March 26, 2013 - Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX, 28th District) recently joined the Advisory Board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. In announcing Cuellar's appointment, Stephen Zamora, Director of the Center, stated that "Henry Cuellar's unique position as an influential leader in Congress from an important border state will make him an invaluable resource in helping our Center focus on important issues of U.S. – Mexico relations."
One of eight children born to migrant farm workers in Laredo, Texas, Congressman Cuellar has a distinguished career of public service. During his 14-years as a Texas State Representative, he was an active member of the House Appropriations, Higher Education and Calendar Committees. He also served as Secretary of State of Texas, where he introduced voter initiatives to register, educate, and protect voters' rights while ensuring of a more customer-friendly, transparent and accountable state agency.
Since his successful election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, Congressman Cuellar has been a voice for South Texans on issues of Homeland Security, agriculture, government efficiency and protecting veterans. Job creation, accessibility to constituents, education, economic development and national security are his priorities.
In the current 113th Congress, Congressman Cuellar serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittees on Homeland Security and on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. Mr. Cuellar is also Vice Chairman of the House Steering and Policy Committee, the House Leadership committee that sets the policies and messaging strategy. He is also a Senior Whip, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, if the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a Co-Founder of the Pro Trade Caucus.
With a total of 5 advanced degrees, including a J.D. and Ph. D, Congressman Cuellar is the "Most Degreed Member" serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, reside in Laredo, Texas with their two daughters, Christy and Catie.
For more information on Congressman Cuellar, see www.cuellar.house.gov.