REP. FILEMON VELA JR.
DNC Vice Chair
Congressman Filemon Vela is from the border town of Brownsville, TX, where he has seen first-hand how the destructive policies from the Trump administration have hurt the Latino community. Vela has spent his career fighting for immigrant rights, servicemembers, and underserved communities. He has served on the House Agriculture Committee, as well as the House Armed Services Committee, where he has championed policies for servicemembers and their families to access housing, health care and basic living necessities as they serve our nation. Vela has been an outspoken opponent to the construction of the border wall along the Texas-Mexico border, which goes through his district, and has fought to ensure access to high-paying jobs in the region and for the Latino community.