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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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August 11, 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 $4,196,996 in program funding.

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August 11, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Center for Mental Health Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine $101,539 to establish a robust suicide prevention program on its medical school campus.

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.

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August 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, and Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs David Shulkin, to support the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

August 9, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX— Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has received $217,950 in federal funding to plan and prepare for a clinical trial on the effectiveness of exposure therapy as a viable treatment option for dental phobia in children.

August 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) invites South Texas college students to apply for a congressional internship in his Edinburg or Washington, D.C., offices. Applications for Fall 2017 internships are now open.

August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, expressing their concern about the potential construction of a border wall at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

 

August 3, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) $499,985 in federal funding to establish an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. The University’s Center for Industrialization and Commercialization (CIC) will house the site and Dr.

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August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter urging Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, to pardon Texas’ deported veterans. The letter comes a week after Congressman Gonzalez introduced the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation that would bring home deported veterans and expedite their citizenship application process. 

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.

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In The News

July 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Deported veterans would be able to return home and their citizenship application process would be expedited under legislation introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and two other congressmen.

July 27, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning announced in a series of tweets that the U.S government will no longer accept or allow transgender individuals to serve "in any capacity in the US military."

His tweets spurred reaction from several individuals, one of which was U.S Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen.

July 27, 2017 In The News

The public outrage following President Donald Trump’s flippant and amateurishly dictatorial tweet attempting to ban trans persons from the military is a reminder of how fragile the rights of minorities can be.

July 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, has joined his Border Caucus Co-Chair Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, in penning a letter in opposition of the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.

July 17, 2017 In The News

LIVE OAK COUNTY – Local producers who are on the front lines of the ongoing cattle fever tick eradication program here now have an ally in Washington.

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July 16, 2017 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – Two of the three congressmen that represent the Rio Grande Valley have spoken out against rhetoric that harms cross-border commerce.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen recorded video messages for a “legislative report card luncheon” hosted by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and held at the Double Tree Suites in McAllen.

July 12, 2017 In The News

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley throughout the month of June held its popular University Transportation Center for Railway Safety summer camps on the Edinburg Campus.

The four week-long camps make up the largest railway safety-related camp in the nation, with more than 1,000 third- through 12th-graders in attendance this year.

July 7, 2017 In The News

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, has formed a Task Force on National Defense, co-chaired by Reps. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas and Brad Schneider of Illinois.

 

July 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that he will co-chair the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on National Defense. The task force will proactively promote a strong national defense, improve the lives of our service members and veterans, and ensure American global leadership.

June 26, 2017 In The News

Freshman Rep. Vicente González (D-Texas) has launched a Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus with the aim of educating fellow lawmakers about related issues.

 

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.

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June 8, 2017 Video

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, Member of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke on the House Floor addressing his concerns with the CHOICE Act. The Congressman is deeply troubled that the bill will make seniors citizens vulnerable to financial abuse and exploitation schemes.

January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.