WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the explosion at a FedEx delivery facility in Schertz, Texas, that left one injured and is suspected to be connected to the serial bombings in Austin, Texas.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was inducted into the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 forward-thinking Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who are committed to advancing pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies in Congress.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) along with several colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, wrote a letter to President Donald Trump demanding that funding for critical school safety and violence prevention programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) be restored.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted in favor of H.R. 4909, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018. The safety and well-being of students and teachers in the 15th District of Texas is a top priority for Congressman Gonzalez.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and 139 fellow House Democrats sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting that the administration impose sanctions against Russia required by H.R. 3364, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter urging U.S. Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, to support a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans. This comes in response to the Defense Secretary’s recent statement that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients currently enlisted in the U.S.
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), Kevin Cramer (ND-01), Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Congresswomen Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging that he work to update and modernize – not withdraw the U.S.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) 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.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. This year’s theme for the 15th District of Texas is ‘Home of the Brave,’ a celebration of our men and women in uniform. The congressman welcomes submissions from Monday, April 9, 2018, until Friday, April 20, 2018.
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was one of only seven members of Congress invited to Japan. Other members included Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Congressmen Billy Long (MO-07), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Bill Flores (TX-17), and Andy Harris (MD-01).
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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.
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.
Daniela González Rendon has 265 days until her work authorization and protection from deportation — granted under DACA — expire.
On Tuesday morning, the office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced plans to open a district office in Seguin. Gonzalez indicated in a news release that the office will be designed to serve residents in the northern counties of the district.
McALLEN — The U.S. Census Bureau will open an area office in Hidalgo County to ensure everyone in South Texas is properly counted in 2020 — instead of relying only on a regional office based in San Antonio.
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, visited troops in Afghanistan over the weekend to share a Thanksgiving meal, his office announced late Sunday.
Gonzalez was one of eight members of a bipartisan delegation from Congress to visit the war-torn country. He also visited with troops and saw military installations in Poland, Qatar and Uzbekistan, his office said.
Environmental protections for wildlife at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near the border in South Texas are also safeguarding one of the U.S. beef industry’s worst enemies: the cattle fever tick.
The House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would modernize mineral resource practices and overhaul permitting processes to promote energy development on the outer continental shelf (OCS) and onshore federal acreage.
McALLEN -- Over 250 families and more than 2,000 individuals enjoyed an unusually brisk morning in the fifth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk at the McAllen Sports Park.
Nearly a month after Congress failed to fund a health insurance program for children, states have started running out of money — leaving low-income families in the lurch.
The Children's Health Insurance Program — commonly called CHIP — provides low-cost health insurance for children from families that don't qualify for Medicaid.
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) wishes the residents of South Texas a Happy New Year. The congressman looks back on the accomplishments made in 2017, but also looks forward to 2018.
Congressman Gonzalez (TX-15) wishes all those who celebrate, a Happy Holidays! And to the family members, friends, and neighbors deployed overseas, thank you for your service during the holiday season.
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving gives us the chance to reunite with our loved ones and give thanks—not only for the opportunities we have been given, but for one another as well.