Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

Services

Help with a Federal Agency

If you can't get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you...

Art Competition

Art Competition Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity...

Elementary And Secondary Education Resources

U.S. Department of Education The Department of Education offers 3 types of grants:  Discretionary -  uses a competitive process Student Loans or Grants...

Flags

Flag Order Form If you would like to order a U.S. flag from our office, please use the flag order form to calculate the price and shipping costs. Flags are available in different sizes and...

Health Care Resources

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. While many provisions of the law have already taken effect, more provisions will be implemented in the future beginning with the...

Internships

Internships Washington, DC   In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all...

Military Academy Nominations

Instructions Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited...

Passports

Passport Applications We may be able to help you expedite your passport application in an emergency, report lost passports, and monitor overseas travel restrictions. For general questions...

Senior Citizens

The following information is for Senior Citizens. Please contact our office for assistance with any questions or problems you may have. Social Security and Medicare Our office can help you with...

Small Business Resources

Starting and maintaining a small business can be difficult.  Below is a list of federal and state agencies that provide assistance such as guaranteed loan programs to small businesses....

Student Resources

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE   FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) You MUST fill out your FAFSA every semester you are in college to be eligible for financial aid,...

Veterans Resources

  Assisting our brave veterans with securing their military records, medals, and earned benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a high priority for my...

Washington DC Visitors

Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC? While you are in Washington, DC, I encourage you and your family to stop by my office. Whether you're coming on a short business trip, or an extended...

Congressional App Challenge

I am pleased to announce that my office is participating in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to...

Additional Resources and Services

Birth Certificates Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates are available through the Texas office of vital statistics.   Consumer...