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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. 

 

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June 19, 2018 Press Release

Pictured above: Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) with community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual RGV2DC fly-in.

June 11, 2018 Press Release

Pictured above: Community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual RGV2DC fly-in.

June 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Recently, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) and French Hill (R-AR-02) introduced H.R. 6021, the Small Business Audit Correction Act, that provides much-needed regulatory relief for small investment brokers by exempting them from certain audit requirements and reinstating previous regulations. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced companion legislation, S. 3004, in the Senate.

June 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to levy steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico:

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Doug Collins (R-GA-09) introduced H.R. 5958, the Phair Pricing Act of 2018, to lower the cost of prescription medications for patients in the Medicare Part D program.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for projects under its Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) program. This initiative supports investments in connectivity, training, business development, and infrastructure.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program. These grants are intended to help small, low-income rural communities address gaps in resources and staff. Applications are due Monday, July 2, 2018.  

April 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is now accepting applications for three grants to improve state and local law enforcement agencies’ ability to address community issues and combat drug abuse and distribution.

April 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that NeighborWorks America, an organization funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has awarded a $431,000 grant to Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. Affordable Homes of South Texas will use the funds to promote affordable housing, revitalize neighborhoods, and spur job growth in Texas.

April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, these loans assist eligible rural communities construct, improve, and extend the reach of vital broadband infrastructure.