Rep. Filemon Vela

Representative from Texas’s 34th District, Democrat

Vela, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 34th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Committee Membership

Filemon Vela sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vela sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (100%)

Recent Bills

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Vela’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 17, 2015. Failed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Feb 13, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Vela missed 66 of 2,529 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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