Texas Border Business
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has been named Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
This Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the entire Department of Homeland Security, the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the Science and Technology Directorate.
Congressman Cuellar will also sit on the Defense Subcommittee along with Military Construction & Veterans Affairs.
“I am honored to serve as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee and I will use this new position to continue advocating for border communities,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As the first Representative of a border district to lead this Subcommittee, I will deliver bipartisan, common-sense solutions to secure our border, champion the men and women in green and blue, and protect border communities.”
Congressman Cuellar continued: “I’ve lived at the border my entire life – I know the work that needs to be done and how to tackle the problems that communities up and down the Southern Border face on a daily basis. We will accomplish these common-sense, bipartisan initiatives while treating migrants and those seeking to come to the United States with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Additionally, I’ll use my position on the Defense and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Subcommittees to continue delivering resources for veterans, our military bases in San Antonio, as well as our men and women currently in uniform.
I would like to thank Chairwoman DeLauro, Leader Jeffries, Whip Clark, and Chairman Aguilar for their support and the opportunity to serve in this critically important position. It is time to get to work.”