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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 34
Date Title
Feb. 1, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Senate Action on Harvey Relief
Jan. 11, 2018 Rep. Vela Announces Passage of H.R. 4578, the Counter Terrorist Network Act
Dec. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations - Rep. Culberson Signs on to Bipartisan Letter on Dismal OMB Funding Request
Oct. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Energy Infrastructure Attacks
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Increase Refugee Intake
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Brandon, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Bipartisan Letter to Ban Bump Stocks
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. 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Congress Members Sends Letter to President Trump Urging Him to Rebuild Communications Infrastructure in Puerto Rico
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Gov't Must do More to Help Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Sept. 6, 2017 Press Release: Vela Supports House Passage of $7.85 Billion Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief Package
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to Hon. Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas - Preemptive State of Disaster Declaration
Aug. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jefferson B. Sessions, Attorney General - "Is the DOJ Targeting the Real Terrorists?"
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael McCaul, Homeland Security - Domestic Terrorism Hearings
July 25, 2017 House Democrats: Don't Sneak Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall Vote into Military Funding Bill
July 24, 2017 Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega
July 21, 2017 Grijalva and Vela Lead Letter Opposing Funding and Construction of Border Wall
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable John Carter and Lucille Roybal-Allard, Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairman and Ranking Member - Mexico Border Wall
June 14, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On Shooting Involving Members Of Congress
June 14, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On Shooting Involving Members Of Congress
June 6, 2017 Vela Issues Statement on Russian Interference Information Leak
May 23, 2017 Vela leads Democrats in Bipartisan Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act
May 23, 2017 Vela leads Democrats in Bipartisan Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act
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 10, 2017 Vela Calls for Independent Special Counsel to Investigate Russia Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election
April 10, 2017 Vela Commends Mexican Government for Capturing Former Governor Tomas Yarrington
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
March 15, 2017 Vela Denounces Republican Colleague's Racist Remarks
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly - Department of Human Services Must Explain Deportation Plans to American People
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, 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. 8, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Investigate Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Presidential Election
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Sept. 21, 2016 Cornyn, Vela Statements on Border Patrol Decision to Reclassify Agent Vega's Death as Line of Duty Fatality
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
July 8, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela Issues Statement Following Tragedy in Dallas, Texas
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Smith Requests Travis County Disaster Declaration from President
May 20, 2016 STATEMENT: Vela Statement on Mexico Extraditing Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, Repeats Call for Extradition of Former Tamaulipas Governors
April 25, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Rep. Culberson Joins Texas Delegation in Request for Disaster Declaration
April 24, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - McCaul Leads Texas Delegation Letter Urging President to Agree to Governor Abbott's Disaster Declaration Request
April 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
March 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Kay Granger, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber of the House Appropriations Committee - House Members Urge Full Funding of President Obama's Colombia Aid Reques
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership - Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Dec. 21, 2015 Vela Announces Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cameron County
Nov. 18, 2015 Vela Announces $150K for Kennel Facility at Gateway Port of Entry in Brownsville
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
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