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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Seniors Issues

Thousands of seniors in the 33rd Congressional District depend on Social Security and Medicare, which provide the financial and health protections necessary to keep seniors out of poverty. Nationwide, about 90 percent of Americans aged 65 and older receive Social Security benefits and nearly 2 in 3 get half or more of their income from Social Security. I fully support protecting our nation’s safety net from cuts that jeopardize the well-being of seniors. 

Our parents and grandparents have worked hard over the course of their lives. That is why I oppose budget proposals that turn Medicare into a voucher program and end the promise that benefits will be guaranteed to seniors.  Our country made a commitment to care for our parents and grandparents, and it’s important that we uphold and fulfill that commitment.

Today’s young Americans will retire one day and need these vital programs. For this reason, I oppose proposals that would push back the Medicare eligibility age. Increasing the eligibility age doesn’t lower healthcare costs, it just shifts costs onto seniors. 

See also Senior Citizens' Resources.

More on Seniors Issues

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, co-chairman of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 5557, The Poll Tax Prohibition Act, to ensure the underlying costs of restrictive photo voter ID laws don’t prevent everyday Americans from exercising their right to vote. Three years after the Shelby County v. Holder decision gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rep. Veasey remains committed to protecting voters from the modern day poll tax.

Jun 2, 2016 Press Release

Fort Worth, Texas – On Monday, June 6, 2016, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, will lead a FREE Voting Rights Forum with Congresswoman Terri Sewell, AL-7, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM-1, and expert panelists, to discuss the current state of voting rights, learn about efforts to protect the right to vote, and discuss the importance of civic engagement in our communities. The forum will take place at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School located at 5700 Ramey Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. 

Feb 19, 2016 Event

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33)

Invites You to Share Your Thoughts and Concerns at

"Coffee with Your Congressman" 

Friday, February 19, 2016

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

McDonald's

3026 N. Hampton Rd.

Dallas, TX 75212.

For more information please contact: 

817-920-9086 or 214-741-1387

 

Sep 23, 2015 Event

Congressman Marc Veasey

invites you to his

2015 Senior Seminar

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

FOREST HILL CIVIC & CONVENTION CENTER

6901 WICHITA STREET

FOREST HILL, TX 76140

Sep 12, 2015 In The News

On Sept. 23, a Senior Issues Forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center will offer workshops about not only fall prevention but also neighborhood safety, Social Security and postal fraud. It is hosted by U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey. Call Jay Jackson at 817-920-9086 to register.


Read moher: http://www.star-telegram.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/social-eyes/article35049345.html#storylink=cpy
Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Thursday, September 10, 2015, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, reintroduced H.R. 3475, the Grandparents Tax Credit, to lessen the financial burden on grandparents that serve as caregivers to their grandchildren by providing a $500 refundable tax credit. This legislation aims to alleviate the out-of-pocket costs that grandparents take on when they step up to help raise their grandchildren when their parents cannot.