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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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April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and 163 bipartisan and bicameral signatories sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman, calling on the administration to fix the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant portal. When the website through which venues could apply for relief finally opened on April 8, it immediately crashed.

Congressman Gonzalez supported the Save Our Stages Act which was signed into law on December 27, 2020 promising $16 billion in relief to entertainment venues and businesses.

April 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has co-sponsored the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021, legislation that will fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to teachers, firefighters, police officers and public servants who are impacted by this provision. 

March 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 18, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to pass H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act which will provide stability, predictability and fairness to the workers who feed and clothe America. This bipartisan bill provides reforms that will overhaul the farmworker visa program, improve agricultural labor standards, and help American farmers compete in global markets.

March 15, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced $1,179,382 was allocated to San Marcos and New Braunfels by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). The cities received allocations from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

 

March 10, 2021 Press Release

 
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that he helped secure more than $380 million with the passage of the COVID-19 relief package The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The package would provide approximately $380,708,022.26 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to cities and counties throughout South Texas. These funds will be used to help these communities recover from the devastating effects that the pandemic has had on local economies and livelihoods.  
 

March 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $16,206,307 was allocated to four cities and one county in the Rio Grande Valley in the 15th District of Texas by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).

Allocations include the following programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); CDBG Recovery Housing Program (RHP); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that he would vote in favor of the American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden. The American Rescue Plan is a $1.9 trillion economic relief package that would help American families and small businesses struggling to make ends meet.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will vote in favor of the stand-alone CASH Act, which would provide $2,000 checks for fifteen million Americans. 

 

December 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, S. 2174, the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act passed the U.S.