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U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez Delivers Legislative Update at Edinburg Public Affairs Luncheon

GI9A0168Edinburg, Texas (Oct. 30, 2017) – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez delivered a legislative update as the keynote speaker at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Luncheon Monday afternoon.

One of the top priorities for Gonzalez is to bring relief to South Texas businesses, banks, and credit unions. The congressman asked the community to reach out to him and bring up concerns to help bring meaningful reform to small business.

“I’m ready to learn from you. I’m ready to fight for you. I want to ensure that you have a strong voice in Washington,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez also spoke on immigration and border security. He noted the importance of immigrant communities in South Texas and his desire to enhance border security through technology and a virtual wall rather than a physical wall.

In Congress, Gonzalez is fighting to ensure that veterans, military members, and their families have the proper care and compensation they earned through their service.

“They fought for us, so I intend to fight for them,” he said.

Gonzalez has introduced a number of bills including the Repatriate Our Patriots Act which will help veterans who have been deported.

Among other topics Gonzalez touched on were energy and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Gonzalez encouraged the community to engage with him.

“My door is open. My heart is open,” he said. “I want to be your voice.”

Rep. Gonzalez’s office is located in Edinburg at 2846 W. Trenton Road.

Gonzalez also presented retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Norris M. Overly with a U.S. flag that was flown over the United States Capitol.

Edinburg city officials were present at the luncheon to welcome Congressman Gonzalez to the City and thanked him for the work he does in the U.S. House of Representatives.