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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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September 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the City of Hidalgo and Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation $1,200,000 for infrastructure and employment projects.

September 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants in the 15th District of Texas to apply for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The application period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 opened today and will remain open until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, October 26, 2018.

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September 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) has awarded $950,000 to Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. in McAllen, Texas for Fiscal Year 2018. The funding will jumpstart additional affordable housing projects in South Texas communities.

September 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible rural communities in the 15th District of Texas to apply for water and waste disposal funding offered through the U.S.

September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has awarded $1,044,198 and $1,202,024 for Fiscal Year 2018 to Edinburg and Pharr, Texas, respectively.

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September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants in the 15th District of Texas to apply for available Recruiting Assistant positions for the 2020 Decennial Census. 

September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) thanks House appropriators for including an extension for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the 

September 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is monitoring weather conditions in the 15th District of Texas given weather predictions of heavy rain expected over the weekend that could cause flooding in Central and South Texas.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is inviting all eligible high school students in the 15th District of Texas to apply for a nomination to attend the United States service academies beginning in Fall 2019.

September 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001.

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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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