Jobs and the Economy
Our country has added 6.1 million private sector jobs in the past 2 years and the national unemployment rate has dropped from 10 percent to under 8 percent. America is moving in the right direction, but there is still much work that needs to be done. We need to ensure investments are made in areas like manufacturing, clean energy, infrastructure, and housing. These investments not only grow our economy, but also produce well-paying jobs.
As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I am focused on research and development that will make Texas and the 33rd Congressional District more competitive. With employers like Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Texas Instruments, and Samsung in the Metroplex, we need to invest in science, technology, research and development.
I am also a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and believe it’s important to invest in our military both for the sake of our national security and for job growth in the district.
More on Jobs and the Economy
Fort Worth, TX – On Monday, April 24, Congressman Marc Veasey will take a shift at Renfro Foods, Inc. as part of his April ‘Marc Means Business’ work day. During his shift, Veasey will work on the production line to help make 145 jars of sauce per minute, prepare Mrs. Renfro’s products for nationwide distribution, and learn what it takes to keep a 77 year old family-owned business thriving.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), hosted a robust and productive inaugural listening session featuring national and international labor leaders: Terry O’Sullivan, President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Bob Martinez, President of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), stands in strong opposition to the federal budget proposed by President Trump, which guts key investments in America’s infrastructure and abandons working families.
Dallas, TX – On Friday, March 24, 2017, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, will visit Rudolph Foods Company, where he will make their world-famous pork rinds as part of his March ‘Marc Means Business’ work day. During his shift, Veasey will work on the production line and attempt to box more than 60 bags of pork rinds in just one minute, work in the quality assurance lab, and work in the staging area to prepare Rudolph Foods products for nationwide distribution.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office reported that 14 million Americans would lose health care coverage in 2018 and 52 million people in the U.S. would be without insurance by 2026 if the House Republicans’ health care replacement is enacted:
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