WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that Leonardo Flores, a student at Edinburg High School, is the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme for the 15th District of Texas was ‘Home of the Brave,’ a celebration of our men and women in uniform.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez’s (TX-15) amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, passed the House. The amendment urges high schools with U.S. Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) to include cybersecurity education in their coursework.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Doug Collins (R-GA-09) introduced H.R. 5958, the Phair Pricing Act of 2018, to lower the cost of prescription medications for patients in the Medicare Part D program.
115th Congress Now Most Closed Congress in History
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) spoke on the House Floor to condemn the House Majority’s restrictive process as they break their own closed rule record, making the 115th Congress the most closed Congress in American history.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for projects under its Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) program. This initiative supports investments in connectivity, training, business development, and infrastructure.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mark S. Inch, regarding last year’s prison inmate walk offs from the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) in Three Rivers, Texas. This repeat offense has been compounded by the fact that prison facilities have consistently remained understaffed.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Office of Head Start, within the Administration for Children and Families, has awarded the Hidalgo County Head Start Program $13,254,121 in program funding.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has released the following statement regarding the House Committee on Rules’ failure to make in order his amendment that would have added the congressman’s deported veterans bill, H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, to S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018:
WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program. These grants are intended to help small, low-income rural communities address gaps in resources and staff.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has awarded approximately $3.6 million in federal funding to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI).