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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Economy

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. 

 

More on Economy

August 10, 2017 Press Release

MCALLEN, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Office of Head Start within the Administration for Children and Families, has awarded the Hidalgo County Head Start Program $9,186,984 in project funding. Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness for pre-school children from low-income families.

The grant will enable Head Start to continue providing Hidalgo County children and families access to child development programs and other services.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), whose district is anchored in McAllen on the U.S.-Mexico Border, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in opposition to spending $1.6 billion of taxpayer money to construct a wall along the southern border.

July 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released the following statement regarding the potential construction of a fence at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

"I am concerned by recent reports about plans to construct a border fence through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge – one of our country’s most precious refuges,” said Congressman Gonzalez.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Chair of the Oil & Gas Caucus, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 2883, Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act. The bill enacts key reforms that will bring transparency, reliability, efficiency, and regulatory certainty to the permitting process for cross-border energy infrastructure such as pipelines and electric transmission lines.

 

July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating objectives outlined by the United States Trade Representative.

 

“For more than 20 years, businesses and communities in South Texas have flourished under the deal, and NAFTA remains an important economic driver for our local economy,” Congressman Gonzalez said.

 

June 19, 2017 Press Release

STOCKDALE, TX -- Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency awarded $50,000 to the City of Stockdale as a part of the Community Facility Grant Program. These funds will be used to replace the existing truck, which has been in use since 1984.

 

June 11, 2017 In The News

 

WESLACO, RGV – The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council has passed a resolution that will form the basis of the Valley’s message when 35 or so of its local leaders visit Washington this week.

The leaders are participating in the first ever RGV to DC trip. Organized by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, Rio South Texas Economic Council, and LRGVDC, the visit runs June 12-15.

 

February 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will join the bipartisan PROBLEM SOLVERS Caucus, a group composed of 12 Democrat and 12 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, has secured a position on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments. It is extremely rare for a first-term member of Congress to serve on such an influential subcommittee, which has direct jurisdiction and oversight of Wall Street. He also secured positions on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.