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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: Vela leads Democrats in Bipartisan Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act 
 
May 18, 2017 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: VELA REACTS TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO RENEGOTIATE NAFTA

Washington, D.C.Today Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) released the statement below following U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s letter to Congressional leadership announcing the Trump Administration’s plans to renegotiate NAFTA:

May 18, 2017 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: House Passes Vela's Bill

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 2281, the Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. 

May 18, 2017 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Announces $3.7 million in Additional Funding Toward Cattle Fever Tick Eradication

May 11, 2017 Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vela to Host Briefing on U.S.-Mexico Border Economics 

WESLACO, Texas – On Monday, May 15, 2017, Congressman Filemon Vela, along with Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, will host a briefing titled "The Changing Dynamic of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship and its impact on Border Economies."