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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Marc's Memo - January 2017 Updates

Feb 2, 2017
Marc's Memo - E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

The beginning of the 115th Congress and a new Presidential administration have many Americans worried about the future of healthcare, immigration reform, and our country’s compassionate response to the global refugee crisis. As legislators, we have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our constituents and earn their continued support by defending and creating policies that will protect their rights and improve their day-to-day lives. 

In this month’s issue of Marc’s Memo, take a moment to see the work I’ve been doing in both D.C. and Texas for the 33rd Congressional District, including clocking in at Army and Air Force Exchange Service, hosting a DACA Summit and Immigration Town Hall to highlight the contributions of DREAMers, and fighting to ensure healthcare remains a right and not a privilege.

As always, I invite you to connect with me through my official website, Facebook page, and Twitter account to stay informed on what I am working on in the district and in D.C. Don’t forget to remind your friends to subscribe to my e-newsletter, so they don’t miss out on any updates on my efforts in Washington and in the Metroplex.

Sincerely,

Marc Veasey
Member of Congress


A refugee ban challenges American valuesMarc Veasey
Member of Congress

Over the weekend, we witnessed the mass chaos that President Trump’s executive order effectively banning immigrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan, created in airports nationwide. I remind our President that America has a long history of accepting the most vulnerable from around the world. We must address national security concerns while maintaining American values; issuing a refugee ban does neither.

Clocking in at “The Exchange”

As part “Marc Means Business” initiative, I joined the team at the Dallas Army and Air Force Exchange Service headquarters for my first workday of 2017. During my time at “The Exchange,” I rolled up my sleeves and worked in the food court at both Starbucks and Burger King.  After my shift in the food court, I worked alongside a Customer Contact Tech to learn the daily responsibilities of the Exchange’s call center. Since 1895, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has provided quality, tax-free retail services and merchandise to Active Duty, Guard and Reserve members, military retirees and their families. It was an honor to see the types of economic support that the Exchange provides for military families.

Congressman Veasey starts his workday with a shift at the Starbucks located in the Exchange Food Court.

Standing Up for DACA

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, I was joined by special guests Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Consul General of Mexico Francisco de la Torre, Shelley Hennessee representing the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, DREAMer Diana Radilla, and Douglas Interiano of Proyecto Inmigrante, for a summit highlighting how the DACA program has positively contributed to our communities and what is at stake should the program be revoked. Hearing firsthand from DACA beneficiaries reminds all of us what is at stake should these hardworking young people be removed from the country they call home.

Congressman Veasey and Congresswoman Sánchez with DACA Summit expert panelists share their commitment to fighting for immigrants and how the immigrant community can prepare for the uncertain days ahead. From L to R: Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), Diana Radilla, DREAMer, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Douglas Interiano, Executive Director, Proyecto Inmigrante and Shelley Hennessee, Lawyer & American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Texas Chapter.

Over 80 residents of the 33rd Congressional District listen intently at the DACA Summit and Immigration Town Hall.

Protecting Your Healthcare

As your Congressman, I remain committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality and affordable healthcare. Congressional Republicans have vowed to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. However, they have already begun the process of repealing the law without providing a replacement. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act means that 20 million Americans will eventually lose their health insurance and seniors will be required to pay more for prescription drugs. My Democratic colleagues and I refuse to stand by and watch as the Republicans continue to push their Make America Sick Again agenda. The Affordable Care Act has given millions of Americans—regardless of age, gender, employment status, pre-existing condition or race—the ability to get quality, affordable health insurance, and we must protect those benefits.

Congressman Veasey joins Congressional Black Caucus members for a press conference in support of the Affordable Care Act.

Coffee with Your Congressman

I had the opportunity to sit down at Esperanza’s Bakery and Café in Fort Worth and chat with many of you over coffee during my “Coffee with Your Congressman” event on January 25th. During this time of great change, I value even more the input you give to me during these events. I can best represent you in Congress by hearing directly from the residents of the 33rd Congressional District.

Congressman Veasey discusses his 2016 accomplishments with constituents during his January “Coffee with your Congressman.”

I look forward to chatting with you in the coming months about how I can best represent you in the 115th Congress. Stay tuned to my official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for future ‘Coffee with Your Congressman’ dates.

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Fort Worth Office Open House (We’ve Moved!)
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:00 AM – 10: 30 AM
6707 Brentwood Stair Rd. Ste. 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76112


HOPE NOW TX Home Preservation Event
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10 AM – 4 PM
Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 S. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75052