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
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:
The month of February marked Black History Month. We took time to pause and honor our origins and the many contributions made by the African-American community. We also recommitted ourselves to remembering those who came before us and the work that remains to be done to ensure the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness is guaranteed to every American.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after President Trump addressed Congress for the first time during a joint session:
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: