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

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Our men and women in uniform bravely put their lives on the line to protect our great country. No honorable veteran shou...
09/17/2021
Congressmen Gonzalez and Young Introduce the Repatriate Our Patriots Act in 117th Congress

Our men and women in uniform bravely put their lives on the line to protect our great country. No honorable veteran should ever be deported. ROPA would provide these heroes with a pathway to citizenship so they can come home.

https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Don Young (AK-AL) reintroduced the Repatriate Our Patriots Act (ROPA), bipartisan legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. In December of 2018, deported U.S. Army veteran, Car...

Today, on POW/MIA day we remember our brave soldiers who selflessly fought to protect our country. Everyday, we thank an...
09/17/2021

Today, on POW/MIA day we remember our brave soldiers who selflessly fought to protect our country. Everyday, we thank and honor the sacrifice of those who were prisoners of war and who remain missing in action. They will never be forgotten.

Today, on POW/MIA day we remember our brave soldiers who selflessly fought to protect our country. Everyday, we thank and honor the sacrifice of those who were prisoners of war and who remain missing in action. They will never be forgotten.

Today, we observe Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 by delegates to the Const...
09/17/2021

Today, we observe Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 by delegates to the Constitutional Convention. In celebrating our history, we recognize the value of a nation whose rights and liberties are protected by a written Constitution.

Today, we observe Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 by delegates to the Constitutional Convention. In celebrating our history, we recognize the value of a nation whose rights and liberties are protected by a written Constitution.

Together we can end this pandemic. President Joe Biden's plan will: ⚕️     Get more people vaccinated🏥     Decrease hosp...
09/16/2021
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The Child Tax Credit delivered $54,200,000 to South Texas families in August alone. I voted to expand this program in th...
09/16/2021
CONGRESSMAN VICENTE GONZALEZ: CHILD TAX CREDIT DELIVERED $54,200,000 IN TAX CUTS TO SOUTH TEXAS FAMILIES IN AUGUST

The Child Tax Credit delivered $54,200,000 to South Texas families in August alone. I voted to expand this program in the American Rescue Plan to help families pay for gas, food and keep the lights on.

Read the full impact of the Child Tax Credit ⬇️

https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-vicente-gonzalez-child-tax-credit-delivered-54200000-tax-cuts-south

WASHINGTON— Congressman Vincente Gonzalez (TX-15) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today estimating that 98,000 Child Tax Credit monthly payments were sent to families in the 15th Congressional District in August. A total of $54,200,000 in tax cuts went back in the pockets o...

To all who celebrate, I wish you a blessed Yom Kippur. May this high holiday bring you and your loved one's peace, forgi...
09/15/2021

To all who celebrate, I wish you a blessed Yom Kippur. May this high holiday bring you and your loved one's peace, forgiveness, and goodness.

To all who celebrate, I wish you a blessed Yom Kippur. May this high holiday bring you and your loved one's peace, forgiveness, and goodness.

📣 Child Tax Credit payments are hitting bank accounts today! I voted for the American Rescue Plan to support our familie...
09/15/2021

📣 Child Tax Credit payments are hitting bank accounts today! I voted for the American Rescue Plan to support our families in the 15th District of Texas. Check out how our community is benefiting ⬇️
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📣TX-15: ¡La tercera ronda de pagos del #CreditoTributarioPorHijos esta llegando a cuentas bancarias hoy! Yo voté por el #PlandeRescateAmericano
para apoyar a las familias de #TX15. Mira como esta beneficiando a nuestra comunidad ⬇️

Estoy orgulloso de representar a una comunidad hispana tan grande, dinámica y trabajadora en TX15- uno de los distritos ...
09/15/2021

Estoy orgulloso de representar a una comunidad hispana tan grande, dinámica y trabajadora en TX15- uno de los distritos mas populados por hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Este Mes del a Herencia Hispana debemos reconocer todo lo que la comunidad hispana a logrado y renovar nuestro enfoque en el trabajo que queda por hacer.

Estoy orgulloso de representar a una comunidad hispana tan grande, dinámica y trabajadora en TX15- uno de los distritos mas populados por hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Este Mes del a Herencia Hispana debemos reconocer todo lo que la comunidad hispana a logrado y renovar nuestro enfoque en el trabajo que queda por hacer.

