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

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Job Corps Capacity
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Violations of Current Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection Policies
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. 12, 2017 Vela Applauds Cameron County Commissioner's Court for Supporting DACA
Sept. 6, 2017 Press Release: Vela Supports House Passage of $7.85 Billion Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief Package
Aug. 25, 2017 Vela Outraged at Arpaio Pardoning
Aug. 3, 2017 Vela Releases Statement in Response to Trump's Immigration Plan
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Delayed Veterans Choice Program Payments and Adverse Credit Actions Harming America's Heroes
June 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Election Infrastructure Security
June 20, 2017 Sens. Murray, Cantwell Join 196 Members of Congress Asking the Court to Compel President Trump to Obey the Constitution
June 20, 2017 Sens. Murray, Cantwell Join 196 Members of Congress Asking the Court to Compel President Trump to Obey the Constitution
June 6, 2017 Vela Issues Statement on Russian Interference Information Leak
June 6, 2017 Vela Issues Statement on Russian Interference Information Leak
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - Do Not Appoint Sheriff Clarke
May 23, 2017 Vela leads Democrats in Bipartisan Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act
May 18, 2017 House Passes Vela's Bill
May 10, 2017 Vela Calls for Independent Special Counsel to Investigate Russia Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election
May 10, 2017 Vela Calls for Independent Special Counsel to Investigate Russia Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election
May 8, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On "Show Me Your Papers" Law
May 4, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On The Passage Of The AHCA
May 2, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Beyer, Cicilline, Pascrell, Jayapal Lead House Democrats Calling on Trump to Help with Syrians
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Mexico's Sugar Trade Practices
April 10, 2017 Vela Commends Mexican Government for Capturing Former Governor Tomas Yarrington
March 29, 2017 Vela Bashes Trump's Request for Border Wall Funding
March 14, 2017 Doubling Down on Xenophobia is Just Plain Absurd
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 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. 28, 2017 Vela Invites Chef José Andrés to Joint Session of Congress
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly - Department of Human Services Must Explain Deportation Plans to American People
Feb. 21, 2017 Democratic Officials Discuss Dangers of Trump's Executive Orders During Visit to South Texas
Feb. 17, 2017 Vela Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Response to Trump's Muslim Ban
Feb. 17, 2017 Vela Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Response to Trump's Muslim Ban
Feb. 14, 2017 Trump Enforcement Priorities: Radical Shift
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. 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 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
Jan. 25, 2017 Congressmen Filemon Vela And Vicente Gonzalez Issue Statement On Executive Order
Jan. 25, 2017 Congressman Filemon Vela Hosts Bipartisan Hearing On Border Business
Jan. 19, 2017 Vela to Boycott Inauguration following Trumps Neglect of Hispanic Cabinet Picks
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Presidential Pardons for DACA Recipients.
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Demanding EPA Use Sound Science
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses
June 28, 2016 Congressional Delegation Applaud Progress Towards Making A New Federal Courthouse A Reality In Mcallen
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Smith Requests Travis County Disaster Declaration from President
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Warning USDA of Uncertainty, Potential Trade Disruptions in Proposed Biotech Revisions
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
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 the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery
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