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June 19, 2017 Press Release
Funds will Connect School Cafeterias and Students with Valley Farmers and Ranchers

PHARR, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that $44,646 in federal funds to the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (ISD) for their Improving Student Achievement Through Nutrition Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

June 19, 2017 Press Release

STOCKDALE, TX -- Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency awarded $50,000 to the City of Stockdale as a part of the Community Facility Grant Program. These funds will be used to replace the existing truck, which has been in use since 1984.


June 14, 2017 Press Release
Gonzalez Leads the Effort Toward Bipartisan Relationship with Trump Administration

WASHINGTON Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) on Monday night met with President Donald Trump for a private dinner at the White House to strengthen bipartisan consensus between Congress and the President’s administration. He is one of only a handful of Democrats in the country to meet with the President.


June 12, 2017 Press Release
Several Community Groups Participate in Inaugural Advocacy Trip

WASHINGTON Today, about 40 community leaders from the Rio Grande Valley arrive in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural RGV2DC fly-in, a week of meetings with members of Congress and federal agency officials.


June 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman raises concerns about possible consequences for elderly Americans

WASHINGTON D.C.  Today, U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), House Financial Services Committee member, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor addressing concerns about the CHOICE Act.

June 7, 2017 Press Release
Gonzalez to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Repatriate Deported Veterans

TIJUANA, MEX Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and several other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus traveled to the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to meet with U.S. military veterans who were deported. The group spoke with deported veterans and listened to their personal hardships.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action on deported veterans.

“Veterans who served our country with honor should have never been deported,” U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez said. “President Trump should honor his commitment to our veterans and bring them home.”


February 7, 2017 Press Release
New Panel Tasked with Breaking Legislative Logjams
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will join the bipartisan PROBLEM SOLVERS Caucus, a group composed of 12 Democrat and 12 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 2, 2017 Press Release
Lands spot on Coveted Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee with jurisdiction over Wall Street

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, has secured a position on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments. It is extremely rare for a first-term member of Congress to serve on such an influential subcommittee, which has direct jurisdiction and oversight of Wall Street.

January 9, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) cosponsored legislation to establish an independent commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election.