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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Full Name: Filemon Vela, Jr.
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
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
July 8, 2014 Congressman Vela: Republican Majority Leader Holds Up Bipartisan Border Security Bill for 14 Months
June 28, 2014 Transcript of Pelosi, Members of Congress and Advocates Press Conference Today After Touring South Texas Detention Facility
June 25, 2014 Congressmen Thompson, Hinojosa, and Vela to Tour McAllen Border Patrol Detention Facility & Sacred Heart Church Refuge Center
June 17, 2014 Addressing Recent Surge in Unaccompanied Children from Central America Requires Separating Fact from Fiction: United States Should Take Swift but Thoughtful Action
June 13, 2014 The Brownsville Herald - Chat With SpaceX Head Fuels Optimism
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs
June 10, 2014 Letter to Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Administration Administrator- DHS Role in Addressing Influx of Unaccompanied Children Entering the U.S.
May 30, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking
May 29, 2014 SpaceX Final Environmental Impact Statement Complete
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
May 8, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Fair Housing
April 29, 2014 ABC - Spotlight on Mexico State After Violent Eruption
April 10, 2014 In Support of the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
April 9, 2014 Congressman Filemon Vela Participates in Hearing Focusing on Boston Bombings--One Year Later
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 Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 3, 2014 Congressman Filemon Vela Brings Issue of Violence in Tamaulipas to Forefront of Homeland Security Hearing on Mexican Drug Cartels
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 Congressman Filemon Vela and Congressman Beto O'Rourke Visit Atlanta with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Walter Bastian to Highlight Importance of Trade with Mexico
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 Barack Obama, President of the United States - 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
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