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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
June 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Export-Import Reauthorization Vote
June 10, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate HELP Committee - Every Child Achieves Act
June 4, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - U.S. Embassies in Mexico
May 19, 2015 Vela Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Launch of Head Start
May 18, 2015 Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Head Start
May 18, 2015 Amendment to Address Violence in Mexico Included in Defense Policy Legislation
May 1, 2015 In Recognition of Goliad, Texas and Cinco De Mayo
April 24, 2015 Congressman Vela, Brownsville Mayor Martinez Emphasize Importance of Special Secure Economic Zones and West Rail Opening to Acting Mexican Ambassador to U.S.
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 17, 2015 Vela Statement on Recent Acts of Violence in Reynosa, Mexico
April 16, 2015 Letter to Governors - Religious Freedom Restoration Act
April 8, 2015 Vela Announces $20 Million Grant for Neighbors in Need of Services Inc. (NINOS)
March 27, 2015 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: Funding of Heating Assistance Program
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority Aids Initiative
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - NIH Alzheimers Research
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program
March 23, 2015 Vela Appointed Senior Democratic Whip by House Leader
March 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, and David Price, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Transportation Funding
March 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran Nuclear Negotiations
March 19, 2015 House Leaders Appoint Vela to Special Task Force on Foreign Fighters
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research
March 17, 2015 Hearing of the Border and Martime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Combating Terrorist Travel: Does the Visa Waiver Program Keep the Nation Safe?
March 12, 2015 Vela Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation in South Texas Focusing on Transportation and Infrastructure Development
March 11, 2015 Vela Announces $8.2M Grant for Su Clinica
March 10, 2015 Vela Joins Blue Dog Coalition in House
March 4, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Gray Wolf Protections: Change Course, Use Best Science
March 4, 2015 Vela Announces $6.5M Grant For Community Action Corporation Of South Texas
March 3, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
Feb. 27, 2015 Congressman Vela Honors South Texas Native Corporal Harlon Block On The 70th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Iwo Jima
Feb. 25, 2015 Vela Announces Children's Museum Of Brownsville And Gladys Porter Zoo As Finalists For National Medal For Museum And Library Service
Feb. 11, 2015 Letter to Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico - Locate Ernesto and Jesus Garcia
Feb. 6, 2015 Vela Statement on Violence in Mexico
Jan. 22, 2015 Judge Olvera Appears Before Senate Judiciary Nomination Hearing for Federal Judgeship Position
Jan. 22, 2015 Vela Amendment Seeks to Block Further Construction of Fence on Southern Border
Jan. 15, 2015 Letter to Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States - Secure Economics Zones On Border When Meeting With President Of Mexico This Week
Jan. 14, 2015 Vela to Lead Democrats on Border and Maritime Security Policy Panel
Jan. 13, 2015 Congressman Ruben Hinojosa and Filemon Vela Invite Veterans Affairs Secretary to Visit Rio Grande Valley
Jan. 7, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran Health Care
Jan. 7, 2015 Brownsville Mayor Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Congressman Vela Defending Executive Action on Immigration Policies
Jan. 7, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Invitation to Rio Grande Valley
Dec. 18, 2014 Vela Announces $449K Grant For Valley AIDS Council
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Nov. 18, 2014 Violence In The State Of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Nov. 17, 2014 Funding Alzheimer's Research
Nov. 13, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Immigration
Nov. 10, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Urging Restoration of NIH Funding in Lame Duck
Nov. 3, 2014 No Attorney General Should be Confirmed Unless They Are Committed to Extradition of Indicted Mexican Governor
Oct. 22, 2014 Congressman Vela Named Among 50 Influentials by Hispanic Business
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