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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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November 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants in the Cameron and Hidalgo Counties to apply for an available Partnership Specialist position with the U.S. Census Bureau. 

 

November 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a loan of $50,000,000 to San Miguel Electric Cooperative. 

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November 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has started accepting applications for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) for Fiscal Year 2018.

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November 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressmen Vincente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced over $88.4 million in federal awards for South Texas financially disadvantaged students and Hispanic education. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP).

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November 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently submitted official correspondence to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in response to the agency’s public comment period.

November 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement encouraging residents of the 15th District of Texas, and every American, to exercise their civic duty to vote.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Defense’s announcement of Operation Faithful Patriot.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

October 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Defense Secretary James Mattis’ plans to send additional U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico Border.

October 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Cornyn (TX) and Ted Cruz (TX) today joined Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) in a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William ‘Brock’ Long requesting that FEMA reconsider their denial of damages reported by Cameron and Hidalgo Counties in their applications for Public Assistance (PA) re

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In The News

October 16, 2018 In The News

RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV – It’s a sign of just how much the Starr County economy has grown when its economic development leaders can be blasé about an investment of $50 million.

But, to some extent that is happening. Investments of more than $150 million and $250 million, mostly in the energy sector, are becoming the norm.

October 15, 2018 In The News

FALFURRIAS – Brooks County leaders met to discuss flooding issues in Falfurrias on Monday.

Flooding in Jim Hogg, Duval and Brooks counties brought community members together to find a solution for the stagnant water and drainage issues.

October 15, 2018 In The News

The Department of Justice awarded a nonprofit $700,000 to help pay for legal services for victims of human trafficking.

The grant for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc. comes from the DOJ’s Office of Victims of Crime-Human Trafficking and is part of a series of monies awarded to four other entities, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez announced Thursday.

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October 11, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Thursday it will waive more than two dozen environmental and land use laws to speed construction of new border barriers in parts of the Rio Grande Valley, a move that has angered local property owners and environmentalists who say it will lead to protected wildlife corridors being walled off along the river.

October 11, 2018 In The News

MCALLEN, Texas - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez is pledging to reverse what he calls the unacceptable trend of the rising cost of prescription drugs.

October 8, 2018 In The News

MCALLEN, Texas - As the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) moves forward, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez says the automotive industry here in the Rio Grande Valley will be impacted the most.  

"Overall, I think I am happy there is a deal first of all. You know they say the devil is in the details, so you have to go back and crunch some numbers."

October 5, 2018 In The News

EDINBURG, RGV – The government of the United States lost the opportunity to negotiate with Mexico on the issue of insecurity because there is no known formal agreement inserted to NAFTA/USMCA.

That is the view of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen.

October 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez has cosponsored H.R. 1017, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017, in response to constituent and citizen requests from Seguin, Brownsville, Laredo and other parts of Texas.

 

October 3, 2018 In The News

DONNA, Texas - It's been a problem in the city of Donna for decades.

Water from the reservoirs and canals are contaminated. Now two local Congressmen say they have a plan to clean it all up.

For years area residents in Donna have heard about the warnings concerning contaminated fish and polluted waters in the reservoirs and canals.

October 2, 2018 In The News

PHARR — The three North American countries that agreed on a trade pact 25 years ago to transform competitiveness in the continent, and ignite growth in the Rio Grande Valley, announced on Monday a new North American Free Trade Agreement.

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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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