Henry (Henry) Cuellar (D-28)

US Representative Henry Cuellar

Henry (Henry) Cuellar (D-28)
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Capitol: 202.225.1640
FAX: 202.225.1641
District: 956.424.3942
Room 2372 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4328
117 East Tom Landry
Mission, TX 78572-4610
Residence:Laredo, TX

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberRiver of Trade Corridor Caucus
Co-ChairLyme Disease Caucus
ChairmanMexico-United States Interparliamentary Group
Co-ChairHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
ChairmanCongressional Pro-Trade Caucus
Co-ChairInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
Co-ChairInterstate 69 Congressional Caucus (I-69)
Co-ChairCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refinery Caucus
Co-ChairTexas Caucus on Shale Oil and Gas
Co-ChairCongressional Humane Bond Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
Co-ChairCongressional Resilient Construction Caucus
Co-ChairDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional 4-H Caucus
Co-ChairEnergy Export Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Southwestern States Border Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
Co-ChairJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Colombia
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


Serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Henry Cuellar proudly represents Texas' 28th congressional district, which includes the cities of Laredo, Mission, Rio Grande City, and San Antonio. Congressman Cuellar supports equal opportunity for men and women of all backgrounds. His legislative principles are based on the belief that education, family values and hard work should open doors to new opportunities for all Americans. Congressman Cuellar serves as the only Texas Democrat on the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee. 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. Congressman Cuellar was named Chief Deputy Whip for the 117th Congress, where he works in a bipartisan manner to serve the American people. As one of eight children born to migrant farm workers in Laredo, Texas, Congressman Cuellar was raised with a passion for education and an unwavering work ethic, as he sought to attain his educational goals. As the most degreed member of Congress, he credits his education with informing his public service to Texas. After earning his associate degree from Laredo Community College Summa Cum Laude, he enrolled in Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Here, while working part-time jobs to accord his graduate degree, the Congressman still managed to graduate Cum Laude, a reflection to his academic commitment. When he returned to Texas, Congressman Cuellar completed a master's degree in International Trade at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and earned both a Juris Doctor and Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Recently, Dr. Cuellar received a Professional Certificate in Budget and Finance from Georgetown University In 1981, Congressman Cuellar started practicing law and later became a licensed customs broker in 1983 and taught at Laredo State University (TAMIU) as an Adjunct Professor for International Commercial Law from 1984 to 1986. The following year, Congressman Cuellar decided to fully dedicate his life to public service and served as a Texas State Representative, Texas Secretary of State and now as a U.S. Congressman. Dr. Cuellar has been an educator, lawyer and small business owner. Congressman Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, reside in Laredo, Texas with their two daughters, Christy and Catie.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Imelda Rios   DOB: 9/19/1955
Counties Representing
La Salle