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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
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
Oct. 10, 2014 Congressman Vela Participates in Homeland Security Committee Field Hearing in Dallas on Ebola
Oct. 1, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Expressing Concern About Iran's Refusal to Cooperate with International Nuclear Inspectors
Sept. 19, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Chairman, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee, Mike Simpson, Chairman, and Marcy Kaptur, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Appropriations - ENC Waterways
Sept. 19, 2014 Senator Cornyn and Congressman Vela Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Obama on Mexico's Water Debt Owed to the U.S.
Sept. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Please Meet with Immigrant Families
Sept. 19, 2014 Congressman Filemon Vela and BEDC President Jason Hilts Participate in Roundtable Economic Discussion at White House Hosted by United States Trade Representative Mike Froman
Sept. 4, 2014 Congressman Vela Announces $1.6M Grant for Brownsville HOME Program
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Announces $705K Grant for Brownsville Navigation District
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Priority Included in Foreign Operations Spending Measure
Aug. 4, 2014 Congressman Filemon Vela Notes Unique Educational and Economic Opportunities that Accompany SpaceX Decision to Build Launch Facility in South Texas
Aug. 1, 2014 Congressman Vela Opposes Legislation which Removes Due Process Rights for Unaccompanied Children, Funds Deployment of National Guard Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border
July 31, 2014 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Keep Dubuque Air Traffic Control Tower Open
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 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
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