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September 7, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced the 15th Congressional District’s participation in the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. The congressman’s office will deliver books from the Library of Congress to the Children’s Hospital of Edinburg and Boys and Girls Club this Friday, September 8, 2017.

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September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) voted in favor of H.Res. 502, which includes $7.85 billion in supplemental appropriations for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The Harvey disaster package matches the Administration’s request submitted to Congressional leadership on Friday. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 419-3 vote.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) will host a reception to honor the contributions of Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law to the Hispanic community. The reception will take place during Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. ET in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045, Washington, D.C.

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September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session’s announcement that the Trump administration will move to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has rolled out a youth savings program with participating local banks. The congressman is an ardent supporter of financial literacy programs, especially those designed for young Americans.

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September 5, 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 Karnes County. On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested that 30 counties be added to that list, including Karnes County.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

To volunteer with high water vehicles or boats:

Call 713-881-3100 and ask for a Fire Marshal

Medical personnel can contact Remote Area Medical to help with rescue efforts.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) updates South Texans on U.S. Postal Services after Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Texas Gulf Coast resulted in the temporary suspension of mail delivery service, as well as the closure of some postal facilities in the U.S. Postal Service’s Rio Grande District.

August 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas coastline leaving many communities without necessary resources like food, water, and shelter. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is working with federal, state, and local agencies to update South Texans on response efforts and share information on how South Texans can assist recovery efforts.

August 28, 2017 Press Release

EDINBURG, TX—FEMA, through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Denton, Texas, the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) in Washington, D.C., and our liaisons to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, is responding to Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

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