I am proud to represent such a large, dynamic and hard-working Hispanic community in the 15th District of Texas—one of t...
09/15/2021

I am proud to represent such a large, dynamic and hard-working Hispanic community in the 15th District of Texas—one of the most Hispanic populated Congressional Districts in the United States. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize all the Hispanic community has achieved and renew our focus on the work that remains.

I am proud to represent such a large, dynamic and hard-working Hispanic community in the 15th District of Texas—one of the most Hispanic populated Congressional Districts in the United States. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize all the Hispanic community has achieved and renew our focus on the work that remains.

09/15/2021

There will be a mobile produce and food distribution for Veterans tomorrow (September 16) at the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic. Distribution will be from 9am - 11am or while supplies last. Please bring your VA I.D. card. First come, first serve. Must wear face coverings. *This distribution is for Veterans only*
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Mañana (16 de septiembre) habrá una distribución móvil de productos y alimentos para los veteranos en la Clínica ambulatoria de VA de McAllen. La distribución será de 9 am a 11 am o hasta agotar existencias. Por favor traiga su identificación de VA. tarjeta. Se le sirve en orden de llegada. Debe usar cubiertas faciales. * Esta distribución es solo para veteranos *
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Congratulations to UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on receiving a $145,300 grant from U.S. Department ...
09/15/2021

Congratulations to UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on receiving a $145,300 grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to further research the molecular processes of the cardiovascular system. I am proud to support this research to advance our understanding of the human body and medical practices.

Congratulations to UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on receiving a $145,300 grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to further research the molecular processes of the cardiovascular system. I am proud to support this research to advance our understanding of the human body and medical practices.

Thank you, President Joe Biden for your efforts to advance educational equity for our Hispanic students. Serving the 15t...
09/14/2021
Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics | The White House

Thank you, President Joe Biden for your efforts to advance educational equity for our Hispanic students.

Serving the 15th District of Texas, which is 82% Hispanic, I especially understand the importance of ensuring students have access and resources to attain a quality education.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/13/executive-order-on-white-house-initiative-on-advancing-educational-equity-excellence-and-economic-opportunity-for-hispanics/

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Nearly 14 million students in our Nation’s public elementary and secondary school system and nearly 4 million students in post-secondary ...

Thank you National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $5 million dollars to establish the Center for Multidisciplinar...
09/14/2021
Congressman Gonzalez Announces $5 Million for UTRGV from the National Science Foundation

Thank you National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $5 million dollars to establish the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (CIS) at UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

It’s important our students have the tools to build a better tomorrow.

https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-gonzalez-announces-5-million-utrgv-national-science-foundation

Washington – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $5,000,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the establishment of the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (CIS) at the University of Texas Rio Gra...

ICYMI: I introduced H.R. 5189, The Member Business Loan Expansion Act, with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick to expand cred...
09/13/2021
Congressmen Gonzalez and Fitzpatrick Author Legislation to Help Small Businesses

ICYMI: I introduced H.R. 5189, The Member Business Loan Expansion Act, with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick to expand credit union lending for small businesses.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses deserve every opportunity for success and growth.

Read more about the bill here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-fitzpatrick-author-legislation-help-small-businesses

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, September 7, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) with his colleague, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined forces to introduce the Member Business Loan Expansion Act, which aims to expand the lending ability of credit unions to $100,000. The current lending thresho...

09/13/2021
09/12/2021

Congratulations to @DHRhealth on your designation as a level 1 trauma center! Especially now, it is vital we have a large scale qualitative care center for our South Texas community. Thank you to our essential health care workers for your work on the front lines, today and every day!

📣City of McAllen TX Government is holding a job fair on September 22 from 2-7 PM at the McAllen Convention Center. Bring...
09/12/2021
Hello McAllen: City of McAllen Job Fair

📣City of McAllen TX Government is holding a job fair on September 22 from 2-7 PM at the McAllen Convention Center. Bring your resume, talk to recruiters, and participate in on the spot interviews!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U76d9Cdvg0I

The City of McAllen will be hosting a job fair for anyone interested in joining the City of McAllen team. The event is Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 2:...

Today, we remember the innocent lives we lost 20 years ago. My statement on the 20th anniversary of 9/11:
09/11/2021

Today, we remember the innocent lives we lost 20 years ago.

