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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas


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December 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has announced that the United States Census Bureau recently released plans to open a new Area Census Office in Hidalgo County that will ensure the Rio Grande Valley is properly surveyed in 2020. The Area Census Office is scheduled to open during the summer of 2019 and will service Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties.

December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) along with other members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, calling on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to release an analysis of the House and Senate tax bills.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), and fellow members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, called on congressional leadership to negotiate a long-term, fiscally-responsible, bipartisan budget deal.

November 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has announced his opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to repeal current Net Neutrality regulations that ensure a free and open internet.

November 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was one of only eight members of Congress that celebrated Thanksgiving with service members stationed in Afghanistan. Over the course of the trip, the delegation visited key military capabilities and personnel in Poland, Qatar, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

November 20, 2017 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will participate in this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted against H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would reduce the number of individual income rates from seven to four, while raising taxes on 36 million middle class families and adding anywhere from $1.5 to $2 trillion dollars to the national deficit over the next decade.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Ed Royce (CA-39) introduced the bipartisan Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Modernization Act or the AML and CTF Modernization Act to strengthen the United States Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) system. 

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a finalized 2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which includes a provision that modernizes the Medicare payment system to increase competition and opportunity for innovation of biosimilars.

November 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left multiple dead and injured.


In The News

December 14, 2017 In The News

McALLEN — The U.S. Census Bureau will open an area office in Hidalgo County to ensure everyone in South Texas is properly counted in 2020 — instead of relying only on a regional office based in San Antonio.

November 26, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, visited troops in Afghanistan over the weekend to share a Thanksgiving meal, his office announced late Sunday.

Gonzalez was one of eight members of a bipartisan delegation from Congress to visit the war-torn country. He also visited with troops and saw military installations in Poland, Qatar and Uzbekistan, his office said.

November 10, 2017 In The News

The House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would modernize mineral resource practices and overhaul permitting processes to promote energy development on the outer continental shelf (OCS) and onshore federal acreage.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Environmental protections for wildlife at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near the border in South Texas are also safeguarding one of the U.S. beef industry’s worst enemies: the cattle fever tick.

October 30, 2017 In The News

McALLEN -- Over 250 families and more than 2,000 individuals enjoyed an unusually brisk morning in the fifth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk at the McAllen Sports Park.

October 30, 2017 In The News

Nearly a month after Congress failed to fund a health insurance program for children, states have started running out of money — leaving low-income families in the lurch.

The Children's Health Insurance Program — commonly called CHIP — provides low-cost health insurance for children from families that don't qualify for Medicaid.

October 21, 2017 In The News

McALLEN — The family of a Rio Grande Valley civil rights leader and activist was honored Friday with the presentation of an official congressional proclamation at the Doubletree Suites hotel.

October 12, 2017 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he supports a “smart wall” to improve border security but not a physical barrier.

October 12, 2017 In The News

The hustle and bustle is unmistakable in the streets of Nuevo Progreso, a small Mexican border town which is famous for cheap drinks, cheap medicine, shopping and Winter Texans. In the small border town of about 10,000 people, Jose Maria Martinez earns his keep as a small business owner about five blocks down the main drag strip.

October 10, 2017 In The News

With recent hurricanes narrowly missing the Rio Grande Valley, several local, state and even federal lawmakers who attended Friday’s groundbreaking of a massive $400 million drainage project north of Edinburg near Faysville were wise in warning that our region has been lucky to date.


Photo Galleries

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


September 7, 2017 Video

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) delivered the following remarks at a bipartisan press conference hosted by Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) and the Texas delegation. During the press conference, each member recounted harrowing stories of families affected by Hurricane Harvey as the U.S.

September 5, 2017 Video

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez appeared on CNN with host Ana Cabrera to discuss the urgency of passing a Harvey disaster recovery package and the importance of supporting our nation's DREAMers.

August 7, 2017 Video

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez appeared on CNN with host Ana Cabrera to discuss the RAISE Act, and the letter I sent to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to pardon Texas’ deported veterans.