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"I wasn't raised to be silent": U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela is willing to tussle with colleagues from both parties

Earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela called a fellow Texan in Congress a "chicken-shit" in what became his latest clash with another politician.

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith moderates a discussion with U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. 
Vela, D-Brownsville, has represented Texas’ Congressional District 34 since 2013. In the 114th Congress, he sat on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security committees and served as co-chairman of the Congressional Border Caucus.

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