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Sep 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coming on the heels of last month’s vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, Congressman Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Diversity in Leadership Act—legislation establish a grant program in the Department of Defense to increase the number of women, LGBT individuals, and underrepresented minorities in military and civilian leadership positions of the Department of Defense.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Veasey (TX-33), after almost a year of coordination with expert stakeholders and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), today introduced a concurrent resolution calling for the creation of a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. The resolution includes recommendations from four white papers the congressmen created with BPC on Workforce, National Security, Research and Development (R&D) and Ethics.  

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), current member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former member of the House Armed Service Committee released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021:

“Today, I voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395)—a sweeping bipartisan package that honors America’s values, strengthens our security and advances America’s leadership in the world.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) issued the following statement after a federal appeals court struck a blow Friday against the Trump Administration, ruling that the President acted unlawfully by trying to shift $3.8 billion in previously appropriated Pentagon funds—including $400 million from F-35 and $155 million from V-22 programs–to pay for his much touted border wall:

May 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Ron Wright (TX-06) introduced the bipartisan Airport Infrastructure Resources (AIR) Security Act. The AIR Security Act would prohibit federal airport improvement funds from being used to purchase passenger boarding bridges from companies that have violated intellectual property (IP) rights and threaten the national security of the U.S.

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), co-chair of the Congressional Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Caucus, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it plans to shift $3.8 billion in previously appropriated Pentagon funds—including $400 million from F-35 and $155 million from V-22 programs–to fund southern border wall construction: