Washington – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $2,274,088 award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the National Church Residences in Seguin, Texas.
Washington – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $5,000,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the establishment of the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (CIS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, September 7, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) with his colleague, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined forces to introduce the Member Business Loan Expansion Act, which aims to expand the lending ability of credit unions to $100,000.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) along with 158 of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced legislation that posthumously awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of service during the attack in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $3,307,396 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve drainage at McAllen International Airport.
MCALLEN, Texas —Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden calling on his administration for a clear, defined process to handle the influx of migrants and to take more responsibility for the release of migrants who have tested positive for COVID-19.
MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement following the implementation of mask mandates at several South Texas schools:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), along with eight of his House colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, urging her to immediately bring the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill to a vote on the House floor.
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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.