My statement on the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

Today, we remember the innocent lives we lost 20 years ago.

My statement on the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

Today, my staff attended Seguin’s first responder breakfast to honor our brave Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS Per...
09/10/2021

Today, my staff attended Seguin’s first responder breakfast to honor our brave Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS Personnel.

Thank you to all our men & women for your work on the front lines to protect and serve our loved ones and our community.

Congratulations City of Edinburg-Government on your designation as a “Purple Heart City”! Thank you to the Purple Heart ...
09/10/2021

Congratulations City of Edinburg-Government on your designation as a “Purple Heart City”! Thank you to the Purple Heart Ch. 5077 and the City of Edinburg for your work to honor our veterans.

Congratulations City of Edinburg-Government on your designation as a “Purple Heart City”! Thank you to the Purple Heart Ch. 5077 and the City of Edinburg for your work to honor our veterans.

We have the ability to use cost-effective, cutting-edge technology to reduce methane emissions while protecting good pay...
09/10/2021

We have the ability to use cost-effective, cutting-edge technology to reduce methane emissions while protecting good paying jobs.

Read the letter I sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan ⬇️

Thank you Congressman Joe Neguse for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act. Our men and women in uniform deser...
09/10/2021

Thank you Congressman Joe Neguse for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

Our men and women in uniform deserve a pathway a citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

Thank you Congressman Joe Neguse for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

Our men and women in uniform deserve a pathway a citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. We must continue raising awareness and amplifying resources for those impacted by...
09/10/2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. We must continue raising awareness and amplifying resources for those impacted by su***de or mental health issues. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. We must continue raising awareness and amplifying resources for those impacted by su***de or mental health issues. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Honored to award Edinburg CISD over $146 million from the American Rescue Plan that I voted for to help our students & t...
09/09/2021

Honored to award Edinburg CISD over $146 million from the American Rescue Plan that I voted for to help our students & teachers as they navigate returning to the classroom. And equally honored to stand with them in their fight for mask mandates.

Thank you to the Edinburg CISD School Board for having me!

On Tuesday, September 7 Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees was presented with a $146 million check from Congressman Vicente Gonzalez representing the ESSER III funds Edinburg CISD was awarded from the American Rescue Plan for schools.
These funds will help keep our schools safe and open for in-person instruction and address the difficult, multi-year challenge of helping students make up for the lost instructional time in the classroom. #EdinburgCISD #ECISD

Thank you Rep. Tom Reed for your continued support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act. ROPA would provide our men and wo...
09/09/2021

Thank you Rep. Tom Reed for your continued support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

ROPA would provide our men and women in uniform a pathway to citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

Thank you Rep. Tom Reed for your continued support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

ROPA would provide our men and women in uniform a pathway to citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

It was great to meet with the volunteers and staff at the RGV Food Bank. I will continue to advocate for funding to supp...
09/09/2021

It was great to meet with the volunteers and staff at the RGV Food Bank. I will continue to advocate for funding to support the amazing work they do in our community.

If you would like to learn more, or find help click here: https://foodbankrgv.com/

Thank you Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act. No one who has honorably fo...
09/08/2021

Thank you Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

No one who has honorably fought for our country should be deported. ROPA would give these heroes a pathway to citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

Thank you Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for your support of the Repatriate Our Patriots Act.

No one who has honorably fought for our country should be deported. ROPA would give these heroes a pathway to citizenship.

Learn more about ROPA here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-young-introduce-repatriate-our-patriots-act-117th

ICYMI: Yesterday, I introduced a bill with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick that would update the Credit Union Member Busin...
09/08/2021
Congressmen Gonzalez and Fitzpatrick Author Legislation to Help Small Businesses

ICYMI: Yesterday, I introduced a bill with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick that would update the Credit Union Member Business Loan authority under current federal law to keep pace with inflation and increase access to loans for small businesses.

This legislation will support our small businesses and create hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the country.

Read the press release here: https://gonzalez.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressmen-gonzalez-and-fitzpatrick-author-legislation-help-small-businesses

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, September 7, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) with his colleague, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined forces to introduce the Member Business Loan Expansion Act, which aims to expand the lending ability of credit unions to $100,000. The current lending thresho...

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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.

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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.