VELA, Filemon

VELA, Filemon
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


VELA, Filemon, A Representative from Texas; born in Harlingen, Cameron County, Tex., February 13, 1963; graduated from St. Joseph's Academy, Brownsville, Tex.; B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1985; J.D., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1987; civil attorney; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses until his resignation on March 31, 2022 (January 3, 2013-March 31, 2022); professional advocate.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
    • General Farm Commodities and Risk Management - Chair
  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
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