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Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15)

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15)
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    U.S. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa proudly serves the 15th District of Texas. The right is reserved to remove any items, comments or photos that do not serve this purpose as determined by the administrator.
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  2. I voted against Paul Ryan's proposed budget this year for millions of good reasons. I voted to protect the millions who will be directly affected the most by his drastic measures. Those affected more than anyone will be our seniors. Please click on the link below and read what the direct impact will be to the residents of Texas District 15 if Mr. Ryan moves forward with his plan.
  3. I was very honored to have been a part of the dedication of the new Robert R. Vela High School in Edinburg. I congratulate Edinburg ISD Supeintendent Dr. Rene Gutierrez and Vela High School Principal Eva Torres and wish them continued success.
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    Photo: Congressman Hinojosa with Dr. Alejos Salinas.
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    Photo: Congressman Hinojosa with Crystal Salinas and Daniella Zamora at Robert R. Vela High School dedication.
  4. I met with the Council of Texas Business Deans at UTPA to discuss the changing dynamics of federal funding for higher education. — at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA).
    Photo: Congressman Hinojosa meeting with Deans of Business from colleges and universities of Texas at UTPA.
    Photo: Congressman Hinojosa meeting with Deans of Business from colleges and universities of Texas at UTPA.
    Photo: Congressman Hinojosa meeting with Deans of Business from colleges and universities of Texas at UTPA.
  5. On Friday October 5, 2012, Republican Speaker Pro Tempore Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) (see video link below) brought down the gavel which instantly cut off microphones despite pleas from me and Congressman Elijah Cummings, (D-Maryland). We w...
    anted to continue to use the pro forma sessions to address a bill for farmers and the economy.

    The slamming of the gavel signals the C-Span mics to be instantly turned off. DesJarlais walked off, me and Cummings having to shout about helping farmers and about the fiscal cliff.

    This just proves that House Republicans are only interested in preventing Congress from moving forward for the American people they represent. They wonder why this Congress is called the "Do Nothing Congress", well here is a good example of what they have done throughout the 112th Congress. What I wanted to address are the needs and concerns of our farmers. This affects not only the farmers and their families in my state of Texas; it affects every farmer across the nation. I could not believe they, the Republicans, agreed not to recognize me and my colleague Rep. Cummings simply to support their continued strategy of doing nothing.

    Shutting off Democrats who want to bring up legislation discussion on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives seems to be a growing trend with Republicans. Last week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer were not allowed to speak.

    Last December of 2011, Hoyer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who had to shout about payroll tax cuts after their microphones were silenced.

    Here are my prepared remarks for the U.S. House of Representatives which would have been put into record, had he been allowed to speak:

    "Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute on why we need to address the people's work.

    Mr. Speaker, farmers in my area and throughout this country are suffering because my Republican colleagues chose to go home and not take up the bi-partisan farm bill passed by the Senate. Middle class families are facing tax increases, the postal service is falling apart and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act has been languishing since the Senate sent it to us in April. Our nation is heading toward a fiscal cliff at the end of the year.

    The American people sent us here to fix these problems. We should be here in Washington working on a balanced solution to our budget deficit.

    Mr. Cummings and I, along with our Democratic colleagues, are ready to get back to work to create jobs, provide security for seniors and deal with our fiscal crisis.

    With the House recessing on September 21, this is the earliest Congress has left to campaign in an election year in 52 years – since 1960. From August to the middle of November we have only been in session 8 days. This Congress has been the least productive Congress in history and rightly deserves the title of "Do-Nothing Congress", but there is time to change that if we get back to work. I urge Speaker Boehner to call the House back into session so we can do the job the American people sent us here to do."

    There simply is no excuse for this deliberate blocking of our legislative process that we were elected to carry out.
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  6. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There is very important information as well as websites in this link that could assist anyone who may have questions on where to find help. Please be aware of those who may be victims of domestic abuse and let them know who they can turn to and where.
  7. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please read this very important information and share it with every woman you know. There is also special information for our women veterans. Please nourage the women in your family, your friends and your colleagues to get a check-up! Remember, you may save a life.
  8. Today I presented a ceremonial check of $400,000 to the La Feria Industrial Development Corporation. I was joined by Acting UDSA Rural Development Deputy Director Under Secretary Judith Canales, Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin, and La Feria Mayor Steve Brewer. — in La Feria, TX.
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    Photo: USDA Texas State Director Paco Valentin, La Feria Mayor Steve Brewer and Congressman Hinojosa
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  9. Yesterday I hosted a military medal ceremony for Mr. Raul Maldonado, Sr. in recognition for his service to our country during WWII. I was honored to be able to award these well deserved, and certainly long overdue, military medals to Mr. Maldonado.
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  10. The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a grant to the Migrant Health Program in Weslaco to help victims of sexual assault. Organizations that have done so much to help our low-income residents like Mujeres Unidas will be partnering to make sure all victims receive this much needed assistance. Please read more about the program in this link.
  11. 25 Military Veterans from the Rio Grande Valley board a bus to San Diego, Texas to honor and pay tribute to WWII Veteran Raul Maldonado Sr. I will be presenting Mr. Maldonado his Army medals which he had not received after the War. 66 years...
    later, it will be my honor to make this important presentation to Mr. Maldonado who is now 86 years old. The presentation will take place today, Tuesday, September 26th at 4:00pm at the San Diego Civic Center on 212 East Gravis Street. Thank you Mr. Maldonado for your service to our great country! God Bless you and God Bless America!
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    Photo: 25 Military Veterans from the Rio Grande Valley board a bus to San Diego, Texas to honor and pay tribute to WWII Veteran Raul Maldonado Sr. I will be presenting Mr. Maldonado his Army medals which he had not received after the War. 66 years later, it will be my honor to make this important presentation to Mr. Maldonado who is now 86 years old. The presentation will take place today, Tuesday, September 26th at 4:00pm at the San Diego Civic Center on 212 East Gravis Street. Thank you Mr. Maldonado for your service to our great country! God Bless you and God Bless America!
  12. I was proud to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony at the UTPA Center of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,(STEM) Education. UTPA offers a top rated STEM program for our students. Congratulations to UTPA President Dr. Robert Nelson and all of the educators involved in making STEM field education a priority for our students.
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