Reps. Cuellar, Gonzalez Announce $374,580 for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Funds will expand economic development in South Texas

Texas Border Business

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Mission, TX – Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will hold a press conference on Monday, December 2, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm CST to announce $374,580 in federal funds for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These funds, awarded through the USDA Rural Development grant program, will assist the University in providing resources and guidance to rural counties across South Texas regarding economic development.

Following the announcement, they will provide media partners from the Rio Grande Valley with an update on legislative priorities and will discuss topics including appropriations, border trade, recent grant funding to the Rio Grande Valley, as well as immigration. Congressman Cuellar will also be talking about his recent trip to Mexico City to discuss USMCA and immigration issues with high-ranking Mexican officials.  

Vicente Gonzalez

WHO:   Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Congressman Vicente Gonzales (TX-15)

Veronica Gonzalez, UTRGV Vice President

Colin Cain, Director of UTRGV Texas Rural Cooperative Center

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Dr. Parwinder Grewal, UTRGV Executive Vice President Research, Graduate Studies, and New Program Development

Mr. George Bennack, Executive Director for Rural Business Development

WHAT:      Announcing federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Media availability to follow to discuss topics including appropriations, border security, USMCA, and immigration.


WHEN:      Monday, December 2, 2019, at 3:00 pm

WHERE:   Mission Economic Development Corporation, Conference Room 115, 801 N Bryan Rd, Mission, TX. 78572

Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Previously, he served as a Texas State Representative and Texas Secretary of State.

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