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Congressional Report

Dear friends,

Please take a moment to read my latest update from Washington and Texas' 28th Congressional District.

Below you will find information regarding meetings to expand higher education in Wilson County, honors to community leaders who have helped Webb County grow, meetings with officials to discuss Central American immigration, small business health care options workshops, an intern spotlight and an informational video from the CDC regarding the importance of vaccinations.

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Meeting with Floresville Economic Development Director

On August 12, my outreach coordinator for Wilson County, Gilbert Lafuente, met with Floresville Economic Development Director Tommy Baker to discuss higher education in Wilson County, specifically on how to provide training in welding, nursing and technology via mobile university units.

Recognizing Community Leaders of Laredo
On August 21, my outreach coordinator for Webb, La Salle and Zapata Counties, Alec Martinez, presented congressional certificates of recognition to five community leaders for outstanding contributions to Webb County. Pictured from left to right are Outreach Coordinator Alec Martinez and former Laredo City Manager Carlos Villarreal. 

Meeting with Representatives in the Rio Grande Valley to Discuss Migration from Central America
Earlier this month, my southern district outreach coordinator, Nichole Hernandez, met with representatives from the City of McAllen and the City of Brownsville, as well as congressional and consular representatives at the Anzalduas Bridge in McAllen to discuss updates from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala on their strategic plans to help with immigration issues.

SHOP Workshops throughout District 28
This week I hosted free Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) workshops throughout my district in order to provide the necessary information for small business owners regarding individual and employer health care.

Intern Spotlight:
Meral B. Aycicek - Washington, D.C. Office

Chicago native Meral B. Aycicek was an intern in my Washington, D.C., office this summer. She is currently a senior at Northside College Preparatory High School and plans to study international diplomacy and business at Georgetown University.

Read more about Meral and other interns in my office here.

Find out how to apply for an internship with my office either in the district or in D.C. here.

TX28 Tips
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles
Since measles is still common in many countries, unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. and it can spread. This video from the CDC explains how you can protect yourself, your family and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, especially before traveling internationally. Ask your doctor if everyone in your family has received all recommended doses of MMR and other vaccines for best protection.


Henry Cuellar

The House is in recess next week.


Rep. Cuellar
In the News

8/26/15, KGNS: Rep. Cuellar marks Women’s Equality Day

8/26/15, El Manana de Reynosa: Imparten taller informativo para pequeños negocios (Rep. Cuellar Hosts Informative Workshop for Small Businesses)

8/25/15, Texas Standard Radio: U.S. Congressman from Texas Praises Efforts at Mexico's Southern Border

8/25/15, Del Rio Herald-News: Moving towards North American Energy Security

8/25/15, KGNS: Cuellar hosting Small Business Health Options Program

8/25/15, McAllen Monitor: Healthcare workshop for small businesses in Mission today

8/25/15, El Periodico USA: Intercambio de petróleo, es tan sólo el primer paso (Oil swaps is only the first step)

8/24/15, El Manana de Nuevo Laredo: Portarán cámaras, también en Aduana (Customs will wear body cameras)

8/24/15, The Hill: Texas Dem: Mexico’s southern border security efforts paying off

8/24/15, KSAT: Judge orders immigrant families released from detention

8/24/15, Tulsa World: U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Repeal the ban on crude oil exports

8/23/15, McAllen Monitor: COMMENTARY: Fixing transportation congestion at border crossings

8/23/15, El Manana de Reynosa: Beneficiarán a 5 mil veteranos (5 thousand veterans to benefit)

8/20/15, XHNOE: Equipan con cámaras al CBP y Border Patrol (CBP and Border Patrol will be equipped with cameras)

Neighborhood Office Hours

Tuesday, September 1st

Selma Stage Stop Visitor Center
9374 Valhalla
9:00am - 10:00am
Selma, TX

Live Oak City Hall
8001 Shin Oak Dr.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live Oak, TX

Universal City - Public Works Conference Room
265 Kitty Hawk Rd.
10:30am - 11:30am
Universal City, TX

Falcon Community Center
Third at Ramireno
9:15am - 10:15am
Falcon, TX

Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Office
1103 Hwy 83
1:15pm - 2:00pm
San Ygnacio, TX

Zapata County Courthouse
200 E. 7th Ave
11:00am - 12:00pm
Zapata, TX

Mission City Hall
1201 E. 8th Street
9:00am - 10:00am
Mission, TX

Palmhurst City Hall
4417 North Shary Road
11:30am - 12:30am
Palmhurst, TX

Palmview Multi Purpose Center
406 West Veterans Blvd
10:15am - 11:15am
Palmview, TX

Tuesday, September 3rd

Pleasanton City Hall
108 2nd Street
10:00am - 11:30am
Pleasanton, TX

Charlotte City Maint Bldg
11 Bruce Place
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Charlotte, TX

Jourdanton County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Circle
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Jourdanton, TX

Fire Dept Meeting Room
500 Cenizo
9:30am - 10:30am
Sullivan City, TX

Penitas City Hall
FM 1427
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Penitas, TX

La Joya Senior Citizens Center
925 Lee Street
11:00am - 12:00pm
La Joya, TX

Have a question about neighborhood office hours? Call my toll free number at 877-780-0028

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