Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Announces $3.35 Million in Federal Funding for Webb County Law Enforcement

Webb was awarded funds as part of the Operation Stonegarden program from the Department of Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON, September 1, 2017 | Abhi Rahman ((202) 226-6405) | comments
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that Webb County has received $3.35 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program to support local law enforcement for equipment and over-time pay. Statewide, Texas received $19.73 million in law enforcement funding of the $55 Million nationwide.

“These additional funds will help reimburse local law enforcement as they work with the federal government to help provide protection of our southern border. As a Member of the Appropriations Committee, I have worked to ensure that the hard working men and women providing services and protection have the resources and support they need to get the job done. Since 2009, Webb County has received over $21.1 million in Operation Stonegarden funds. I want to thank the Webb County Sheriff, Martin Cuellar, and the men and women who secure our border communities,” said Congressman Cuellar.

“I thank Congressman Henry Cuellar and the federal government for channeling these funds to Webb County,” said Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar. “These dollars will go a long way in helping us with our mission of keeping our community safe. Rest assured that this money will be put to good use as we work to protect our residents.”

The FY 2017 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) program provides $55,000,000 to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with international water borders.
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