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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

April 2017

Congressman Veasey Statement on One-Week Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the House passed a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government open:

“Although I voted in favor of today’s one-week continuing resolution, it is my hope that House Republicans take this time to put aside partisan games in order to pass a clean long-term spending bill. I stand ready to work with my House Republican colleagues to put the priorities of the American people first.”

Congressman Veasey Works Behind the Scenes at Renowned Salsa Company

Fort Worth, TX – This week Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, rolled up his sleeves to learn firsthand about the work required to produce Mrs. Renfro’s staple gourmet salsas, sauces, and Texas inspired food products. During his shift, Veasey assisted the Renfro manufacturing team with a range of tasks that gave him a new perspective on how a 77 year old family-owned business continues to thrive and remain innovative within the food industry.

Rep. Veasey Awards Local Student with 2017 Congressional Art Competition Top Prize

 

Fort Worth, Texas – On Tuesday, April 24, 2017, Congressman Veasey awarded Heavenly Najar, a freshman at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, with this year’s top prize in the 33rd Congressional District 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  Heavenly’s piece, Bisabuela, was chosen as the overall winner for her use of rich color and mixed medium style that combined traditional painting techniques with a non-conventional wood canvas.

Congressman Veasey Works Shift at Renfro Foods, Inc.

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.

Congressman Veasey Statement After Federal Court Ruled Texas House Map Drawn To Intentionally Discriminate Voters

Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after a three- federal judge panel ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against African American and Latino voters when they drew the 2011 Texas House maps:

Veasey Reintroduces Legislation to Promote Access to Higher Education for Immigrant and First Generation American Students

Washington, D.C. – On April 6, 2017, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, reintroduced legislation to streamline the federal financial aid application process for citizen students with immigrant parents and to protect undocumented students from discrimination if they apply to a state college or university that receives financial support from the federal government. The Trump Administration’s immigration policies have evoked fear within our communities, but should not deter undocumented and first generation American students from pursuing higher education.

Congressmen Marc Veasey & Carlos Curbelo Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Help Curb Climate Change Effects

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), introduced bipartisan legislation to help in our nation’s fight against climate change by making carbon capture technology more attainable. The Carbon Capture Improvement Act, the House bill that complements U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) legislation, would help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture and storage equipment.