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July 1, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the return of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to South Texas. Following months of work, Congressman Gonzalez cemented a deal between PBS and Entravision to broadcast in the Rio Grande Valley. 

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation urged Governor Greg Abbott to take additional steps to allow cities and counties to institute enforceable stay-at-home orders at their discretion.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) urged Governor Greg Abbott to immediately assign National Guard forces to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) to address the spiraling COVID-19 crisis in the region. 

June 25, 2020 Press Release

 WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation called on Governor Greg Abbott to reinstate tougher COVID-19 safety measures. Rising case counts have hospitals nearing intensive care unit (ICU) capacity as Texas pursues one of the most aggressive economic reopening strategies in the nation.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined the calls of many other Texans calling for an independent investigation in regards to the disappearance of Private First Class (PFC) Vanessa Guillen. 

June 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced $12,001,631 in final Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Title I formula allocations funds for Local Educational Agencies (LEA) in the 15th District of Texas from the U.S. Department of Education. 

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June 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced $109,118,263 in final Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Title I formula allocations funds for Local Educational Agencies (LEA) in the Rio Grande Valley from the U.S. Department of Education. 

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June 15, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas –Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) teamed-up in an effort to increase Census participation in South Texas. The Congressmen urged South Texans to complete the once-a-decade Census through a public service announcement (PSA). Both Gonzalez and Vela encourage TV stations in the South Texas region to run the PSA.

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