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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - Do Not Appoint Sheriff Clarke
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget- Reductions to the Office of the National Drug Control Policy
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States- Mexico's Sugar Trade Practices
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Student Loan Protections
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman, and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, & Education - Increase Federal Funding for Medical Research
April 5, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States- Maintain Comprehensive Effort in Federal Government to Combat Zika Virus
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. NIta Lowey, Ranking Member, the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member - Flood Mapping
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Culberson, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jose E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for Criminal Background Checks
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Appropriation Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services- Fund Infectious Disease Responses
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member, the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member - National Flood Insurance Program
April 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee and the Hon. David Price, Ranking Member - Funding Request for Community Development Block Grants
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon.Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Federal Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention
March 30, 2017 Esty, Costello Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran Caregivers of All Service Eras
March 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, United States Congressman, and the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, United States Congresswomen - Defunding President Trump's Immigration Executive Orders
March 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Graves, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and the Hon. Mike Quigley, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government- Protect Taxpayer Services in Budget Proposal
March 21, 2017 Letter to Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - Republican Healthcare Changes
March 10, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States- Prioritize Appointment of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
March 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly - Regarding Deportations and Immigration Policy
March 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reject Cruel and Misguided Plan to Separate Mothers & Children
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly - Department of Human Services Must Explain Deportation Plans to American People
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Title X and Women's Healthcare
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Animal Welfare Transparency
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Investigate Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Presidential Election
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Take a Stand Against President Trump's Preventing Foreign Terrorist Entry Executive Order
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order
Jan. 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Presidential Pardons for DACA Recipients.
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Nov. 28, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela and Texas Senator Eddie Lucio Issue Statement on Zika Case in Cameron County
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Demanding EPA Use Sound Science
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to House Committee Leaders - Protect Pell Grant Funding
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - Ecological Risk Assessment for Atrazine
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President, United States of America - Engaging China on Biotechnology
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. MIchael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; the Hon. Deborah L. James, Sec. of the U.S. Air Force and the Hon. Charles Bolden, Administrator of NASA - Robust, Domestic Commercial Space Launch
Sept. 29, 2016 Press Release: Vela Legislation Will Return Land Controlled by Army Corps Back to Port of Brownsville
Sept. 28, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - Castro Leads Call for USCIS to Address DACA Renewal Backlog
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payday Rule
Sept. 21, 2016 Cornyn, Vela Statements on Border Patrol Decision to Reclassify Agent Vega's Death as Line of Duty Fatality
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Affirming Rights of Contraceptive Coverage for Women in Zubik v. Burwell
Aug. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State, and the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - Urging Support for Venezuelan People
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
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