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Dear Friends,

Please take a moment to read my latest update from this week in Washington and Texas Congressional District 28. You can stay connected by signing up for my weekly email here.

Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic Expands Health Care Services for South Texas Vets

On Tuesday I announced new services and a new partnership with Laredo Medical Center to provide in-patient health care services to veterans in South Texas at the Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic.

Last Tuesday I announced the expansion of health care services at the Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic, including in-patient hospital stays for the first time in history thanks to a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Laredo Medical Center and community physicians through TriWest.

Other expanded services on-site at the clinic include two new primary care doctors, a dental hygienist and dental assistant, an on-board EMS, police, radiology, and laboratory work that will serve veterans throughout Webb, La Salle and Zapata counties. Veterans and their families in these counties will no longer have to spend time and money traveling to San Antonio to get the health services they need.

Bringing these services to Laredo-area veterans has always been a priority of mine and I will continue to work hard in Washington to make sure our veterans get the support and medical care they rightfully deserve.

Read more about these new expanded services here.

Meeting with Healthcare Coalition in the Valley
On Wednesday, my Southern District Outreach Coordinator Nichole Hernandez met with a healthcare coalition in the Rio Grande Valley to discuss raising public awareness with partnerships and resources.

Topics discussed include outreach on Disaster Crisis Management Events, Back-to-School Supplies, Food For the Hungry and Health Care Coverage.

Addressing Students at Texas A&M International University

On Feb. 20, I hosted a discussion with business students from Texas A&M International University about scholarship and study opportunities in petroleum engineering and politics. (Pictured above).

Last week, I invited the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States, Elin Suleymanov, to speak to the students of Texas A&M International University about opportunities to study in Asia. I also invited Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz and TAMIU President Ray Keck to discuss the development of a new petroleum engineering program at the university.

TX28 Federal Agency Tips

Tips for Navigating the VA Claims Process

This video from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides some steps to help you navigate the VA claims process.


Henry Cuellar

The House of Representatives is in session next week


Rep. Cuellar In the News

2/25/15, Laredo Morning Times: Veterans' Outpatient Clinic Services Improving

2/25/15, El Manana de Nuevo Laredo: Cumplen su sueño, serán atendidos en el Laredo Medical

2/24/15, KGNS: Local veterans allowed to have hospital stays at LMC

2/24/15, Laredo Sun: Rep. Cuellar Announces Expansion Of VA Health Care Services, Includes First-Ever In-Patient Hospital Stay Option For Laredo-Area Veterans
2/22/15, KGNS: DHS Shutdown Deadline Approaches

Neighborhood Office Hours

Tuesday, March 3

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

Palmhurts City Hall
4417 N. Shary Rd.
11:30am - 12:30am
Palmhurst, TX

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

Thursday, March 5

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

Open to Laredo

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

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

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

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

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