Blue Dog Members Welcome Representative Filemon Vela to Coalition

Mar 11, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of the Blue Dog Coalition formerly welcomed Representative Filemon Vela (TX-34) into the Coalition today. Representative Vela has represented the 34th District of Texas since 2013.

“I appreciate the invitation to join the Blue Dog Coalition. Through my service on the Committees on Homeland Security and Agriculture, I’ve worked to ensure that taxpayer funds are spent wisely, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition to develop practical, balanced solutions to the issues facing our nation,” said Representative Vela. “I’ll continue to be a steward of responsible government that serves all people in the U.S. I look forward to the new challenge.”

“The Blue Dogs are very excited to have Representative Vela join our coalition,” said Blue Dog Co-Chair Representative Kurt Schrader (OR-05). “Representative Vela’s strong record of bipartisan work speaks to our values and we look forward to partnering with him on sound legislation that moves our country forward.”