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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Protect Patient Access to Family Planning Providers
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
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 4, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On The Passage Of The AHCA
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. 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 24, 2017 24 Million People to Sleep Well Tonight
March 21, 2017 Letter to Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - Republican Healthcare Changes
March 14, 2017 In Urgency to Repeal Obamacare, President Trump and GOP Will Double the Amount of Uninsured
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 Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Title X and Women's Healthcare
Feb. 10, 2017 Vela Announces $700K Grant for Cameron County
Jan. 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood
Jan. 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Donald Trump, President-elect - Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood
Nov. 28, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela and Texas Senator Eddie Lucio Issue Statement on Zika Case in Cameron County
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
June 22, 2016 Letter to Senate and House Conferees - Murphy Renews Push For Full Emergency Zika Funding As Florida Surpasses 200 Cases
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
April 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery
April 15, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services - Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines
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 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
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 18, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Protect Retiree Health Coverage
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership - Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus
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. 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. 1, 2015 McCaul, Vela Joint Statement on Extradition of 13 Individuals to the U.S.
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 11, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Evaluate Texas Medicaid Cuts
July 28, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Re: National Ambient Air Quality Stadards
July 13, 2015 Vela Statement on Sinaloa Drug Cartel Leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's Escape from a Mexican Prison
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
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 8, 2015 Vela Announces $20 Million Grant for Neighbors in Need of Services Inc. (NINOS)
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 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 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 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
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