Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Vicente Gonzalez serves as the U.S. Congressman for the 15th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is his official page. *This page is monitored during business hours.*

1. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Sept. 4, 1967
2. Married to Lorena Gonzalez
3. GED, 1985; Del Mar College, Associates in Banking and Finance, 1990; Embry Riddle University, Bachelor's Aviation Business Administration, 1992; Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (present day Texas A&M School of Law), Juris Doctorate Degree, 1996
4. Interned for Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz in 1994
Lawyer, Private Practice, V. Gonzalez & Associates, P.C., 1997-Present

Operating as usual

Congratulations to the 4H Club participants and award winners from Live Oak, Duval, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. A spec...
04/16/2021

Congratulations to the 4H Club participants and award winners from Live Oak, Duval, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. A special congratulations to Miss Stephanie Cavazos for advancing to State at Texas A&M College Station. Keep up the great work and remember: “To make the best better."

Currently no wait for COVID-19 vaccines. If you are need of a COVID-19 vaccine, please head to the McAllen Convention Ce...
04/16/2021

Currently no wait for COVID-19 vaccines. If you are need of a COVID-19 vaccine, please head to the McAllen Convention Center this morning and get vaccinated to protect yourself and your families.

Currently no wait! Head on over to get your vaccine. This is first come, first serve clinic and NO pre-registering required for any individuals who are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine under State of Texas guidelines.

The City of McAllen, in partnership with Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo " Eddie" Cantu and Ellie Torres - Hidalgo County Commissioner Pct. 4, in conjunction with the McAllen Independent School District and the Texas National Guard is hosting a 1st dose COVID-19 Moderna vaccine clinic today Friday, April 16, 2021 at the McAllen Convention Center at 7 a.m.

Please note that there are 2,000 vaccines available for this COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
All individuals are asked to download the Hidalgo County registration documents, fill them out and bring them with them at the clinic. Those documents can be found at https://www.mcallen.net/.../Packet-1stDoseRegistration.pdf

04/15/2021

Today, I voted for equal pay for equal work because women deserve to be paid fairly for their work. This bipartisan legislation is an opportunity to build on the Equal Pay Act to ensure our economy works for every person, in every zip code in the 15th District of Texas and across the United States. I am committed to securing economic justice for women, advancing progress for working families and unlocking the full potential of women in the workforce.

Attention teachers and students! The deadline for the Congressional Art Competition is right around the corner. Particip...
04/15/2021

Attention teachers and students! The deadline for the Congressional Art Competition is right around the corner. Participants can either submit their artwork electronically or in-person to my McAllen District office. All art work is due on Monday, April 19, 2021. Please contact my office at 956-682-5545 if you have any questions. Good luck!

04/15/2021

Nearly 1,000 first dose vaccines available in the Edcouch-Elsa area on a first come, first served basis. No appointments necessary.

Residents needing their first dose vaccine are encouraged to go to the Robert M. Capello Sr. Gymnasium at the Edcouch-Elsa High School, Hwy 107 & Mile 4 Road West, Edcouch, TX 78538, until 2 p.m. today.

Help is here for our veterans. I want to make sure that Texas veterans get the money that is rightfully theirs and that ...
04/14/2021
Texas veterans to receive $1,400 payments beginning this week

Help is here for our veterans. I want to make sure that Texas veterans get the money that is rightfully theirs and that these veterans who have served honorably receive their benefits provided by the American Rescue Plan Act. If you are a veteran in the 15th District of Texas and have any questions, please reach out to my office.

Texans who receive Veterans' benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 beginning Wednesday. 

On Monday, I led the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to different ports of entry and migrant processing centers. We di...
04/14/2021

On Monday, I led the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to different ports of entry and migrant processing centers. We discussed the needs of law enforcement and U.S. border patrol agents and what they experience as they protect our southern border.

On Sunday evening, I hosted a dinner for the Problem Solvers Caucus Members, a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republi...
04/13/2021

On Sunday evening, I hosted a dinner for the Problem Solvers Caucus Members, a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans, with local leaders, including mayors, sheriffs, county judges and city leaders, for them to share how border cities shoulder the costs of irregular migration year after year. We were fortunate to have Federal Judge Ricardo Hinojosa join us for dinner and who spoke to the delegation.

