WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, April 20, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to protect senior citizens from financial fraud and scammers by supporting H.R. 1565, the Senior Security Act.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and 163 bipartisan and bicameral signatories sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman, calling on the administration to fix the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant portal. When the website through which venues could apply for relief finally opened on April 8, it immediately crashed.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined his fellow Democratic members of the Texas congressional delegation in a request sent to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, seeking to overcome Governor Abbott’s obstruction of federal education funds from reaching Texas schools.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, April 13, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and 16 of his colleagues wrote a letter to President Joe Biden urging the urging optimum utilization of the of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP) and adequate vaccine allocation to community and retail pharmacies to inoculate more Americans.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $1,295,684 for the Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT). This funding comes as part of the Head Start program funding awarded to promote schools readiness for pre-school children from low-income families. These funds are part of an installment for a five year grant.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has co-sponsored the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021, legislation that will fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to teachers, firefighters, police officers and public servants who are impacted by this provision.
MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) thanked Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) for his service to South Texas following his announcement to retire from Congress:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack approved a Secretarial disaster area designation for drought for the following counties in the 15th District of Texas: Karnes, Live Oak primary; and contiguous, Brooks, Duval, Wilson.
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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.
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.
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.
(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).
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (WHAM) - Rep. Tom Reed is among 11 members of Congress who are proposing a bill to fund hiring additional school resource officers.
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.
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.
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.