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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Press Releases

August 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) expressed relief that the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican Tomato Growers reached a deal to lift tariffs on imported tomatoes from Mexico:

August 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) encouraged Central and South Texan organizations to apply for natural disaster aid funding following the announcement of $587 million being made available by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). Eligible grantees must be in communities impacted by Presidentially declared natural disasters in 2018, and

August 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was awarded $475,000 through the U.S. Department of Education for the High School Equivalency Program. This program is designed to help 100 migrant and seasonal farmworkers receive a secondary school diploma.

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August 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $806,000 in grant funding was awarded to Jim Hogg and Duval Counties for Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2019 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). OPSG seeks to provide funds to enhance cooperation among state, local, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcement in joint coordination to secure the United States’ borders in states bo

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Collin Allred (TX-32) and other lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan on the wrongful detention and treatment of U.S. citizens. This letter comes following the recent unlawful detention of U.S.

August 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $4,750,000 in grant funding was awarded to Hidalgo County for Homeland Security’s FY 2019 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). OPSG seeks to provide funds to enhance cooperation among state, local, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcement in joint coordination to secure the United States’ borders in states borde

August 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) encouraged those in Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo Counties who were affected by the flooding in June to take advantage of all of the available resources offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other U.S. federal agencies.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $2,125,000 in federal funds were awarded to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) through the Department of Education’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). This grant will allow UTRGV to recruit, identify, and select 70 students from Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties who are engaged, or whose parents are en

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July 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced Jim Hogg County was awarded a $497,909 grant by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand broadband connections to unserved and underserved rural Texas homes and businesses.

July 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has begun accepting applications for funding for conservation easements on lands damaged by and prone to flooding and other natural disasters. The NRCS has made available $217.5 million for 11 States.

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