Henry (Henry) Cuellar (D-USH28)
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Capitol: 202.225.1640
FAX: 202.225.1641
District: 956.487.5603
Room 2372 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4328

Residence: Laredo, TX
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Imelda Rios   DOB: 9/19/1955
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRiver of Trade Corridor Caucus
Co-ChairLyme Disease Caucus
ChairmanMexico-United States Interparliamentary Group
Co-ChairHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
ChairmanCongressional Pro-Trade Caucus
Co-ChairInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
Co-ChairInterstate 69 Congressional Caucus (I-69)
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Southwestern States Border Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime 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-ChairEnergy Export Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional 4-H Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values
Co-ChairCongressional Family Business Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Resilient Construction Caucus
Co-ChairDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Family Building Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Colombia
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkiye Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Atascosa / Bexar / Hidalgo / La Salle / McMullen / Starr / Webb / Wilson / Zapata


Serving his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Henry Cuellar proudly represents Texas' 28th congressional district, which includes the cities of Laredo, 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 Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, while also serving on the Defense Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. Congressman Cuellar was named Chief Deputy Whip for the 118th 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.