WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released the following statement regarding the decision by the President of the United States to withdraw U.S. military troops and personnel in Syria:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the McAllen International Airport was awarded two Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling $16,680,726.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that Vanguard Academy Charter Schools received a School Climate Transformation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Vanguard Academy Charter Schools was awarded $739,887 for a period of five years, which will total $3,699,435.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced Seguin Independent School District (ISD) was awarded a School Climate Transformation Grant by the U.S. Department of Education. Seguin ISD was awarded $750,000 for a period of five years, which will total $3,750,000.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Education awarded $2,636,705 to IDEA Public Schools under the Education Innovation and Research (EIR)– Early-Phase Program.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $24,875 in federal funding for the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The grant will help fund the Biochar-Geomedia Water Filter project that will create a low-cost prototype water filter to treat lead and other chemicals in drinking water.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement that it will issue a waiver, which would expedite the construction of new border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley Sector:
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement in support of the formal impeachment inquiry:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $850,000 in federal funding to construct two new hangars and extend the runway at the Weslaco Mid-Valley Airport.
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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.
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.