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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
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Don't Count on Us to Fix the PAYGO Problem You've Created with the GOP's Tax Bill
Nov. 16, 2017 Vela Releases Statement Following the Passage of Republican Tax Cut Bill
Oct. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, the Hon. Jack Reed, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, and the Hon. Adam Smith - Support for Medical Research Program
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman, the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member - Request of $18.7 Billion for Next Wave of Harvey Relief
Sept. 6, 2017 Press Release: Vela Supports House Passage of $7.85 Billion Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief Package
July 25, 2017 House Democrats: Don't Sneak Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall Vote into Military Funding Bill
July 21, 2017 Grijalva and Vela Lead Letter Opposing Funding and Construction of Border Wall
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member - No Poison Pill Riders on FY2-18 Appropriations Bills
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means - Fix the Highway Trust Fund
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 3, 2017 Vela: Vote for Budget is Vote for Trump's Wall
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 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Congress Members Request Funding for Alzheimer's Research
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations and the Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Congress Members Request Funding for the Minority AIDS Initiative
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 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. John Culberson, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee and the Hon. Jose Serrano, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee - Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
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
March 29, 2017 Vela Bashes Trump's Request for Border Wall Funding
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 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 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means - Pascrell, 163 Bipartisan Colleagues Call on Congress to Request Trump Tax Returns
Feb. 16, 2017 Congressman Vela Announces $15.6 Million in RESTORE Act Funding
Sept. 28, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016
July 25, 2016 Vela Announces $1.8 Million in Education grants for South Texas Colleges
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
April 19, 2016 Congressman Cuellar Helps Secure $42 Million to Bolster Citrus Growers
April 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services & Education Subcommittee, and The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services & Education Subcommittee - Zika Funding
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Grants
Dec. 15, 2015 Vela Announces $3.4M TAP Grant for South Padre
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
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. 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
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Trans-Pacific Partnership
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
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 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, David Price, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies - HUD-VASH Program Funding
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
Nov. 17, 2014 Funding Alzheimer's Research
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
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Priority Included in Foreign Operations Spending Measure
Aug. 6, 2014 Congressman Vela Announces $705K Grant for Brownsville Navigation District
Oct. 17, 2013 Coastal Bend Leaders In Congress Split On Deal Ending Shutdown
Oct. 17, 2013 Caller - Coastal Bend Leaders In Congress Split On Deal Ending Shutdow
Oct. 9, 2013 First Year Democrats Support Discharge Petition And Ask For A Simple Up And Down Vote To Open Government
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