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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Press Releases

March 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and 139 fellow House Democrats sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting that the administration impose sanctions against Russia required by H.R. 3364, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

March 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter urging U.S. Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, to support a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans. This comes in response to the Defense Secretary’s recent statement that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients currently enlisted in the U.S.

March 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), Kevin Cramer (ND-01), Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Congresswomen Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging that he work to update and modernize – not withdraw the U.S.

March 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to every U.S. state governor calling on them to pardon veterans who are currently in deportation proceedings or have already been deported.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. This year’s theme for the 15th District of Texas is ‘Home of the Brave,’ a celebration of our men and women in uniform. The congressman welcomes submissions from Monday, April 9, 2018, until Friday, April 20, 2018.

February 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was one of only seven members of Congress invited to Japan. Other members included Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Congressmen Billy Long (MO-07), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Bill Flores (TX-17), and Andy Harris (MD-01).

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) met with Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) and representatives from the: American Legion; Wounded Warrior Project; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Disabled American Veterans; Vets for American Ideals; AMVETS; Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration at the Departmen

February 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has started accepting applications for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S). These grants support fire prevention and firefighter safety research and development projects. The application period closes at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 16, 2018.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

EDCOUCH, Texas – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $8,540,00 for the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District (ISD) in Edcouch, Texas. The funds will be used to build a Career and Technology Program building and maintenance facility building for the school district.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Gene Green (TX-29), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Al Green (TX-9), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) issued the following statement regarding their support of the continuing resolution that contains a bipartisan budget agreement, funds the government through Mar