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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Press Releases

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) sent today a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long, requesting that FEMA provide Spanish speaking representatives, or translators, to further assist residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) $495,042 to assist Department of Computer Science studies on the algorithmic self-assembly of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

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July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced $2,249,916 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in grant funding for a Westway Heights Drainage Project in McAllen, Texas.

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 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 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) 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 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.

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