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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas


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October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that Texas’ 15th District has received $12,273,740 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in funding for the Community Development Block (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME program.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) encourages students in Texas’ 15th District to pursue international exchange programs hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State, which are celebrating 75 years of exchange programs. These programs are:

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued an update regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Federal Major Disaster Declaration for counties in Texas’ 15th District. On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump amended his disaster declaration from August 25, 2017 to authorize Federal funds for Guadalupe County.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) shared information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to join its Hurricane Recovery Team.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that he will begin a public service announcement (PSA) campaign that encourages voter registration and outlines the correct procedures to register with the state of Texas.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the United States Census Bureau, Dr. Ron Jarmin, urging the Bureau to promptly open an office in the Rio Grande Valley to ensure an efficient, effective, and accurate Census in 2020.

October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Last week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 2519, the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to United States Airforce Academy Superintendent, Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria, to commend his response regarding an incident involving racial slurs found on message boards at the Academy’s preparatory school.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $350,000 investment to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council for the development of its “Explore Rio Grande Valley” marketing program and mobile application.

September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Scott Taylor (VA-02) introduced legislation designed to increase the flexibility of Pell Grants. The Professional Pell Education Learning (PROPEL) Act expands student choice by allowing Pell Grants to be utilized at trade and vocational schools.



In The News

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.

October 8, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony. Interviewed afterwards, he promised to work hard to secure federal funds for the Raymondville Drain project.

October 5, 2017 In The News

Citing accuracy and effectiveness in determining Rio Grande Valley growth, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, penned a letter urging the U.S. Census Bureau to open a regional office in the Valley.

October 1, 2017 In The News

EDINBURG - One of the nation’s largest STEM conferences kicked off with a huge announcement Sunday for the 16th annual event.

October 1, 2017 In The News

As congressman of the 15th District of Texas, it is my responsibility to listen and engage with South Texans. On Sept. 18, Juan Del Bosque, of Donna, sent a letter to The Monitor asking a series of questions.

September 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 2017) — House Financial Services Committee Member Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., along with Rep.

September 15, 2017 In The News

GOP and Democratic reps believe President Trump when he says his intention is to move tax reform soon, in a bipartisan fashion, according to lawmakers who spoke to The Hill.

September 14, 2017 In The News

Less than a week after President Trump announced he was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at least nine DACA recipients were held without reasonable explanation for approximately eight hours at a border checkpoint in Falfurr


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.