Press Release

Rep. Cuellar’s Bill to Rename Tilden Post Office Passes House

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WASHINGTON, November 15, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the successful passage of H.R. 1207, a bill he authored to rename the post office located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the “Tilden Veterans Post Office.” The bill passed the House and is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Senate.

Speaking today on the House floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans.

“Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have honorably served our country,” Congressman Cuellar said. “An example would be Anselmo Villareal of Tilden, Texas. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served a tour in Vietnam. He continues to serve others in a local veteran’s service organization. We owe our freedoms to veterans like Mr. Villareal, which is why I am recognizing him, and all veterans, with the dedication of this post office.”

Congressman Cuellar also thanked local veteran caregivers for their service to those returning home from duty.

“I also thank the Veterans Services Office in McMullen County, one of many organizations that work tirelessly to provide the essential care to those who have returned home from service,” Cuellar added.


Congressman Cuellar speaks on the House Floor on Tuesday, November 14 in support of H.R. 1207, a bill he authored to name the Tilden post office the “Tilden Veterans Post Office.”


Click here to watch video on Congressman Cuellar speaking on the House floor today.




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