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ElManana: Se compromete en pugnar por carretera

Se compromete en pugnar por carretera “En lugar de estar peleando por el mismo pastel, hay que hacer un pastel muy grande”, explicó el gobernador tamaulipeco electo, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, respecto a la competitividad que existe entre Nuevo Laredo y Colombia en materia de cruces comerciales. Se comprometió a pugnar con los diputados federales para asegurar el presupuesto para reparar la Carretera Nacional en el tramo de La Gloria a la Garita del kilómetro 26, el cual se encuentra en p...

Corpus Christi Caller Times: Port officials celebrate Panama Canal’s expansion

The Panama Canal is nearly 2,700 miles from Corpus Christi, but officials say its historic expansion will have a direct affect on the Coastal Bend's largest port, which is gearing up for increased vessel traffic. Port Authority chairman Charles Zahn led a delegation from the Port of Corpus Christi to Panama last week to witness the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. The $5.4 billion effort to transform the 102-year-old canal took nearly 10 years and 40,000 workers to complete. The new set of ...

TheBrownsvilleHerald: Starr County opposes spraying

Starr County opposes spraying BY BERENICE GARCIA STAFF WRITER RIO GRANDE CITY — The Starr County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing aerial spraying of herbicides along the banks of the Rio Grande which environmentalists argue would pose safety risks to residents. The spraying is part of an effort by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to eradicate Carrizo cane along the river. The cane is viewed as an environmental hazard because of its high water absorption a...

Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security

Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he helped secure funding in the Fiscal Year 2017 House Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would provide $33.5 million for the operation and support of five tactical aerostats and 17 re-locatable towers that are being deployed by the U.S. Border Patrol to the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo...

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Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security

Congressman Cuellar helps secure $33.5 million for Operation and Support of Tactical Aerostats and Re-Locatable Towers for Border Security WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he helped secure funding in the Fiscal Year 2017 House Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would provide $33.5 million for the operation and support of five tactical aerostats and 17 re-locatable towers that are being deployed by the U.S. Border Patrol to the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo...

Rep. Cuellar Includes Amendment to Homeland Security Appropriations to Help Small Businesses Seeking Seasonal Workers

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he, along with Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1), successfully included an amendment to the House Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to help small businesses who depend on H-2B, or temporary guest worker visas. The amendment and the bill passed the committee and now must be voted on by the Full House. Rep. Cuellar speaks at the House Appropriations Committee markup for the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 o...

Congressman Henry Cuellar Announces Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar announced Krystal Zigmond, a junior at East Central High School in San Antonio, Texas, as the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 28th District. Her winning entry is a pen and ink drawing entitled “Who Rescued Who,” which depicts her and her dog shaking hands. “[My dog] was found on the side of the road in a trash bag. We’ve had her for two years now. It’s amazing how a stray dog can come from nowhere and be the best dog ever,” Zigmond said of he...

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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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ElManana: Se compromete en pugnar por carretera

Se compromete en pugnar por carretera “En lugar de estar peleando por el mismo pastel, hay que hacer un pastel muy grande”, explicó el gobernador tamaulipeco electo, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, respecto a la competitividad que existe entre Nuevo Laredo y Colombia en materia de cruces comerciales. Se comprometió a pugnar con los diputados federales para asegurar el presupuesto para reparar la Carretera Nacional en el tramo de La Gloria a la Garita del kilómetro 26, el cual se encuentra en p...

Corpus Christi Caller Times: Port officials celebrate Panama Canal’s expansion

The Panama Canal is nearly 2,700 miles from Corpus Christi, but officials say its historic expansion will have a direct affect on the Coastal Bend's largest port, which is gearing up for increased vessel traffic. Port Authority chairman Charles Zahn led a delegation from the Port of Corpus Christi to Panama last week to witness the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. The $5.4 billion effort to transform the 102-year-old canal took nearly 10 years and 40,000 workers to complete. The new set of ...

TheBrownsvilleHerald: Starr County opposes spraying

Starr County opposes spraying BY BERENICE GARCIA STAFF WRITER RIO GRANDE CITY — The Starr County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing aerial spraying of herbicides along the banks of the Rio Grande which environmentalists argue would pose safety risks to residents. The spraying is part of an effort by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to eradicate Carrizo cane along the river. The cane is viewed as an environmental hazard because of its high water absorption a...

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