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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 23, 2015 Vela Appointed Senior Democratic Whip by House Leader
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 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 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
Jan. 7, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran Health Care
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
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 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. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Please Meet with Immigrant Families
Sept. 4, 2014 Congressman Vela Announces $1.6M Grant for Brownsville HOME Program
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Priority Included in Foreign Operations Spending Measure
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Announces $705K Grant for Brownsville Navigation District
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
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