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  • 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

  • Ciro Gómez Leyva: Un líder de opinión al que los comunicadores siguen y tratan de interpretar
    Posted in In The News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    EN TIEMPO REAL 1.- No pasará la semana cuando en el estado de México empiece el reacomodo de las piezas políticas con miras a la sucesión gubernamental 2017. Por lo pronto ya se anuncia en cuestión de horas la llegada a la poderosa secretaría de educación mexiquense de la ultra hábil política Ana Lilia Herrera Anzaldo. Solamente se espera el trámite en el senado para que se realice el movimiento. Es una carrera en la que va punteando hasta ahora Carolina Monroy del Mazo. 2.- El gobernador de Gua... Read more

  • Workforce: The Attack Intensifies on the NLRB’s Joint-Employer Standard
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    The Attack Intensifies on the NLRB’s Joint-Employer Standard If you are concerned about this issue, write your legislators and urge them to return common sense to this aspect of labor law. by Jon Hyman Last week was a good week for opponents of the NLRB’s new and more liberal joint-employer standard, announced last summer in Browning-Ferris Industries of Calif. First, Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, sought to add language to an upcoming spending bill that would block the NLRB’s ruling in B... Read more

  • ElManana: Busca mejorar gobernabilidad
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Jobs and Economy

    Busca mejorar gobernabilidad Henry Cuéllar, anunció un apartado en la ley de servicios financieros POR: LUIS SUÑER El congresista federal por el distrito 28, Henry Cuéllar, anunció un apartado en la ley de servicios financieros y buen gobierno (por sus siglas en inglés FSGG) para el año fiscal 2017, con el que se busca traer más transparencia y mejorar el desempeño y el servicio al cliente a lo largo de todo el gobierno federal. Cuéllar ha trabajado durante su estancia en la Cámara de representa... Read more