Filemon Vela (D) introduce new legislation in House “To expand in-country processing of family units and minors in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador …”

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Rep. Filemon Vela (D)
Rep. Filemon Vela (D)

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.

Democratic Representative Filemon Vela from the state of TX, along with two cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.2347 on Apr 18, 2019.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors are all Democrats. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Filemon Vela Basics

Filemon Vela was born on a 1963 in Harlingen.

Filemon Vela has held a number of positions, including United States representative, United States representative and United States representative.

Roles in Congress

  • Served as Representative for TX (district 34) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 98.8 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Filemon Vela missed 0% of the votes, sponsored 4 bills, cosponsored 104 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 34) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 90.13 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Homeland Security. During this period Filemon Vela missed 5.94% of the votes, sponsored 6 bills, cosponsored 307 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 34) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 88.88 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Homeland Security. During this period Filemon Vela missed 2.72% of the votes, sponsored 2 bills, cosponsored 145 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 34) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 85.69 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Agriculture. During this period Filemon Vela missed 2.52% of the votes, sponsored 3 bills, cosponsored 177 bills.
Picture of Rep. Filemon Vela (D)
Rep. Filemon Vela (D)

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