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  • EL FINANCIERO: En etapa decisiva Tren Bala EU-Mty
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    El proyecto del tren bala entre San Antonio, Texas yMonterrey se encuentra en una fase definitoria para determinar el costo de su inversión, su financiamiento y el plazo para su construcción, señaló el congresista Henry Cuellar, uno de sus grandes impulsores y lobista de este proyecto. “Ya entramos a la fase final para definir que ruta se seguiría y aquí,Colombia, Nuevo León, tendría un gran despegue. Es un paso preliminar y la tarde de ayer hubo una presentación del estudio por parte del Depart... Read more

  • KGNS: TxDOT Holds Public Meeting To Conduct Passenger Rail Study
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    As plans move forward to possibly build a passenger rail in south Texas through Oklahoma, congressman Henry Cuellar encourages residents to get involved. The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study, a study made to determine the feasibility of developing the 850 mile-long rail service. Cuellar says public meetings give the public the opportunity to speak up about concerns- a Tuesday night's meeting congressman says people from ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Encourages Public Participation in Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Meeting Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Release on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) is encouraging residents of Laredo, Webb County and the surrounding area to participate in the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting to be held in Laredo on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) offices located at 1817 Bob Bullock Loop. The purpose of the meeting is for TxDOT to present the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (... Read more

  • CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES: Abbott: Harbor Bridge’s replacement will be ‘very special’
    Posted in In The News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    It's finally happening. The long-awaited Harbor Bridge replacement project officially kicked off Monday with a ceremony that drew state and federal officials, who praised it as a kickstarter for the Coastal Bend's economy. Speaking amid 98-degree heat, Gov. Greg Abbott congratulated local and state leaders for working together to make the project a reality. Abbott joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and other local and state leaders as th... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Cuellar unveils route, service options
    Posted in In The News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, recently announced the Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation’s release of 10 service and route options for high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and South Texas. Last week, the Texas Department of Transportation will seek public input from the Laredo community to include in the study’s draft environmental impact statement for the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study. Read more

  • NURSERY MANAGEMENT: Congress introduces bill to ease overtime rule
    Posted in In The News on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Oregon Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader and three fellow congressmen have introduced a bill that, says Schrader, would make the phase-in of new overtime rules more "reasonable." The Department of Labor had proposed new rules in May that raise the threshold for employees who are exempt from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. The rules take effect Dec. 1. This is the first time since 2004 that the threshold for overtime exemption will be raised. The Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, introduced... Read more

  • Tren rápido Monterrey-San Antonio, en análisis
    Posted in In The News on July 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    El Departamento de Transporte de Texas presentará este año un estudio que se encuentra en análisis para la construcción de un tren rápido de San Antonio a Monterrey, informó el congresista demócrata Henry Cuéllar. El legislador reveló ante medios estadounidenses que el proyecto fue presentado a inicios de 2014 ante la Secretaría de Transporte de Estados Unidos en Washington, D.C. La distancia que separa a San Antonio de Monterrey es de unos 483 kilómetros que actualmente representan un trayecto ... Read more

  • Oregon live: Oregon congressman, others want to pump the brakes on overtime reform
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    U.S. Congressmen Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon), Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) introduced legislation Thursday to make the phase-in of the new federal overtime rule more gradual. As it stands now, the rule, which will go into effect on Dec. 1, updates the threshold at which salaried "white collar" employees are eligible for overtime. Right now, employees who make $23,660 or more per year are frequently exempt from paid overtime. After Dec. 1, that ... Read more

  • ALCALDES DE MEXICO: Presentarán en dos meses estudio sobre tren que conectará a Monterrey con Texas
    Posted in In The News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    El estudio que realiza el Departamento de Transporte de Texas sobre el tren rápido de Monterrey a San Antonio, el primer paso de gran importancia para que se concrete este proyecto, será presentado en uno o dos meses más, dijo Henry Cuéllar, congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas. “Esperamos que el estudio del Departamento de Transporte de Texas en donde se trata el tren rápido de Monterrey a San Antonio sea presentado en uno o dos meses más, en realidad se tardó, pero lo quieren hace... Read more

  • 5 News: Congressmen Pushing to Keep Guest Worker Visa Program Funded
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - A program crucial to small businesses is due for more funding. Seasonal guest worker visas, or H-2B visas, allow businesses to hire foreign workers when demand is high. Some members of Congress are pushing to keep the program alive. "We got to understand there are certain jobs that are available that Americans don't want to do," said Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar filed an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill that would fully fund the visa gue... Read more