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November 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) was one of only eight members of Congress that celebrated Thanksgiving with service members stationed in Afghanistan. Over the course of the trip, the delegation visited key military capabilities and personnel in Poland, Qatar, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

November 20, 2017 Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will participate in this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted against H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would reduce the number of individual income rates from seven to four, while raising taxes on 36 million middle class families and adding anywhere from $1.5 to $2 trillion dollars to the national deficit over the next decade.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Ed Royce (CA-39) introduced the bipartisan Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Modernization Act or the AML and CTF Modernization Act to strengthen the United States Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) system. 

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a finalized 2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which includes a provision that modernizes the Medicare payment system to increase competition and opportunity for innovation of biosimilars.

November 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left multiple dead and injured.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Jodey Arrington (TX-19) spearheaded a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to take an active role in existing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) efforts to eradicate the cattle fever tick outbreak in South and Central Texas.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined more than eighty members of Congress in urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-01) to immediately bring up legislation that would reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other expired healthcare programs through Fiscal Year 2022.

October 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the timeline for residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster assistance. Residents in Karnes County, in the 15th District of Texas, now have until Friday, November 24, 2017 to register.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that Texas’ 15th District has received $12,273,740 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in funding for the Community Development Block (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME program.