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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 (TX) - District 34

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10/16/2020 Congressman Vela Joins Colleagues in Introducing the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act
10/02/2020 Congressman Vela Announces Passages of Updated Heroes Act
10/01/2020 Congressman Vela Unveils Legislation to Protect Taxpayers
09/28/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, Republican Leader of the House, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Democratic Leader of the Senate - Brownley, Welch Lead Bipartisan Letter to Protect American Farmers and U.S. Food Supply
09/24/2020 Letter to The Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, The Honorable Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee & The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee - Manchin, Young, Ernst, Vela, Palmer Lead Members in Calling On NDAA Conferees to Save Chief Management Officer, Uphold Accountability At DOD
09/16/2020 Congressman Vela Joins Colleagues in Introducing the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act
09/15/2020 Congressman Vela Announces Passage of the Strength in Diversity Act of 2020
09/15/2020 Letter to the Hon. Joseph Cuffari, Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security - 173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Open Investigation Into Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women
09/15/2020 Congressman Vela Announces Passage of the Strength in Diversity Act of 2020
09/15/2020 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Hon. James Macrae, Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the Hon. Thomas Engels, Admin. of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Rep. Axne Leads Fight Against Increasing Costs on Insulin and Epinephrine
09/11/2020 Vela and Hurd Advocate for Recognition of Blackwell School as National Historic Site
09/11/2020 Congressman Vela Introduces Resolution Honoring The Buffalo Soldiers
09/11/2020 Congressman Vela's Statement in Remembrance of the 19th Anniversary of 9/11
09/10/2020 Congressman Vela Announces $771,000 in COPS School Violence Prevention Program Funds for South Texas
09/04/2020 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Newhouse Joins Call to Include Wheat Growers in USDA Coronavirus Aid Program
09/02/2020 Congressman Vela Announces $2.6M for Completion of New Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport
09/01/2020 Congressman Vela Introduces Resolution Honoring NATO Exercise DEFENDER 2020
08/28/2020 Letter to The Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Congressman Cleaver Applauds Usda Reversal, Decision to Extend Nutrition Program Waivers for Kids Learning Remotely
08/23/2020 Congressman Vela Supports Legislation to Protect and Preserve the United States Postal Service
08/17/2020 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - ER Doctor Congressman Ruiz Leads Charge for Health Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
08/14/2020 Letter to the Hon. Shannon Christian, Dir. of the Office of Child Cares for the Admin. for Children and Families, and Dr. Robert Redfield, Dir. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Hirono, Coons, Murray, Colleagues Call on HHS, CDC to Provide Comprehensive Guidance for Child Care Providers Dealing with COVID-19
08/13/2020 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce, the Hon. Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the Census Bureau - Fudge, Richmond Request Plan for Complete Census Count Following Abrupt Schedule Changes
08/13/2020 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, and the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Reps. Kind, Reed, Peterson, Thompson, Brindisi, Fulcher, Torres Small, Gonzalez Lead Letter Calling on the Administration to Implement USMCA Enforcement Measures to Support Dairy Industry
08/12/2020 Letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy - Pelosi, Maloney Joined by 192 House Democrats in Calling on Postmaster General to Reverse Assault on Postal Service
08/11/2020 Congressman Vela Introduces Legislation to Protect Minority Student Borrower

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