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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
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - ICE Raids Targeting Families
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Take Action on Cottonseed
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to Congressional Leadership - Bring a Clean Spending Bill to the Floor
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Nov. 4, 2015 Hearing of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Vela, Hearing Titled "A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An Examination of CBP's Public Private Partnerships."
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection - Benefits to Family of Border Agent
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Ways and Means Chairman, and the Hon. Sander Levin, Ways and Means Ranking Member - Members of House Homeland Security Panels Reject Plan to Divert Border Security Funding
Oct. 1, 2015 McCaul, Vela Joint Statement on Extradition of 13 Individuals to the U.S.
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Implementation of Positive Train Control
Sept. 28, 2015 Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015
Sept. 28, 2015 Cross-Border Rail Security Act of 2015
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House- Keep House in Session Until Shutdown Averted
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Prevent Shutdown
Sept. 11, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Evaluate Texas Medicaid Cuts
Aug. 4, 2015 Vela Announces $5.9M In Border Security Grants For South Texas Counties
Aug. 4, 2015 Vela Announces $172K Grant for Port of Brownsville
Aug. 3, 2015 Vela Announces $1.2M for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport from FAA for Terminal Replacement Project
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
July 28, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Re: National Ambient Air Quality Stadards
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 27, 2015 Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015
July 27, 2015 Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 17, 2015 Press Release: Vela Announces $1.4M Grant for UTB
July 17, 2015 Vela Announces $2.5M In Grants For Texas A&M-Kingsville
July 13, 2015 Vela Statement on Sinaloa Drug Cartel Leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's Escape from a Mexican Prison
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
July 9, 2015 Letter to Mac Thornberry, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittte,and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - National Guard
June 28, 2015 Valley Central: "Pelosi: "It's Not A Crisis, It's An Opportunity'"
June 25, 2015 Congress Discusses Border Fence, Immigration Policy
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 24, 2015 Vela Receives Legislator of the Year Award from State Bar of Texas
June 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Export-Import Reauthorization Vote
June 22, 2015 Valley Morning Star: D.C. Considers Policies To Curb Surge Crisis
June 11, 2015 Vela Statement on Blackhawk Helicopters Sent to South Texas
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 9, 2015 Vela Announces $5 Million Grant for Nuestra Clinica Del Valle, Inc.
June 4, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - U.S. Embassies in Mexico
May 20, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - TRID Regulation
May 19, 2015 Vela Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Launch of Head Start
May 18, 2015 Amendment to Address Violence in Mexico Included in Defense Policy Legislation
May 18, 2015 Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Head Start
May 1, 2015 In Recognition of Goliad, Texas and Cinco De Mayo
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