WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mark S. Inch, regarding last year’s prison inmate walk offs from the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) in Three Rivers, Texas. This repeat offense has been compounded by the fact that prison facilities have consistently remained understaffed.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Office of Head Start, within the Administration for Children and Families, has awarded the Hidalgo County Head Start Program $13,254,121 in program funding.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has released the following statement regarding the House Committee on Rules’ failure to make in order his amendment that would have added the congressman’s deported veterans bill, H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, to S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018:
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program. These grants are intended to help small, low-income rural communities address gaps in resources and staff.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has awarded approximately $3.6 million in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $143,300 in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences.
[Pictured above: Congressmen Mark Takano (CA-41), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03)]
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently sent a letter to inform the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that constituents in South Texas have been experiencing prolonged broadcasting lapses from two local PBS stations.
WASHINGTON—Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) introduced H.R. 5654, the VAWA Protections for Rural Women Act of 2018, that will add the Rural Housing Voucher program to the list of covered housing programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This is another crucial step toward protecting victims of domestic violence from homelessness.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is pleased to announce that 10 students from the 15th District of Texas have received offers to attend the U.S. Service Academies. These academies include the: U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (West Point); U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md; and U.S.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.