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Track Record

Henry Cuellar has a proven record of getting things done. An expert on border security, international trade, energy, and job creation. The son of migrant workers, Henry worked his way through college washing dishes and became the most degreed member of Congress. In this campaign his priorities are increasing access to health care and lowering prescription drug prices, protecting local jobs, stopping Trump and his border wall, and supporting our local public schools. As a senior, respected member of Congress, Henry has delivered tens of millions to address local priorities. Henry has established a reputation for bringing common sense to Congress and always puts the families he represents first.


Quick Facts about Congressman Henry Cuellar

  • Lifelong Texan and resident of the Texas-Mexico border

  • Currently serving his eight 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 116th Congress Henry Cuellar serves as the only Texas Democrat 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.

  • He is the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, while also serving on the Defense Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

  • He was named Chief Deputy Whip for the 116th Congress.

  • He was ranked as the most bipartisan democrat of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress in Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy's "Bipartisan Index." 

  • 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