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Congressman Filemon Vela from Texas

Profile for Congressman Filemon Vela from Texas

Congressman Filemon  Vela
Democrat
Next Election: 2020
Filemon Vela
Texas
202-225-9901
District: 34
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Latest Announcements:

Aug 6 2020 - 6:44 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Congressmen Vela and Gonzalez Urge Census Bureau Director to Continue Count Through October

Jul 29 2020 - 5:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Applauds House Passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020

Latest Votes:

Feb 24 2021

Voted Yes On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass on HR1192

Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act

Feb 24 2021

Voted Yes On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass on HR546

Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act

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Campaign Finance Summary:

Contributions: $1,102,565
Individual $435,032
PAC & SuperPac $663,857
Disbursements: $726,635
Individual Refunds $26,200
Committee Refunds $500
Debts Owed $0
Cash on Hand $605,874

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Recently Sponsored Bills:

hr8749 - Nov 12 2020

To provide for digital accountability and transparency.

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr8700 - Oct 27 2020

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce taxpayer burdens and enhance taxpayer protections, and for other purposes.

House Ways and Means Committee

Cosponsors
0

hconres113 - Aug 21 2020

Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the achievements of Tejano music artists such as Freddy Fender, Roberto Pulido, Flaco Jimenez, and Selena Quintanilla, in recognition of their contributions to the cultural heritage and diversity of the United States.

House Education and Labor Committee

Cosponsors
0

hres1089 - Aug 18 2020

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation should honor and recognize military families who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

House Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr8063 - Aug 14 2020

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the fee for installment agreements paid by electronic payment through a debit instrument.

House Ways and Means Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr8062 - Aug 14 2020

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide electronic filing receipts to taxpayers who file tax returns via electronic filing process, and for other purposes.

House Ways and Means Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr7763 - Jul 23 2020

To direct the Secretary of Education to develop and disseminate an evidence-based curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 on substance use disorders.

House Education and Labor Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr7671 - Jul 20 2020

To provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Fund, and for other purposes.

House Financial Services Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr7605 - Jul 13 2020

To amend the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 to apply to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr7605 - Jul 13 2020

To amend the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 to apply to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy.

House Ways and Means Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr7142 - Jun 8 2020

To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a competitive grant program to enable States to purchase, customize, or repair vehicles with hot and cold food storage for delivering meals to older individuals through the Congregate Nutrition Program or the Home-Delivered Nutrition Program.

House Education and Labor Committee

Cosponsors
2

hr5207 - Nov 20 2019

To amend section 235 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to remove authorization to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols, and for other purposes.

House Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr4482 - Sep 24 2019

To increase the number of CBP Agriculture Specialists and support staff in the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Agriculture Committee

Cosponsors
5

hr4482 - Sep 24 2019

To increase the number of CBP Agriculture Specialists and support staff in the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Agriculture Committee

Cosponsors
5

hr4139 - Jul 30 2019

To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes.

House Natural Resources Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr2347 - Apr 18 2019

To expand in-country processing of family units and minors in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to provide relief to the southern border and uphold access to humanitarian protection consistent with U.S. laws.

House Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
2

hr1293 - Feb 14 2019

To prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Cosponsors
2

hr1292 - Feb 14 2019

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require border community stakeholder consultation before the Secretary of Homeland Security may construct, install, deploy, operate, or maintain additional physical barriers, tactical infrastructure, or technology between ports of entry along the land border with Mexico, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
1

hr1293 - Feb 14 2019

To prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.

House Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
2

hr7028 - Oct 2 2018

To establish pilot programs for, and require the development of policies with respect to, the use of body-worn cameras by officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr7028 - Oct 2 2018

To establish pilot programs for, and require the development of policies with respect to, the use of body-worn cameras by officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.

House Ways and Means Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr6078 - Jun 12 2018

To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes.

House Natural Resources Committee

Cosponsors
0

hr4940 - Feb 6 2018

To increase the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and support staff, to require reports that identify staffing, infrastructure, and equipment needed to enhance security at ports of entry, and for other purposes.

House Agriculture Committee

Cosponsors
7

hr4578 - Dec 6 2017

To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Cosponsors
4

hr4578 - Dec 6 2017

To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
4

hr4578 - Dec 6 2017

To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
4

hr4578 - Dec 6 2017

To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
3

hr4578 - Dec 6 2017

To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
2

hr3375 - Jul 24 2017

To designate the checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located on United States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the 'Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint'.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Cosponsors
4

hr2281 - May 2 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
5

hr2281 - May 2 2017

Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Cosponsors
5

hr2281 - May 2 2017

Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017

House Homeland Security Committee

Cosponsors
5