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Filemon Vela's Public Statements

Full Name: Filemon Vela
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 34
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rose
Birth Date: 02/13/1963
Birth Place: Harlingen, TX
Date Title
April 10, 2014 In Support of the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 28, 2014 Letter to President Barack Obama - STEM Education Grant Program for Hispanic Serving Institutions
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 26, 2014 My Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Why I Do Not Support H.R. 15
March 21, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Calling for Extension of Wind Energy Credit
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 6, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
March 4, 2014 Congressmen Filemon Vela and Rubén Hinojosa Announce HUD Awards $2 Million to Boost Job Growth and Business Opportunities Along U.S. -- Mexico Border
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Jan. 30, 2014 Farm Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support
Jan. 28, 2014 Agriculture Committee Announces Agreement on Farm Bill
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Deportations Now
Jan. 21, 2014 The Brownsville Herald - County Inaugurates Veterans Court
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 8, 2014 The Brownsville Herald - Vela Optimistic on Immigration Reform; Others Skeptical
Dec. 20, 2013 Vela Sponsors Legislation to Avoid Pension Cuts to Military Retirees
Dec. 20, 2013 Congressman Vela Supports Partnership Between CBP and Border Trade Alliance to Expand Services
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Concerns
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, US Government Accountability Office - Independent Analysis of Healthcare.gov
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Dial Back Deportations
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Thomas Winkowski, Action Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol Abuses
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 20, 2013 Reps. Green, Vela and Gallego Support Oil and Gas Industry
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebulius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services and Eric Holder, Attorney General Department of Justice - Combat Fraud in Health Insurance Exchanges
Oct. 30, 2013 Cornyn, Vela Host Texas Officials To Discuss Joint Efforts To End Texas Water Shortage
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 24, 2013 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Fix Healthcare.gov and Give Taxpayers a Refund
Oct. 17, 2013 Coastal Bend Leaders In Congress Split On Deal Ending Shutdown
Oct. 17, 2013 Caller - Coastal Bend Leaders In Congress Split On Deal Ending Shutdow
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - US Airways and American Airlines Lawsuit
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner - Government Shutdown
Oct. 9, 2013 First Year Democrats Support Discharge Petition And Ask For A Simple Up And Down Vote To Open Government
Oct. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implement Additional Sanctions on Iran
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Demand a Vote on Bill to Reopen Government
Oct. 3, 2013 Brownsville Herald - Rep. Vela: DC Shooting Was Extremely Chaotic
Oct. 2, 2013 Texas Tribune - Shutdown Day 2: Some Texas Lawmakers Forgo Federal Pay
Sept. 24, 2013 Valley Morning Star - Vela Comments on Affordable Care Act
Sept. 20, 2013 Grijalva, Vela Introduce Immigration Reform Bill to Push Continued Action in the House, Draw Distinctions With GOP Approach
Aug. 23, 2013 Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Republic of South Sudan - Concern with Ongoing Events in South Sudan
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 2, 2013 Congressmen Cuellar and Vela Applaud Selection of South Texas Consortium for CBP Partnership
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