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January 14, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Friday, January 14, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the opening of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) FY2021 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program application period. FEMA will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 8 a.m. ET / 7 a.m.

January 14, 2022 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – On Friday, January 14, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S.

January 13, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, January 13, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to advance the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act to protect voting rights across the country. This legislation combines key elements of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R.

January 12, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted to pass H.R.

January 7, 2022 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – On Friday, January 7, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)announcedthe opening of the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation (CQR) by the United States Census Bureau (USCB).

January 5, 2022 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – On Wednesday, January 5th, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) has extended the application period for its “Good Jobs Challenge” until Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST/ 10:59 p.m.

January 5, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - OnTuesday, January 4, 2022, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)announced a $1 million grant from the U.S.

December 16, 2021 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced Texas will receive $5,167,860,243 in new federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This is the first tranche of funding for Texas highways under the five-year federal investment.

December 15, 2021 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced on social media that “construction of Texas-Mexico border wall will begin soon.” Stating that “in the Biden Administration's absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building our own border wall.”  

December 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–Today, U.S. Representative Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter led by U.S. Representative August Pfluger (TX-11) and U.S.


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

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 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 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.

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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