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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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March 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to reports that the City of McAllen Police Department and Hidalgo County officials were notified that the U.S.

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) recently joined fellow members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) to pass H.R. 1616, the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019. Congressman Gonzalez is an original cosponsor.

March 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the Senate passing H.J. Res. 46 by a vote of 59-41. The House adopted the measure by a vote of 245-182 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The bill now heads to President Donald J. Trump’s desk where it is expected to be the first veto of his Presidency.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today joined fellow members of the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing over the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At the invitation of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Rabbi Claudio J. Kogan, Director of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Social Justice, today delivered the invocation prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Gonzalez followed the prayer by honoring Rabbi Kogan via remarks on the House Floor.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for $8.6 billion to continue border wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico Border. 

March 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to his support of an amendment to H.R. 1 that would lower the mandatory minimum voting age from 18-years-old to 16-years-old in federal elections.

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March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging local Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to apply for collaboration efforts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the 2019 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program.

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March 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging local fire departments and volunteer interest organizations to apply for funding through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. SAFER is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined a bipartisan a resolution to claw back power from the Executive Branch. By amending the National Emergencies Act, Congress will have to approve any new emergency declaration within 60 days – similar to the War Powers Act. The effort was led by Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ).

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In The News

March 6, 2019 In The News

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging local Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to apply for collaboration efforts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the 2019 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program.

March 1, 2019 In The News

Washington, DC - A bipartisan group of Members of Congress, led by Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), introduced a resolution Wednesday to claw back power from the Executive Branch. By amending the National Emergencies Act, Congress will have to approve any new emergency declaration within 60 days – similar to the War Powers Act.

February 19, 2019 In The News

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representatives Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) have introduced the VAWA Protections for Rural Women Act of 2019, that will add the Rural Housing Voucher program to the list of covered housing programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

February 19, 2019 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez plans to help National Public Radio stay on the air in the Rio Grande Valley.

NPR’s future in the Valley has been thrown in doubt by the Diocese of Brownsville’s decision to sell RGV Public Radio 88 FM. This station, on 88.1 FM in the upper Valley and 88.9 FM, has carried the NPR feed for decades. 

February 15, 2019 In The News

Even before President Trump announced Friday that he was declaring a national emergency to fund a border wall, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, tweeted that he would lead an effort to block it.

February 15, 2019 In The News

EL PASO, Texas – Two groups representing El Paso County and the Border Network for Human Rights say they will file a lawsuit against President Trump over his decision to declare a national emergency.

The national emergency will allow the Trump administration to build a border wall without congressional approval.

February 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (WHAM) - Rep. Tom Reed is among 11 members of Congress who are proposing a bill to fund hiring additional school resource officers.

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February 12, 2019 In The News

U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, is reviving a bill he filed last session that aims to end the deportation of U.S. veterans.

February 6, 2019 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – The crisis is not at the border, but in the Central American countries; most of the drugs go through international bridges, and 67 percent of the people who are illegally in the United States entered with a legal permit such as visa.

January 31, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, has co-sponsored a resolution that would work to reimburse federal contractors’ lost wages, according to a news release.

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Photo Galleries

January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.

Videos

March 26, 2018 Video

On March 26, 2018, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez spoke with KRGV Channel 5 News in response to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire.

March 15, 2018 Video

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of resilient and formidable women past and present. I am honored to join all the mothers, sisters, and daughters in pledging my support for women everywhere.

March 8, 2018 Video

The women on Team Gonzalez honor International Women's Day.

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