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CUELLAR, Henry, A Representative from Texas; born in Laredo, Webb County, Tex., September 19, 1955; graduated from J.W. Nixon High School, Laredo, Tex., 1974; A.A., Laredo Community College, Laredo, Tex., 1976; B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1978; J.D., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1981; M.A., Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Tex., 1982; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1998; lawyer, private practice; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1987-2001; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; Texas secretary of state, 2001; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Henry Cuellar" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Appropriations
  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
    • Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism - Chair
    • Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response - Chair
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
  • House Committee - Small Business
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