role on the Homeland Security subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, he co-sponsored a bipartisan amendment with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to a... Read more