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Quick Facts about Congressman Henry Cuellar

  • Lifelong Texan and resident of the Texas-Mexico border
  • Currently serving his sixth term in the U.S. Congress
  • Elected to Congress in 2005
  • Served as a Texas State Representative for 14 years
  • Served as the 102nd Texas Secretary of State
  • Currently in the 114th Congress Henry Cuellar serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations, which oversees the federal budget, reviews proposed expenditures and crafts the legislation that outlines spending for government agencies
  • Serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and House Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
  • Regularly hosts “Community Office Hours” in the 28th District to stay in touch with his constituents
  • With a total of five advanced degrees, Congressman Cuellar is currently the "Most Degreed Member" serving in the House
  • Recognized by the City of Laredo with two schools named in his honor: the Doctor Henry Cuellar Elementary School and the Representative Henry Cuellar Charter School
  • Honored as Laredoan of the Year, Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year
  • Elected Mr. South Texas 2008 for his significant contributions to the economic growth of Laredo and South Texas