Representative Filemon Vela

307 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-9901
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Committees:

  • AGRICULTURE (Subs: Commodity Exchanges, Energy & Credit; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management (Chair); Livestock & Foreign Agriculture);
  • ARMED FORCES (Subs: Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces);

    Voting Record:

    • 2013/04/12 - signed Lee letter to Appropriations requesting support for GFATM and global AIDS programs
    • 2013/06/19 - HR 1947 Farm Bill Royce Amdt. - failed - allowed for aid to purchase "local" food aid instead of shipping from U.S. farms - Nay
    • 2013/06/20 - HR 1947 Farm Bill - failed - would have cut SNAP- Yea
    • 2013/09/19 - HR 3102 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (cuts SNAP $39b)- Nay
    • 2014/01/29 - HR 2642 - Agriculture Act of 2014 = Farm Bill (cuts SNAP $8.6b) - Yea
    • 2014/03/27 - signed Engel, Young, Green $243M Domestic TB letter
    • 2014/03/28 - signed Engel, Young, Green $400M Global TB letter
    • 2014/04/01 - signed McCollum, Reichert, Capps, Schock Maternal & Child Health “robust” funding letter
    • 2014/05/21 - signed Schakowsky Global Partnership for Education $250 million / 2 year pledge letter to administration
    • 2014/07/25 - HR 4935 - Child Tax Credit Improvement Act (extends CTC to higher-incomes families but fails to address expiring benefits to low-income families) - Nay
    • 2014/09/18 - HRes 688 - Supporting vaccines through GAVI Alliance - cosponsor
    • 2015/03/19 - signed Engel/Young/Green bilateral TB appropriations letter
    • 2015/03/19 - signed Lee AIDS appropriations letter
    • 2015/06/12 - Trade Adjustment Assistance - Nay / 2015/06/12 Trade Promotion Authority - Nay /
    • 2015/12/17 - HR 2029 - Omnibus tax bill including permanent extension or critical EITC/CTC provisions - Yea
    • 2016/03/16 - signed Reichert/McCollum/McCaul/Capps/Ross/Lee Maternal & Child Health appropriations letter
    • 2016/03/16 - signed Lee Global Fund and PEPFAR appropriations letter
    • 2016/03/17 - signed Engel/Young/Green bilateral TB appropriations letter
    • 2017/03/27 - signed Reichert/Lee/McCaul/Ross/Bera Maternal & Child Health robust funding letter to Foreign Ops
    • 2017/03/28 - signed Engel/Young/Green Bilateral TB $450million funding letter to Foreign Ops
    • 2017/03/28 - signed Lee/Ros-Lehtinen Global Fund & PEPFAR robust funding letter to Foreign Ops
    • 2017/03/28 - signed Reichert/Quigley Basic Education robust funding letter to Foreign Ops
    • HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017 - Nay
    • 2017/09/07 - HR 601 +Harvey Relief + Continuing Resolution + raising debt limit - Yea (signed into law by President Trump)
    • 2018/03/16 – signed Engel/Young/Green Bilateral Tuberculosis Appropriations letter
    • 2018/03/16 – signed Reichert/McCollum/McCaul/Lee/Ross/Bera/Donovan Maternal & Child Health, Gavi and Nutrition Appropriations letter
    • 2018/03/16 - signed Lee/Ros-Lehtinen GFATM/PEPFAR Appropriations letter
    • 2018/05/18, 2018/06/21 - HR 2 Farm Bill - failed - would have cut SNAP for people out of work - Nay, Nay
    • 2019/03/22 – signed McCollum/Brooks/Lee/ Fitzpatrick M&CH, Gavi, Nutrition letter
    • 2019/03/22 – signed Engel/Young TB Approps letter
    • 2019/03/29 - signed Nadler U.S. Housing Choice Vouchers Approps letter
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