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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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September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vincente Gonzalez (TX-15) released 

September 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, September 7, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) with his colleague, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined forces to introduce the Member Business Loan Expansion Act, which aims to expand the lending ability of credit unions to $100,000. The current lending threshold is $50,000. 

 

August 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 29, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) attended the inaugural hearing for the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth entitled: “The Nature and Consequences of American Economic Disparity”. Congressman Gonzalez was appointed to investigate and focus on the connection between economic growth and infrastructure connectivity.

 

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the House passage of H.R. 4502, the House’s Seven-Bill Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes $6,754,454 for several Community Projects Funding Requests.  

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Alex Mooney (WV-02) introduced H.R. 4088, the Improvement of Mapping, Addresses, Geography, Elevation and Structures (IMAGES) Act of 2021, to enhance the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which provides affordable premiums for homeowners by reforming a critical missing piece from flood maps.

June 16, 2021 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to service on the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Congressman Gonzalez has been appointed to focus on the connection between economic growth and infrastructure connectivity.
 
May 27, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $1.8 million in federal funding for the McAllen Center for Urban Ecology awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance. 

 

May 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the City of Pharr to build a facility that will be used by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to expand its School of Nursing. The project is meant to address nursing shortages and allow for the region to prepare for and best respond to COVID-19 and future health-related issues.

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.