Silvestre Reyes

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Democratic Texas

U.S. House (Texas 16)


Family: Wife: Carolina Gaytan; 3 Children: Monica, Rebecca, Silvestre Jr

Born: 11/10/1944 Canutillo, TX

Home: El Paso, Texas

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: AA, Criminal Justice, El Paso Community College, 1977 Attended, Texas Western College, 1965-1966 Attended, University of Texas, 1964-1965

Profession: Border Patrol Chief, McAllen Sector, 1984-1995 Agent/Immigration Inspector/Instructor, United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1969 Sergeant E-5, United States Army, 1966-1968 Assistant Regional Commissioner, United States Immigration and Naturalization Service

Political: Member, Democratic Whip Team, United States House of Representatives, present Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-present Canutillo School Board, 1968-1970

Congressional Membership: American Heritage Rivers Congressional Caucus Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus Border Congressional Caucus Border Security Conference Congressional Art Caucus Congressional Children's Caucus Congressional Diabetes Caucus Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition Former Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on International Relations Congressional Human Rights Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Members Working Group on the Americas (Inter-American Dialogue) Congressional Native American Caucus Congressional Nursing Caucus Co-Founder, Congressional United Services Organization Caucus Democratic Caucus Task Force on Homeland Security Vice Chair, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Co-Chair/Founder, Friends of Spain Caucus Guard and Reserve Caucus House Army Caucus Founder, House Diversity and Innovation Caucus House Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Caucus Impact Aid Coalition Law Enforcement Caucus Founder, Missing and Exploited Children Caucus National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus National Security Caucus New Democrat Coalition Founder/Co-Chair, United Service Organizations Congressional Caucus United States-Mexico Border Issues Conference United States-Mexico Interparliamentary Group

Organization Membership: 21st Century Democrats American Legion Life Member, American Veterans Association of the United States Army Life Member, Disabled American Veterans El Paso County Democrats Unite El Paso Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, Vietnam Veterans of America


Armed Services

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces

Subcommittee on Readiness