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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Press Releases

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s failure to act in the interest of American security during a joint press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging Hidalgo County residents, affected by recent severe storms and flooding, to apply for available Individual Assistance (IA) offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), authorized by the administration’s Federal Disaster Declaration – FEMA-4377-DR.

July 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian military officers for cyber-hacking activity during the 2016 elections:

July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has introduced H.R. 6281, the Veterans Flexibility of Annuities for Income Relief (FAIR) Act of 2018, to modify the Survivor Benefit Plan to extend the one-year opt-out window to six years.

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, has awarded The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) nearly $500,000 in federal funding. The grant will finance the research and development of a Nano formulated Anti-HIV drug.

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July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging businesses in Hidalgo County affected by recent severe storms and flooding to seek out available assistance provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the designated Business Recovery Center in Weslaco, Texas.

July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen’s visit to Guatemala with Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D.

July 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has announced that President Donald J. Trump has approved a federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties. The declaration follows severe weather in June that caused up to seven feet of flooding in some areas of the Rio Grande Valley.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has sent a second letter to both President Donald J. Trump, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long requesting that federal disaster assistance be granted for Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, and Coastal Bend. This funding would assist in recovery efforts following recent severe weather and flooding.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s inclusion of Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, and Starr Counties in the State Disaster Declaration.

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