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Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX 34th District)

4th term Democrat from Texas 34th District.

Bio

Residence: Brownsville

Marital Status: Married (Rose)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office

Education: BA Georgetown Univ., 1985; JD Univ. of TX, 1987

Birthdate: 02/13/1963

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 63%

Major Opponent: Rey Gonzalez Jr.


Contact

Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Rep. Filemon Vela.

Website: vela.house.gov


Washington, D.C. Office:

307 Cannon House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-4334
Phone: (202) 225-9901
Fax: (202) 225-9770

Brownsville Office: (more district offices)

800 N Expressway 77-83, Suite #9
Brownsville, Texas 78521
Phone: (956) 544-8352



Committee

Current Elected Office Committees:


Staff

Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Perry Finney Brody
  • Scheduler: Liza Lynch
  • Legis. Dir.: Julie Merberg
  • Press Secy.: Brenda Lopez
  • Comm. Dir.: Vacant
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Health LA: Luke Theriot
  • Judiciary LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Budget LA: Luke Theriot
  • Civil Rights LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Medicare/Medicaid LA: Luke Theriot
  • Science/Technology LA: Perry Finney Brody
  • Women's Issues LA: Karen De Los Santos

Votes

 

Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Rep. Filemon Vela voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

 
Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
P Fiscal 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations 06/26/2019 Nay Voted For
P Fiscal 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations 06/19/2019 Yea Voted Against
F Amendment to Restore Pro-life Protections to Title X Program 06/13/2019 Nay Voted Against
F Amendment to Restore Conscience Protection 06/13/2019 Nay Voted Against
P The So-Called "Equality Act" 05/17/2019 Yea Voted Against
P "For the People Act of 2019" (restrictions on free speech) 03/08/2019 Yea Voted Against
P Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance/ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 01/03/2019 Yea Voted Against
P Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (passage) 01/19/2018 Nay Voted Against
P Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (vote to protect bill) 01/18/2018 Nay Voted Against
P Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban) 10/03/2017 Nay Voted Against
(More Key Votes)
 

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Bills

Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Rep. Filemon Vela's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Rep. Filemon Vela a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Our Position Cosponsor? Send Message
H.R.5006 - Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.849 - Repeal law creating Independent Payment Advisory Board (health-care rationing board) Support Yes Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.2918 - Patients First Act (promoting ethical stem cell research) Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.J.RES.39 - Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.1628 - American Health Care Act (Obamacare replacement / defund Planned Parenthood) Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.1192 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.J.RES.43 - Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule Support No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.1322 - "Women's Health Protection Act" (Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act) Oppose Yes Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.J.RES.33 - "Equal Rights Amendment" to U.S. Constitution Oppose Yes Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
(More Bills)
 
Green means that this is our preferred cosponsorship position.
Red means that this is not our preferred cosponsorship position.