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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
July 27, 2015 Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015
July 27, 2015 Preclearance Authorization 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 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
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
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 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 30, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - U.S. Open Skies Policy
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 - 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 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 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 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 Letter to Harold Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations, Mike Simpson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations, and Marcy Kaptur, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations - Harbor Maintenance Funding
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
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