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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s failure to act in the interest of American security during a joint press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging Hidalgo County residents, affected by recent severe storms and flooding, to apply for available Individual Assistance (IA) offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), authorized by the administration’s Federal Disaster Declaration – FEMA-4377-DR.

July 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian military officers for cyber-hacking activity during the 2016 elections:

July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has introduced H.R. 6281, the Veterans Flexibility of Annuities for Income Relief (FAIR) Act of 2018, to modify the Survivor Benefit Plan to extend the one-year opt-out window to six years.

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, has awarded The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) nearly $500,000 in federal funding. The grant will finance the research and development of a Nano formulated Anti-HIV drug.

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July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging businesses in Hidalgo County affected by recent severe storms and flooding to seek out available assistance provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the designated Business Recovery Center in Weslaco, Texas.

July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen’s visit to Guatemala with Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D.

July 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has announced that President Donald J. Trump has approved a federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties. The declaration follows severe weather in June that caused up to seven feet of flooding in some areas of the Rio Grande Valley.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has sent a second letter to both President Donald J. Trump, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long requesting that federal disaster assistance be granted for Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, and Coastal Bend. This funding would assist in recovery efforts following recent severe weather and flooding.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s inclusion of Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, and Starr Counties in the State Disaster Declaration.

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In The News

April 26, 2018 In The News

One U.S. Marine Veteran has hope in the current administration as Congressman Vicente Gonzalez sent a letter to President Trump urging him to honor his promise of protecting deported veterans.

April 24, 2018 In The News

More efforts are being made to ensure the longevity of citrus, not only in the Rio Grande Valley, but across the nation.

"The citrus industry is a very important part of our economy and provides a lot of jobs for South Texas," said Congressman Vicente Gonzalez.

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April 23, 2018 In The News

The Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) received additional support from bipartisan Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in a recent letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) urging that more funds be designated to it this year. U.S. Reps.

April 12, 2018 In The News

As the days go on, more troops are in Starr County securing the border.

The National Guard remains in the Valley in response to President Trump's border security mandate.

Roma residents say they have not seen troops in their city, but our cameras were rolling as troops monitored the Rio Grande, waiting for any illegal activity that may be lurking.

March 26, 2018 In The News

Ever since the idea was floated out three months ago — to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census — it has provoked much opposition. Nevertheless, the Trump administration this week decided the question will be asked.

And that has us asking: Why?

March 7, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez sent a letter to every U.S. state governor calling on them to pardon veterans who are currently in deportation proceedings or have already been deported.

February 12, 2018 In The News

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District (ISD) leadership to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved a $8,540,000 loan for Edcouch-Elsa ISD to construct a new Career and Technology Program building and a maintenance facility building.

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January 21, 2018 In The News

I come from a working-class family and I have always been with the people. When I was a young boy, my mother would take me to visit family in Monterrey, Mexico. As a young adult, I backpacked throughout Latin America in awe of the hospitality and generosity of people living there.

January 11, 2018 In The News

Despite a federal court ruling delaying the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, members of Congress continue bipartisan negotiations Wednesday to come up with a replacement for the program.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Daniela González Rendon has 265 days until her work authorization and protection from deportation — granted under DACA — expire.

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Photo Galleries

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

Videos

March 26, 2018 Video

On March 26, 2018, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez spoke with KRGV Channel 5 News in response to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire.

March 15, 2018 Video

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of resilient and formidable women past and present. I am honored to join all the mothers, sisters, and daughters in pledging my support for women everywhere.

March 8, 2018 Video

The women on Team Gonzalez honor International Women's Day.

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