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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Press Releases

April 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting grant applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. 

April 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) have introduced the Border and Refugee Assistance Act of 2019, a bill to mitigate the flow of migrants at the border and expand the processing of refugees within their country of origin. The legislation directs U.S.

April 18, 2019 Press Release
Texas Lawmakers spoke to CBP Director Higgerson and trade community on the delays at the border

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) issued the following statements after speaking to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director David Higgerson and representatives from the trade community on addressing delays at the Ports of Entry (POEs).

April 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) have sent a letter to Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Ranking Member Chuck Fleischmann of the House Appropriations Committee to request additional language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill.

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April 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants to apply for funding through the U.S.

April 16, 2019 Press Release
DHS has allocated more than $1.7 billion for preparedness grant programs

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants in the 15th District of Texas to apply for available preparedness grant programs through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department recently released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS programs that total more than $1.7 billion.

April 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Ron Wright (TX-06), and Ranking Member Mike McCaul (TX-10) have introduced H.R. 2046, the Energy Diplomacy Act. This bipartisan legislation empowers the State Department’s energy security and diplomacy efforts by replacing the Coordinator for International Energy Affairs with a Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources.

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April 12, 2019 Press Release
The Texas Lawmakers Have Spoken with Deputy Commissioner of CBP Robert Perez

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today issued the following statements in response to the Administration’s border policies that have inhibited cross-border trade and travel in South Texas. On Wednesday, the congressmen spoke with incoming U.S.

April 10, 2019 Press Release
This bill promotes veterans’ access to small business loans

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Don Young (AK-At Large), Paul Cook (CA-08) and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) have together introduced the bipartisan Veterans Member Business Loan Act that would exclude veterans’ loans from the statutory credit union member business loan cap.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the resignation of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen.

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