As part of the Problem Solvers Caucus bipartisan visit, we did a ride-along with Constable Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, Hida...
04/13/2021

As part of the Problem Solvers Caucus bipartisan visit, we did a ride-along with Constable Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3 at Anzalduas Park in Mission, Texas to see the encampments of migrants visible from the banks of the Rio Grande Valley in Mexico and to view areas were migrants were known to cross into the United States.

I had the honor of hosting the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus this week to discuss the challenges we face at the bord...
04/13/2021

I had the honor of hosting the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus this week to discuss the challenges we face at the border. As Members are focused on finding bipartisan solutions to our immigration system. On Sunday, we visited the Catholic Charities Respite Center and Sister Norma Pimentel to discuss refugee relief and the root causes of migration. It's vital that we ensure our borders are secure while also providing critical help to those who need it.

04/12/2021
Problem Solvers Caucus Press Conference in South Texas

Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans, held a press conference in South Texas to address the immigration challenges we in America face. This isn't a partsan problem, it's an American problem. Thank you for visiting and I look forward to continuing our work to address our broken immigration system and finding bipartisan solutions.

04/11/2021
Congressman Gonzalez on CNN to discuss immigration

Last night, I discussed immigration on CNN and our need for out-of-the-box thinking to solve these challenges on our southern border. Today, I'll welcome the Problem Solvers Caucus to South Texas and the 15th District of Texas to conduct a deep analysis of the issues we face at the border and to discuss real bipartisan solutions to our immigration system.

04/10/2021

Tonight, I'll be on CNN at 5:25pm CST to discuss the upcoming bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the border and voting rights. Tune in! 📺

Health care workers have made many sacrifices to save lives and protect public health. There are no words that can expre...
04/09/2021

Health care workers have made many sacrifices to save lives and protect public health. There are no words that can express our gratitude.

Make sure you take some time to show your appreciation for health care workers today!

Get your vaccine today!
04/09/2021

Get your vaccine today!

🚨EXTRA VACCINES AVAILABLE🚨

There are extra 1st-dose vaccines available right now at the La Joya ISD Abraham Lincoln Building. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone 18+ is eligible.

The Hidalgo County Health Department will be administering vaccines until 4 p.m. today.

This weekend I'll be leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the border to discuss real solutions to the immigr...
04/09/2021
Bipartisan group led by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez to travel to the Rio Grande Valley

This weekend I'll be leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the border to discuss real solutions to the immigration and border security challenges America faces.

Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)-A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, will visit the Rio Grande Valley this weekend. Catholic Charities responds to radio host Alex Jones’s M…

Today, I met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in McAllen to discuss the situation at th...
04/09/2021

Today, I met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in McAllen to discuss the situation at the border and solutions we can work on together moving forward.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal opened today!Watch the information webinar to learn about eligibi...
04/08/2021
SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal opened today!

Watch the information webinar to learn about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and more. https://youtu.be/CNWsgR9ESUs

Learn more about the program: https://sba.gov/svogrant

We know that for stage and venue operators, the pandemic has been devastating. Too many have been forced to lower the final curtain on their businesses. Today, with $16.2B available through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, #HelpisHere.

Apply: https://www.sba.gov/svogrant

Each year during Days of Remembrance, our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust, we honor the survivors, victim...
04/07/2021

Each year during Days of Remembrance, our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust, we honor the survivors, victims, and liberators. May we never forget the atrocities committed and may we learn from our history.

City of McAllen officials, in conjunction with the McAllen Independent School District and Hidalgo County, will be hosti...
04/07/2021

City of McAllen officials, in conjunction with the McAllen Independent School District and Hidalgo County, will be hosting a first dose COVID-19 Moderna vaccine clinic on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard, starting at 8:00 a.m. for all pre-registered individuals who are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine under State of Texas guidelines. Pre-registration begins today at 10:00 a.m. and can be done online ONLY at www.hidalgocounty.us/vaccine.

Important information for homebound seniors in Hidalgo County. If you or a relative you know is homebound and has yet to...
04/07/2021

Important information for homebound seniors in Hidalgo County. If you or a relative you know is homebound and has yet to receive their vaccination, please call the Hidalgo County Hotline at (956) 292-7765 to register for a vaccine.

