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ENG: Henry Roberto Cuellar (born September 19, 1955) is the U.S Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district extends from the Rio Grande to the suburbs of San Antonio, including Guadalupe County and nearby Wilson County. Outside of politics, he has served as a professor at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, TX. Early life, education, and pre-political career Cuellar was born in Laredo, the seat of Webb County in southern Texas, where he has resided most of his life. Cuellar's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Cuellar, Sr., were migrant workers who never completed schooling beyond the fifth grade. He is the oldest of eight children. His brother, Martin Cuellar, Jr., is the ...
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Cuellar and Partners Honor Vets With a Heroes Opport. Fair


Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) joined the The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions in presenting the Heroes Opportunity Fair – a free event open to the public, but tailored towards helping local and returning veterans learn of the resources available on a local, state and federal level. “The fair was designed with the needs of veterans in mind,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Our veterans can find information on jobs, educational opportunities, and veterans benefits all under one roof. I thank The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and ...


Congressman hosts grants conference in McAllen


Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) hosted a multi-city grants videoconference at South Texas College, in which more than 170 participants gained insightful knowledge of the latest tools and resources available to submit a successful grant application. Cuellar and representatives from the Congressional Research Service, Grants.gov, The Foundation Center and The FundBook joined participants at South Texas College via videoconference from Washington D.C. "At today's workshop we wanted to keep it simple: grants are available and here's how you can apply," said Congressman Cuellar. "We have a ...


Henry Cuellar respects Perry, but won’t endorse him


Rep. Henry Cuellar, who crossed party lines in 2000 to endorse Republican George W. Bush, stopped just short of calling that endorsement a mistake. In an interview, he also made clear he would notendorse his friend Rick Perry in this year’s presidential race. Cuellar remains loyal to the Texas governor, who appointed the Laredo Democrat to serve as Texas secretary of state before he won his seat in Congress. But the past experience of crossing party lines and the resulting political fallout would prevent him from doing it again. “I’m just a big believer in ...


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Rep. Cuellar, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Discuss NAFTA
Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss NAFTA renegotiation, along with Representatives McSally, Pearce, and Hurd. The purpose of the meeting was for the Secretary to hear from members of Congress who represent districts on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar said, “I talked with Secretary Ross about the issues that matter most to my constituents, including infrastructure at the border, the North American Development Bank (NADBank), the energy sector, cross-border financial transactions – and, of course, NAFTA. I found him to be very knowledgeable about trade issues. We had a productive conversation and I look forward to continuing to work with him.” Congressman Cuellar and a bipartisan group of members of Congress meet with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss NAFTA and other issues on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Cuellar Fights $144.3 Billion in Government Waste
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has moved to improve government efficiency and save taxpayer money, by ordering multiple agencies to reduce unnecessary printing, avoid improper payments that last year wasted $144.3 billion, and collect fines in a timely manner. Paperwork Reduction In the recent Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funded the federal government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, Congressman Cuellar ordered many federal bodies - including the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, State, Interior, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Justice, as well as NASA and the National Science Foundation - to reduce printing and reproduction costs. Each Department and agency will have to report to Congress about their efforts in these areas, including how much taxpayer money is saved. Congressman Cuellar will share the results of those reports with the public. Improper Payments He also ordered an effort across the federal government to eliminate improper payments,
Rep. Cuellar Meets Congressional Art Competition Winner from Roma at Nation’s Capitol
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced that Roma High School sophomore Melissa Garcia was chosen as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner for District 28. Today, Congressman Cuellar met with Melissa and her family during a reception in Washington, D.C., where her artwork is currently on display at the U.S. Capitol Building. Travel for Melissa and her family to Washington was provided by Southwest Airlines and other accommodations by the Upper Valley Art League and Bill Canales of Rio Motors Co. in Rio Grande City. Melissa’s winning entry is a color pencil drawing on poster board entitled "Acceptance Within," which depicts two cultures coming together and signifies the acceptance of herself as a young Mexican-American woman on the Texas-Mexico border. “Melissa has a great deal of talent. Her artwork is not only beautiful and deeply inspiring, but it reflects the diversity of the communities on the border.” said Congressman Cuellar. “My district is b
Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $100 Million Plan for Technology and Other Infrastructure to Modernize World Trade Bridge into a World Class Cargo Processing Facility
LAREDO, Texas – Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, the Office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the City of Laredo, the State of Texas, and representatives of the international trade community to announce a $100 million plan to increase technology and modernize Laredo’s World Trade Bridge and make it a world-class cargo facility. This will transform the port into the World Trade Bridge 2.0. “The World Trade Bridge is already the busiest land port in the western hemisphere with over $300 billion in trade generated and over 2 million trucks crossing annually,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is a powerhouse when it comes to trade, and we want to make sure we remain number one. This collaborative effort to increase technology and expand our facilities on the bridge will increase the port’s efficiency significantly over the next few years. With more efficient processing, incre



 
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