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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
Date Title
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
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 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 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. 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
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
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
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
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
July 6, 2016 Letter to Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - Stop Increase of Immigration and Naturalization Fees
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
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 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 18, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela Continues to Defend Executive Action on Immigration Policies following Oral Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
April 8, 2016 The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog - How Texas Could Suffer if Trump Cut off Cash Sent to Mexico over Border Wall Fight
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
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - ICE Raids Targeting Families
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Nov. 18, 2015 Vela Announces $150K for Kennel Facility at Gateway Port of Entry in Brownsville
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Assist Vulnerable Women and Children at Mexico's Southern Border
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection - Benefits to Family of Border Agent
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection - Benefits to Family of Border Agent
Oct. 1, 2015 McCaul, Vela Joint Statement on Extradition of 13 Individuals to the U.S.
Oct. 1, 2015 McCaul, Vela Joint Statement on Extradition of 13 Individuals to the U.S.
Sept. 28, 2015 Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 13, 2015 Vela Statement on Sinaloa Drug Cartel Leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's Escape from a Mexican Prison
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 4, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - U.S. Embassies in Mexico
May 18, 2015 Amendment to Address Violence in Mexico Included in Defense Policy Legislation
May 1, 2015 In Recognition of Goliad, Texas and Cinco De Mayo
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