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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas


Latest News

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following the introduction of H.R. 3182, a bill to delay the FASB implementation of the CECL methodology, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez issued the following statement:

June 11, 2019 Press Release

McAllen, TX – The office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in conjunction with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s ROTC program will host the first-ever Service Academy Day for high school students and recent graduates of the 15th Congressional District of Texas. Students will learn about the admissions process for the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) introduced H.R. 3182, a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of CECL while cost-benefit studies are done to explain the impact on certain kinds of business.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) called out the Trump Administration for prioritizing disaster recovery assistance for other states over the Rio Grande Valley. Despite incurring millions in damages due to torrential flooding in June 2018, communities and families in South Texas continue to be denied critical Federal Emergen

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley President, Guy Bailey, requesting a meeting to discuss the future of public radio and TV stations in the Rio Grande Valley. Given the recent shuttering of local NPR and PBS radio and TV stations, Congressman Gonzalez is engaging stakeholders to explore the possibility of housing them at

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration slapping a 17.5 percent tariff on Mexican fresh tomato imports after the United States and Mexico failed to renew the 2013 agreement that suspended a U.S. anti-dumping investigation:

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is now accepting applications for three grants to enhance state and local law enforcement agencies’ ability to address community issues and combat drug abuse and distribution.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has introduced a private bill for veteran Edgar Baltazar Garcia, H.R. 2394.

The private bill would allow Edgar Baltazar Garcia to receive an immigration visa or adjustment of status to that of a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for visa under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

April 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming court hearing of Veteran Edgar Baltazar Garcia. Mr. Baltazar Garcia is expected to go before an immigration judge at the Port Isabel Detention Center this afternoon.


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

(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 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 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 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 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.



Photo Galleries

January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.


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.