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Washington, DC – Representative Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) released the following statement following the passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
PORT MANSFIELD, RGV – Ron Mills, port director for Willacy County Navigation District, has thanked Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela for pushing to get more funding for the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
WESLACO, RGV – The Lower Rio Grande Development Council, the official council of government for Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties, has secured a grant to market the region.
The naming of a border patrol checkpoint in recognition of a U.S. Borden Patrol agent who was killed in the field by criminals who were in this country illegally is absolutely the right message our country should be delivering right now when it comes to immigration issues.
PRESS RELEASE: HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICER JAVIER VEGA, JR.