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Valley congressmen secure nearly $100 million to combat cattle fever ticks

March 24, 2018

While funding related to border wall construction nabbed the most attention upon passage of the omnibus spending bill, the bill also included continued funding for the eradication of cattle fever ticks.

In the bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, Congress secured $96.5 million for the cattle health program overseen by the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.

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Renaming of Mission post office addressed on House floor

March 6, 2018

The renaming of a local post office took a national stage Monday.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about H.R. 1209, a bill he filed to rename the post office in Mission.

The post office, located on 901 N. Francisco Avenue, will be named Mission Veterans Post Office Building if the bill is successful.

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NAFTA prospects through the lens of Mexico

December 17, 2017

Silently, deadlines linger.

It’s handled in hypothesis, Tony Payan cautioned, but as July’s Mexican presidential election inches closer, the more complicated renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement could become.

Payan, director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute, is not alone. And the question now is whether the July 1 election will prompt the Trump administration and its NAFTA negotiators to adopt a sense of urgency.

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McAllen’s reimbursement request in governor’s office

July 22, 2017

McALLEN — In a request to Gov. Greg Abbott, the city of McAllen on Friday officially asked to be reimbursed $530,000 it spent on humanitarian aid during the surge of Central American immigrants over the past three years, both state and city officials confirmed.

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Cuellar to Abbott: Reimburse McAllen for humanitarian expenses

July 15, 2017

For three years, the state of Texas has avoided reimbursing border communities money spent on humanitarian relief efforts during the immigrant waves of unaccompanied minors that inundated the region — stating that those communities were not eligible under federal rules to be reimbursed.

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City still seeks money for aiding immigrants

July 14, 2017

McALLEN — As Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to campaign for re-election here Saturday, Mayor Jim Darling said Thursday he plans to ask the governor why he has withheld a federal reimbursement to the City of McAllen.

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RGV officials visit Washington to tell Valley’s story

June 15, 2017

McALLEN — The first Valley-wide trip to Washington happened this week in an attempt to educate those at the capital who have not been here to visit.

“I see officials from Austin, D.C., they talk about the Valley in a negative light,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a conference call Wednesday.

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