Hidalgo County will begin pre-registering homebound residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines in their homes beginning today, April 7, 2021, said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. Residents interested in signing up may call the Hidalgo County Informational Hotline at (956)292-7765. Call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses a...
04/06/2021

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. For more information, visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

I am proud to support teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public servants secure their retirement benefits...
04/06/2021
Gonzalez co-sponsors legislation to secure retirement relief for public servants

I am proud to support teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public servants secure their retirement benefits. The Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021 will fix the Windfall Elimination Provision and establish a new, fairer formula that will pay Social Security benefits in proportion to the share of a worker’s earnings.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced he has co-sponsored the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021. VIDEO: Mission resident catches migrants crossing yard, jumpin…

On Gold Star Spouses Day, we honor the brave husbands and wives who made the ultimate sacrifice.The sacrifices these ser...
04/05/2021

On Gold Star Spouses Day, we honor the brave husbands and wives who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The sacrifices these servicemembers and their families make for our country will not be forgotten.

He is risen! May all those who celebrate this Easter weekend rejoice and spread joy. Stay safe and healthy. Happy Easter...
04/04/2021

He is risen! May all those who celebrate this Easter weekend rejoice and spread joy. Stay safe and healthy. Happy Easter!

04/02/2021

Lorena and I pray for peace and protection for the fallen Capitol Police officers’ family, those who guard our Nation’s Capitol and work in its hallowed halls. This is an immense tragedy and we offer our sincerest condolences.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Good Friday. Let us reflect this Easter season and be kind to one another.
04/02/2021

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Good Friday. Let us reflect this Easter season and be kind to one another.

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System will now vaccinate any Veteran regardless of age or enrollment status or...
04/01/2021

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System will now vaccinate any Veteran regardless of age or enrollment status or eligibility for care. Those interested in scheduling a vaccine appointment are asked to contact the call center at 1-855-864-0516, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments will continue to be made based on supply availability.

03/31/2021
GMA3: What You Need To Know

My interview today on the challenges we face at the border on GMA3: What You Need To Know. Watch below:

Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez talks growing immigration crisis at the US/ Mexico border, calls for “safe zone” centers to process asylum claims on foreign soil. #GMA3 #WYNTK

Farmworkers have played a critical part in this pandemic by keeping us fed. We must protect them and ensure they have ac...
03/31/2021

Farmworkers have played a critical part in this pandemic by keeping us fed. We must protect them and ensure they have access to COVID-19 protections and relief. #NFAW2021

As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, I hope everyone will continue to focus on their wellbeing and physical fitness. ...
03/31/2021

As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, I hope everyone will continue to focus on their wellbeing and physical fitness. It's important that in these difficult times we practice good habits and take care of one another. Stay safe and healthy!

It was great to meet with Hidalgo County Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge last week and discuss the American Rescue ...
03/31/2021

It was great to meet with Hidalgo County Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge last week and discuss the American Rescue Plan and other issues impacting Hidalgo County. I'm looking forward to our next productive meeting.

Today, we thank and honor all of the doctors in the 15th District of Texas. They’ve dedicated their lives to medicine an...
03/31/2021

Today, we thank and honor all of the doctors in the 15th District of Texas. They’ve dedicated their lives to medicine and have served our communities under extreme pressure during this pandemic. We support you and thank you this National Doctors’ Day!

Please be aware of the Mass Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry tomorrow at Bert Ogden Arena!
03/30/2021

Please be aware of the Mass Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry tomorrow at Bert Ogden Arena!

The New Braunfels Food Bank Guadalupe Mega Food Distribution will be hosted by Cibolo Crossing on April 1, 2021. If you ...
03/30/2021

The New Braunfels Food Bank Guadalupe Mega Food Distribution will be hosted by Cibolo Crossing on April 1, 2021. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, visit https://nbfoodbank.org/cvresponse/getfood/ or call 830-327-6000, to register for the Mega Food Distribution on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The distribution will be available from 9:30am – 11:30am. Pre-registration is required.

They need volunteers for this event (adults 18+). If you would like to register to volunteer from 8am-Noon on Thursday, April 1, 2021, please use the link below. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated for this event.

https://safb.secure.force.com/PersonalSiteJobListing?Calendar=1&volunteerShiftId=a1R1I000003gcaIUAQ&jobId=a1P1I000003TS34UAG&dtMonthFilter=2021-4-1%207:30:0&Language=en-us&nMonthsToShow=1

