Congressman Gonzalez has long been a voice for the American consumers and an advocate for fiscally-responsible policies that encourage economic growth and job creation in South Texas. Congressman Gonzalez supports updating our nation’s tax regime so that all Americans benefit from the nation’s tax system equitably.
As a member of the powerful House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Gonzalez seeks to enact policies that protect seniors and service members from financial exploitation and balance the needs of taxpayers, businesses, and regional and community financial institutions.
Congressman Gonzalez is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 18 centrist Democrats committed to financial stability, ensuring a strong national defense, and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people.
A staunch supporter of pragmatism and mutual respect, Congressman Gonzalez proudly serves as the sole Texan in the Problem Solvers Caucus. The newly-formed caucus consists of Democrats and Republicans who pursue common sense, bipartisan economic policies working together for the common good of the United States of America.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was inducted into the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 forward-thinking Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who are committed to advancing pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies in Congress.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Gene Green (TX-29), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Al Green (TX-9), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) issued the following statement regarding their support of the continuing resolution that contains a bipartisan budget agreement, funds the government through March 23, and provides relief for Hurricane Harvey victims:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded $293,800 Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grant to Proyecto Azteca. The funds will be used to provide Self-Help Housing technical assistance to 15 households in Hidalgo County, Texas, for the construction of new homes over a two-year period.
WASHINGTON— Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to reopen the federal government after a three-day government shutdown. The continuing resolution passed by a vote of 266 Yeas to 150 Nays in the U.S. House of Representatives and will keep the government funded until February 8, 2018. It passed in the U.S. Senate by a total vote of 81 Yeas to 18 Nays— 49 Republicans and 32 Democrats voted in favor. Last Thursday, the Congressmen were among six House Democrats who voted to avert a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today regarding negative effects of a government shutdown on Hidalgo County and the state of Texas:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released information today outlining the programs and services that would be affected should a government shutdown occur on January 20, 2018.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to keep the government funded and running. The continuing resolution passed Thursday night by a vote of 230 Yeas to 197 Nays in the U.S. House of Representatives. The congressman’s support comes in response to the inclusion of a 6-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which would guarantee health insurance for thousands of children in South Texas.
Below is a statement from Congressman Gonzalez:
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him not to proceed with a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) request to reinstate a question regarding citizenship in the 2020 Census questionnaire. On December 12, 2017, the DOJ’s Justice Management Division wrote to Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, asking that the Bureau include the question in the questionnaire for the Decennial Census.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The congressman encourages eligible applicants in the 15th District of Texas to apply before the application period closes at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 2, 2018.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $210,000 investment award for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)’s Economic Development District Planning Project in Weslaco, Texas.