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May 29, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released a statement following President Trump’s overnight tweet about the Minneapolis protests and looting:

“Violence is never the answer. The footage of George Floyd was almost unbearable to watch. His death was tragic and avoidable.

May 29, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $504,979 in Coronavirus (COVID-19) supplemental funding for Nuestra Clinica Del Valle. These funds are to help Nuestra Clinica expand testing for coronavirus treatment. 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to pass a critical, bipartisan bill to deliver further relief for small businesses in the 15th District of Texas. Led by Congressmen Dean Phillips of Minnesota and Chip Roy of Texas, H.R.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of 125 Senators and Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the

May 28, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Next week, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) will deliver messages via phone to remind constituents to complete the once-a-decade Census.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released a statement on his use of proxy voting:

May 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $9,572,032 federal grant award for the City of McAllen transit system. Metro McAllen received more than $9 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds through the CARES Act.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement following the recent comments made by the Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei regarding the state of the U.S.-Guatemala relations:  

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In The News

March 6, 2019 In The News

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging local Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to apply for collaboration efforts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the 2019 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program.

March 1, 2019 In The News

Washington, DC - A bipartisan group of Members of Congress, led by Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), introduced a resolution Wednesday to claw back power from the Executive Branch. By amending the National Emergencies Act, Congress will have to approve any new emergency declaration within 60 days – similar to the War Powers Act.

February 19, 2019 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez plans to help National Public Radio stay on the air in the Rio Grande Valley.

NPR’s future in the Valley has been thrown in doubt by the Diocese of Brownsville’s decision to sell RGV Public Radio 88 FM. This station, on 88.1 FM in the upper Valley and 88.9 FM, has carried the NPR feed for decades. 

February 19, 2019 In The News

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representatives Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) have introduced the VAWA Protections for Rural Women Act of 2019, that will add the Rural Housing Voucher program to the list of covered housing programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

February 15, 2019 In The News

Even before President Trump announced Friday that he was declaring a national emergency to fund a border wall, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, tweeted that he would lead an effort to block it.

February 15, 2019 In The News

EL PASO, Texas – Two groups representing El Paso County and the Border Network for Human Rights say they will file a lawsuit against President Trump over his decision to declare a national emergency.

The national emergency will allow the Trump administration to build a border wall without congressional approval.

February 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (WHAM) - Rep. Tom Reed is among 11 members of Congress who are proposing a bill to fund hiring additional school resource officers.

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February 12, 2019 In The News

U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, is reviving a bill he filed last session that aims to end the deportation of U.S. veterans.

February 6, 2019 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – The crisis is not at the border, but in the Central American countries; most of the drugs go through international bridges, and 67 percent of the people who are illegally in the United States entered with a legal permit such as visa.

January 31, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, has co-sponsored a resolution that would work to reimburse federal contractors’ lost wages, according to a news release.

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