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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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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.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to include stimulus payments in the next COVID-19 aid package. As it stands, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled that he is not in favor of this proposal.

The Congressman in the letter writes:

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined a first of its kind virtual bipartisan delegation, hosted by the Council of the Americas, that brought some 40 representatives of American and Mexican companies together to discuss trade and investment between the two countries. Congressman Gonzalez was joined by Congressmen Jodey Arrington and Rick Crawford.  

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Donations Acceptance Program (DAP) Reauthorization Act of 2020. The Donations Acceptance Program enables U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to explore, create and facilitate partnerships for improvements on port of entry infrastructures and technology, with the investment made by the local entities. 

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined a Congressional effort to support postal workers and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) during the coronavirus public health crisis.  The move comes at a time when letter carriers must handle a record-setting amount of mail-in election ballots despite efforts to undermine their effectiveness from President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

October 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has moved the deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to November 21, 2020. 

Congressman Gonzalez is urging people who don’t usually file a tax return and have not received an EIP to register as quickly as possible using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here toolon IRS.gov. The tool will not be available after November 21.

September 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $400,000 grant award for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council through the CARES Act. This funding comes as part of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) greater $7.2 million investment of CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to 18 EDA Economic Development District organizations across Texas to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a disaster declaration for Hurricane Hanna. Small businesses in Hidalgo, Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Starr and Willacy Counties  may qualify for disaster assistance.