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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Speaks During Press Conference for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

September 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) delivered the following remarks at a bipartisan press conference hosted by Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) and the Texas delegation. During the press conference, each member recounted harrowing stories of families affected by Hurricane Harvey as the U.S. Senate voted to pass its Harvey aid package totaling $15.3 billion.

Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15), Gene Green (D-TX-29), Al Green (D-TX-09), Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Brian Babin (R-TX-36), Ted Poe (R-TX-02), Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27), John Culberson (R-TX-07), Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Marc Veasey (D-TX-33), Pete Olson (R-TX-22), and Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) were in attendance.

Watch Congressman Gonzalez’s remarks below:

“I would like to thank Congressman Green for putting this event together and the entire Texas Delegation.

Nothing could make me more proud than to see the amazing display of unity Texas has shown America today.

I certainly hope this unity continues throughout our Congress and that we can spread this throughout our country.

Our hearts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Florida and in the Caribbean.

I’m in the Rio Grande Valley—our district didn’t get hit much, but we are reaching out to our brothers and sisters on the coastal bend, in Houston, Corpus Christi, and up and down the coast.

Today, we are all Texans.

Today, we are not Democrats and we are not Republicans.

We are only Texans.

Thank you very much.”