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September 20, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX—This week, representatives from the Office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will meet with McAllen City Mayor Jim Darling, Edinburg City Manager Richard Hinojosa, U.S. Federal Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Manuel Padilla, and other local leaders.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to address the impending cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share (DSH) program scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2017.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) $277,134 in federal funding for the Upward Bound Math and Science Program.

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September 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sent a letter to President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine C. Duke, and Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Kevin K.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the findings of a recent survey via email analyzing public perception of his bill, H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring home deported veterans and expedite their U.S. Citizenship process. The results convey an outpouring of public support for the legislation.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Brad Schneider (IL-10), co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Defense, sent a letter to House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), calling for public hearings focused on domestic terrorism related to white supremacist groups.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement commemorating the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and thanking first responders and service members.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) delivered the following remarks at a bipartisan press conference hosted by Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) and the Texas delegation. During the press conference, each member recounted harrowing stories of families affected by Hurricane Harvey as the U.S. Senate voted to pass its Harvey aid package totaling $15.3 billion.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has determined that Brooks, Guadalupe, Karnes, Live Oak, and Wilson Counties are now eligible to receive financial assistance for Harvey disaster recovery.

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September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will join Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress that represent Houston and the Gulf Region of Texas, for a press conference to call on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the $7.85 billion emergency aid package for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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