MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the new rescheduled date for the Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration lapel pinning ceremony for those in the 15th District of Texas. The event will be held virtually on Saturday, August 22 at 1 p.m. CT.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) urged U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham to continue self-response and non-response follow-up (NRFU) for the U.S. Census through October 31 as originally planned. Director Dillingham and the Trump administration recently indicated that Census efforts would end a month earlier than scheduled.
MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement following the news that the Rio Grande Valley has reportedly hit a grim milestone: more than 1,000 lives have been lost due to the coronavirus.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released a statement following Mr. Trump’s suggestion that the presidential election should be delayed in November:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging those in South Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Hanna to submit a disaster survey. The survey is being conducted by the state of Texas to determine how much assistance is needed and if South Texas meets the threshold to qualify for federal aid.
MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the location of mobile COVID-19 testing sites in Hidalgo, Guadalupe and Live Oak Counties in the 15th District of Texas. Sites will conduct swab testing.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s trip to South Texas.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement following the events that occurred at the Hampton Inn regarding federal agents or contractors, migrant children and the Texas Civil Rights Project.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) issued the following statement after President Trump urged schools to reopen and threatened to withhold federal funding for those that do not resume normal operations in the fall.
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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).
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.
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.
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.