Address

113 Cannon HOB
Washington D.C., DC
20515

General information

Please be advised that Facebook messages are not checked on a regular basis. For emergencies, please call 911. If you need to reach the office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, please call (202) 225-2531 or (956) 682-5545. VICENTE'S VISION: Education: Fighting for the education our children need to get ahead will be my number one priority. • Fully fund pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. • Help our college students graduate debt-free • Support passage of the federal DREAM Act. • Increase funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Jobs and Economic Security: Work and good paying jobs are necessary for the economic security of our families. • Support passage of a living wage. • Support equal pay for equal work for women. • Support paid family and maternity leave. • Incentivize the creation of higher wage jobs in economically distressed areas. Immigration and Border Security: Keep families together and protect our border communities. • Support passage of compassionate immigration reform with a pathway to earned citizenship. • Keep our border communities safe with thoughtful and strategic border security operations to combat the criminal elements crossing the border. Healthcare: Healthcare should be treated as a basic human right. • Increase affordability and access to healthcare. • Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. • Increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for our family doctors. Veterans: We need to keep our promise to our veterans— they fought for us, now we need to fight for them. • Fight to create a full service VA Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. • Ensure our veterans have quality high wage jobs once they return from service.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

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(202) 225-2531

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Thank you Congressman Gonzalez for visiting the Wilson County Veterans Service Office. You and your Staff were great encouragement to the new WCVSO Oscar RaminezJarquin.
Thank you for sending a letter asking the Biden administration to rescind the recent executive order banning responsible energy leasing on federal lands and waters
Evil Trump just won’t stop his campaign of hate going to celebrate the wall
He is no Hispanic he is a traitor to the Hispanic people instead of helping the Hispanics he is putting them in Fields
Open Letter to U.S. Congress Why You Are In Congress Why do people from all around the world wish to come to America? Is it to go to Disneyland? Is it to go to Hollywood? Is it to view the vast beautiful natural wonders of its parks, its rivers, its rustic towns and beautiful scenery from West to East and South to North? The reason people come to America can be found in one word - Freedom! You are in Congress to help insure that we continue to enjoy that freedom for which so many gallant men and women have sacrificed their bodies and lives. What guarantees that freedom? The Bill of Rights and our Constitution are the foundations of that freedom to which we so dearly cling. Without elections free from fraud, we lose our freedom. We lose America. Many states, especially the Swing States of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin,Arizona and Nevada changed their election laws in an unconstitutional manner by not having those changes being enacted by their legislatures per the U.S. Constitution in the months and weeks leading up to the November 3rd Election this year.The changes made in those states encouraged fraudulent voting and that fraud was seen in numerous cases changing the outcome of the Presidential Election. The Supreme Court refused to look at the evidence and try the case. It is their job to enforce the Constitution of the United States of America. They failed to do so and in that failing therein lies the beginning of the end of freedom in America. You can correct their error on January 6th by throwing out ALL the illegal votes cast in the swing states even though that means throwing out many votes that were legal. That is the only way to correct the outcome. If this 2020 election stands, the reason you are in Congress and the reason people from all over the world wish to come to America is gone. Choose freedom!
Looks like pelosi's family is getting million$, gender studies getting million$, Sudan getting million$, Smithsonian (pelosi fam works there) million$, and numerous other Shams getting million$,. But WE THE PEOPLE are waiting for $600 measly bucks??? Congressmen kept getting their paychecks and did little to no work for it, while businesses and jobs shut down. You guys shouldn't get paid until everyone else who lost their jobs on this Shamdemic gets paid.
Is Texas rep. Vincente gonzalez Mexican-American, and if he is why is he ashamed to admit it?
OMG! My compadre Carlos E. Elizondo will be reprising his role as Social Secretary for Dr. Jill Biden as THE WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY in the Biden/Harris Administration!! YAY!! My friend since 1980 and padrino to my sons is the first Hispanic American named to the position and only the second man according to CNN. #harlingennative #canyousaynewestwikipediapage
I'm still looking for your post, the one you called half of America cockaroaches. Where did it go?
Why did you post on your campaign page and call us cockroach trolls? Very impressive way of closing that divide!! Just a reminder, you can't delete your Constituents from your official page. We are not hiding but being silenced by deletion from platforms.
Where is the designated drop off for mail in ballots in McAllen? Thanks!
Congressman, I support you and Our Democrats but I have a concern. For the economies sake we should meet in the middle with the Republicans on the stimulus package and help create jobs and keep our major and small business afloat. I am one of the lucky ones that could care less about $1200.00 for me but our Airlines are suffering, a lot of small business have closed and we need to work something out. What happened to Parties working together for the betterment of our country and our tax payers. I would appreciate the help on this matter.