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Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce FAST Lane Expansion Project

Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) joined City of Laredo leaders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, and representatives of the international trade community to announce that federal officials have approved the city’s planned $10.3 million FAST Lane Expansion Project. “This expansion will streamline international commerce through Laredo, eliminating costly bottlenecks and benefiting the local and national economy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is...

Rep Cuellar Responds to Border Wall Cost Estimates

Today, Senate Democrats released a report (attached) attempting to estimate the cost of President Trump’s proposed border wall idea. In response, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee which funds Border Patrol, wrote: "A new report has found that President Trump's border wall idea may cost up to $70 billion taxpayer dollars - despite little evidence it will actually improve security. The President's expensive side project would be a 14...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of United High School Student into Naval Academy Prep School

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the acceptance of Gabriel “Gabe” Acosta into the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. Congressman Cuellar presents United High School Senior Gabriel "Gabe" Acosta with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition in honor of being accepted into the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Pictured from left to right are Gabe's parents and sister, and Congressman Cuellar: L-R, Gabriel Acosta Sr., assistant chief patrol agent at the Laredo Bord...

Se Aprueba Legislación de Cuéllar-Cornyn, Ley de Mejora del Comercio Fronterizo

La legislación del congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, la Ley de Mejoramiento del Comercio Transfronterizo de 2016 (H.R. 875 Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016), fue aprobado hoy por un voto de voz en la Cámara de Representantes de forma unánime. La legislación bipartidista y bicameral otorgará a la oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y a la Administración de Servicios Generales (GSA) la autoridad para establecer alianzas i...

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Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce FAST Lane Expansion Project

Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) joined City of Laredo leaders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, and representatives of the international trade community to announce that federal officials have approved the city’s planned $10.3 million FAST Lane Expansion Project. “This expansion will streamline international commerce through Laredo, eliminating costly bottlenecks and benefiting the local and national economy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is...

Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of United High School Student into Naval Academy Prep School

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the acceptance of Gabriel “Gabe” Acosta into the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. Congressman Cuellar presents United High School Senior Gabriel "Gabe" Acosta with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition in honor of being accepted into the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Pictured from left to right are Gabe's parents and sister, and Congressman Cuellar: L-R, Gabriel Acosta Sr., assistant chief patrol agent at the Laredo Bord...

Rep Cuellar Responds to Border Wall Cost Estimates

Today, Senate Democrats released a report (attached) attempting to estimate the cost of President Trump’s proposed border wall idea. In response, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee which funds Border Patrol, wrote: "A new report has found that President Trump's border wall idea may cost up to $70 billion taxpayer dollars - despite little evidence it will actually improve security. The President's expensive side project would be a 14...

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EL FINANCIERO: ¿Por qué importan las ideologías de los candidatos estadounidenses a México?

Para nuestros dos países, que comparten una de las fronteras más largas del mundo, un alto volumen de comercio de cerca de 1.5 millones de dólares al día, y con 22 millones de estadounidenses de origen mexicano que vive en los Estados Unidos (EU), las buenas relaciones diplomáticas son la base fundamental para el éxito de nuestras economías. Al ser un representante de EU en demarcación fronteriza, me sorprende que el candidato republicano a la presidencia, Donald Trump, siga amenazando la relaci...

La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia siga trabajando para protegernos contra amenazas del terrorismo de todas partes del mundo. La realidad...

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Associations Praise Congressman Cuellar's 'Yes' Vote for Broad-based Economic Recovery Legislation

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received numerous letters of support and gratitude for his vote last week in favor of broad-based economic recovery: Texas Farm Bureau Farm Bureau praises financial relief bill Friday, October 03, 2008 - WACO – As the U.S. House of Representatives, on the second try, passed a bill designed to rescue the nation’s troubled financial system, Texas’ largest farm organization praised members of the Texas Congressional delegation that voted yes on the plan. “This was ...

Congressman Cuellar Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Carlos Marin and Flight Passengers

Congressman Henry Cuellar issues the following statement on the death of Carlos Marin, Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and other officials: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Carlos Marin, his Mexican Counterpart Arturo Herrera, Jake Brisbin, Jr., Executive Director of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and pilot Matthew Peter Juneau. "Carlos was a friend to all who knew him and was a person who truly cared about the well-being of residents along th...

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS AND LOVED ONES OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement today in acknowledgment of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. "As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. "We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and other...

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Se Aprueba Legislación de Cuéllar-Cornyn, Ley de Mejora del Comercio Fronterizo

La legislación del congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, la Ley de Mejoramiento del Comercio Transfronterizo de 2016 (H.R. 875 Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016), fue aprobado hoy por un voto de voz en la Cámara de Representantes de forma unánime. La legislación bipartidista y bicameral otorgará a la oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y a la Administración de Servicios Generales (GSA) la autoridad para establecer alianzas i...

Rep. Cuellar Congratulates Senator Cornyn on Senate Passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today congratulated Senator John Cornyn on Senate passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, a bill that he and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced in February 2015. Yesterday, the bill passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation will give U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) the authority to enter into innovative partnerships with local governments and private sect...

POSTA: Abrirán al público estudio de tren rápido Mty-San Antonio

El estudio de viabilidad para el desarrollo de un tren de alta velocidad que iría desde San Antonio, Texas, hasta Monterrey, Nuevo León, estará disponible para revisión y comentarios del público el próximo 29 de agosto; sin embargo, el Departamento de Transporte de Texas junto con la Administración Federal de Ferrocarriles publicará el estudio final a principios del 2017. El congresista por el Distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar dijo que con esta ruta, los pasajeros harían en dos horas un viaje ...

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