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Rep. Cuellar Votes for Omnibus and Secures $28,682,064 for 15 Local Projects in TX-28

Washington | Arturo Olivarez, DC Press Secretary (956-970-1441), December 23, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill and fund the federal government through the next fiscal year. The final funding package also includes $28,682,064 in Community Project Funding for 15 community projects across the 28th Congressional District of Texas.

“The FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill is a bipartisan measure that makes major investments in South Texas. Included in this annual package are investments for public health, education, job creation, and security. Funding ranges from medical research and public health preparedness to new maximum Pell Grant awards, job creation in the domestic semiconductor manufacturing industry, and the hiring of more Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and support staff, among other major items,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The Omnibus bill increased investments in Healthcare, Education, Rural Development, Defense, and Homeland Security, five areas of importance for the families, military service members, and men and women in green and blue across TX-28.”

“Beyond those achievements, the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill also brings over $28 million directly and exclusively to the 28thCongressional District of Texas through 15 community projects. From community-based learning centers to the construction of a new family clinic, these projects will create good-paying jobs and strengthen our communities. Thank you to House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro for working with me to deliver these major investments for TX-28. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue to bring South Texas’ hard-earned tax dollars back home for reinvestment into our community.”

The final funding package of the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $28,682,064 in Community Project Funding for 15 community projects across the 28th Congressional District of Texas. They are:


  • $2,160,000 for senior living rehabilitations and emergency generator installations in San Antonio
  • $2,280,000 for community-based learning centers working with 10 faith-based organizations in San Antonio
  • $750,000 for the City of Laredo’s Plaza Theatre Renovation and Restoration Project
  • $2,965,800 for construction of the Duval County Emergency Operations Center
  • $2,500,000 for construction of the Rio Grande City East Water Loop Project
  • $1,997,000 for construction of the new Gateway Family Medicine Clinic on Mines Road
  • $1,285,000 for repairs and enhancements at Jim Hogg County Park
  • $2,975,000 for construction of the new Pleasanton Police Department and Municipal Court
  • $1,500,000 for street improvements in Rio Bravo, Webb County 
  • $2,509,264 for construction of the Rio Grande City Public Safety Building and Emergency Shelter
  • $2,000,000 for conservation of the Rio Grande River for the Binational River Park Project
  • $1,000,000 for establishment of a Center to Combat Human Trafficking at Texas A&M International University
  • $3,000,000 to help construct the Vallecillo Road Project
  • $1,100,000 for construction of a new Zapata County Fire Station
  • $660,000 for rehabilitation and to purchase equipment for the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office