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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mark S. Inch, regarding last year’s prison inmate walk offs from the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) in Three Rivers, Texas. This repeat offense has been compounded by the fact that prison facilities have consistently remained understaffed.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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 $13,254,121 in program funding.

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May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has released the following statement regarding the House Committee on Rules’ failure to make in order his amendment that would have added the congressman’s deported veterans bill, H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, to S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018: 

May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program. These grants are intended to help small, low-income rural communities address gaps in resources and staff.

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May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has awarded approximately $3.6 million in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI).

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $143,300 in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

[Pictured above: Congressmen Mark Takano (CA-41), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03)]

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently sent a letter to inform the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that constituents in South Texas have been experiencing prolonged broadcasting lapses from two local PBS stations.

May 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) introduced H.R. 5654, the VAWA Protections for Rural Women Act of 2018, that will add the Rural Housing Voucher program to the list of covered housing programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This is another crucial step toward protecting victims of domestic violence from homelessness.

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May 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is pleased to announce that 10 students from the 15th District of Texas have received offers to attend the U.S. Service Academies. These academies include the: U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (West Point); U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md; and U.S.

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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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