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October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) encourages students in Texas’ 15th District to pursue international exchange programs hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State, which are celebrating 75 years of exchange programs. These programs are:

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued an update regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Federal Major Disaster Declaration for counties in Texas’ 15th District. On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump amended his disaster declaration from August 25, 2017 to authorize Federal funds for Guadalupe County.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) shared information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to join its Hurricane Recovery Team.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that he will begin a public service announcement (PSA) campaign that encourages voter registration and outlines the correct procedures to register with the state of Texas.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the United States Census Bureau, Dr. Ron Jarmin, urging the Bureau to promptly open an office in the Rio Grande Valley to ensure an efficient, effective, and accurate Census in 2020.

October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Last week, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 2519, the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to United States Airforce Academy Superintendent, Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria, to commend his response regarding an incident involving racial slurs found on message boards at the Academy’s preparatory school.

September 27, 2017 Press Release
Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the funds will be used to develop the “Explore Rio Grande Valley” program

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $350,000 investment to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council for the development of its “Explore Rio Grande Valley” marketing program and mobile application.

September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Scott Taylor (VA-02) introduced legislation designed to increase the flexibility of Pell Grants. The Professional Pell Education Learning (PROPEL) Act expands student choice by allowing Pell Grants to be utilized at trade and vocational schools.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX— Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Offices of Public Health and Science and Minority Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) $344,689 to establish a childhood obesity prevention program.