Press Release

Reps. Cuellar, Vela, Gonzalez Sworn Into 115th Congress

Congressmen Pledge to Represent Border, South Texas

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WASHINGTON, January 3, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX- 15) were sworn into the 115th Congress of the United States House of Representatives by Speaker Paul Ryan.

The three congressmen have pledged to work together in the new Congress to bring results for the people of Hidalgo County by working to enhance border security, international trade, jobs, education, health care and veterans affairs.

Border Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) were sworn in as the 115th Congress formally convened on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.


Congressman Cuellar: “I look forward to working with my friends, Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez in the 115th Congress,” Congressman Cuellar said. “We each have unique personalities, different committee assignments, and our own network of relationships. Combining our resources to work together will help Hidalgo County receive more resources and achieve better results. I am excited about what lies ahead.”

Congressman Vela:
“As the 115th Congress convenes, I look forward to working alongside Reps. Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez to increase the economic vitality of the Rio Grande Valley and all of South Texas. Together, we will continue to fight for families, veterans, education, and increased investments in our roads, ports, and infrastructure."

Congressman Gonzalez: “I look forward to working with my colleagues, Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Vela, in Washington and here at home to develop policies that promote economic growth and job creation in our region and ensure that President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration recognize the important role South Texas plays in our economy.”

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