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Today, the Brownsville Herald published an editorial cartoon urging President Obama to discuss the water crisis with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during their summit on immigration reform in Mexico City today.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) visited Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island to learn more about their conservation efforts and see first-hand the important work they do to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1977, Sea Turtle Inc. was originally formed to aid in the protection and recovery of the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela released details about resources and assistance available to the 11 counties in the 34th District of Texas affected by the drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency, through the Disaster Assistance Program, declared the following counties in drought: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Kleberg, Kenedy, Jim Wells, Bee, Goliad, DeWitt, San Patricio and Gonzales.