New legislation introduced in House titled “To prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization fro”

To prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.

Democratic Representative Filemon Vela from the state of TX, along with two cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.1293 on Feb 14, 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 So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.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 Short bio

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.

Filemon Vela’s Work 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 96.55 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 3 bills, cosponsored 51 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 34) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 89.65 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 88.67 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 85.54 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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