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Fort Worth, Texas – On Thursday, November 10, Congressman Marc Veasey will honor three local veterans with the Congressional Veteran Commendation at his annual Veterans Town Hall from 5-7 PM at American Legion Post 838 in Fort Worth. Recipients of the award include: Mr. Miguel Angel Buendia, Mr. Steven Nickolas Gonzalez, and Mr. Jason Simmons.
Dallas, Texas— As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we honor our service members, like Mr. Marcos Torres, who selflessly took the oath to defend our nation. Surrounded by friends and family, Congressman Veasey presented Mr. Marcos Torres with the Purple Heart and additional medals he earned during his service in the United States Army from 1948-1951, and during the Korean War.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 5304, the Health Expansion Loss Prevention (HELP) Veterans Act to extend the six months of healthcare and dental coverage provided to our service members released from active duty under the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) to one full year of coverage.
Washington, D.C. —Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, member of the House Armed Service Committee (HASC), released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, a bill that passed with a 277-147 vote:
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, member of the House Armed Service Committee (HASC), released the following statement after the completion of a 14 hour full committee mark-up for H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, that passed with a 60-2 vote:
President Barack Obama’s latest call for state and local governments to enact more controls on weapons purchases at gun shows and elsewhere is getting the same response it has for years: Most elected officials in Texas won’t budge.
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, disagreed.