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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 34
Date Title
Aug. 11, 2016 Vela Announces Additional Research Grant To Texas A&M-Kingsville
July 25, 2016 Vela Announces $1.8 Million in Education grants for South Texas Colleges
July 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Swalwell Leads Call for New Policy Regarding Cameras on House Floor
July 8, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela Issues Statement Following Tragedy in Dallas, Texas
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
July 6, 2016 Letter to Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service- Stop Increase of Immigration and Naturalization Fees
June 28, 2016 Congressional Delegation Applaud Progress Towards Making A New Federal Courthouse A Reality In Mcallen
June 22, 2016 Letter to Senate and House Conferees - Murphy Renews Push For Full Emergency Zika Funding As Florida Surpasses 200 Cases
June 22, 2016 Donna and Pharr Border Crossing Projects Gain Approval through Private-Public Partnership Program
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Smith Requests Travis County Disaster Declaration from President
June 3, 2016 Farenthold, Vela Announce M-69 Marine Highway Designation for Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Warning USDA of Uncertainty, Potential Trade Disruptions in Proposed Biotech Revisions
May 20, 2016 STATEMENT: Vela Statement on Mexico Extraditing Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, Repeats Call for Extradition of Former Tamaulipas Governors
May 20, 2016 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade
May 19, 2016 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairman Todd Rokita, Chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, Ranking Member Robert "Bobby" C. Scott, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Marica L. Fudge, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education - WIC Reauthorization
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
April 25, 2016 Letter to Thomas E. Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC - Reps. Yvette D. Clarke and Gene Green Urge FCC to Delay Further Action Until Completion of Impact Study
April 25, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Rep. Culberson Joins Texas Delegation in Request for Disaster Declaration
April 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery
April 24, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- McCaul Leads Texas Delegation Letter Urging President to Agree to Governor Abbott's Disaster Declaration Request
April 19, 2016 Congressman Cuellar Helps Secure $42 Million to Bolster Citrus Growers
April 19, 2016 Congressman Vela Announces $22 Million Available for Citrus Greening Research
April 18, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela Continues to Defend Executive Action on Immigration Policies following Oral Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court
April 15, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services - Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines
April 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services & Education Subcommittee, and The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services & Education Subcommittee - Zika Funding
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
April 8, 2016 The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog- How Texas Could Suffer if Trump Cut off Cash Sent to Mexico over Border Wall Fight
March 31, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Fight The Wage Gap
March 28, 2016 Letter to Fed. Chair Janet Yellen, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Currency Comptroller Thomas Curry, and NCUA Chairman Deborah Matz - Push for Tailored Regulations
March 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Kay Granger, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber of the House Appropriations Committee - House Members Urge Full Funding of President Obama's Colombia Aid Reques
March 24, 2016 Letter to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro - Fully Fund Senior Community-Based Programs
March 24, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative
March 18, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Protect Retiree Health Coverage
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 17, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee-TIGER Grants
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
March 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mike Simpson, Chairman, and Honorable Marcy Kaptur, Ranking Memeber, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House on Appropriations - Fund Israel Energy Cooperation
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership - Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 17, 2016 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Set Top Box Proposal
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - ICE Raids Targeting Families
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Dec. 21, 2015 Vela Announces Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cameron County
Dec. 15, 2015 Vela Announces $3.4M TAP Grant for South Padre
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Take Action on Cottonseed
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