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.
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Fort Worth, Texas – On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Congressman Marc Veasey will clock-in with Kemp & Sons General Services, a black-owned business in Fort Worth, Texas, for his February ‘Marc Means Business’ work day. During the morning shift, Veasey will roll-up his sleeves to assist with general cleaning at the Veterans Outpatient Clinic located at 2201 SE Loop 820 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, will hold a panel discussion in observation of Black History Month entitled, “Closing the Gap: African Americans in Energy.” The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for African Americans in the energy sector. Additionally, the discussion seeks to educate Members, staffers, stakeholders and students pursuing STEM degrees or jobs in the energy industry, examine current energy policy issues and offer an outlook for the 115th Congress.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after President Trump announced Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas — Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration announced a $150 million dollar grant for the construction of the TEX Rail project, a 27-mile commuter rail project that will connect downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement after President-Elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the production of the Lockheed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a critical job creator in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex:
IRVING, TX – On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Congressman Marc Veasey will join the team of Joe’s Coffee Shop for his November “Marc Means Business” work day. As part of his work day, Veasey will roll-up his sleeves and assist the local Irving eatery as they prepare all of the Thanksgiving holiday pie orders, greet and serve customers, bus tables, and learn how the 46 year old small business continues to thrive.
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