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, D.C. – On Friday, November 19, 2021, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act:
On Friday, September 24, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) led a letter with Congressmen Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to reconsider including provisions within the Build Back Better Act that threaten American energy jobs and our ability to compete in the global economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.