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Apr 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement reacting to the Biden Administration rescinding a ten-year Medicaid 1115 waiver extension that the Trump Administration had rushed through earlier in January:

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Earlier this week, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking for more information about the rollout of federally operated mobile COVID-19 vaccination units and urged the expansion of mobile vaccination units in North Texas. The state of Texas currently ranks 45th nationally in terms of the overall percentage of its population fully vaccinated and continues to show up in the lower half of some national rankings that have measured states’ progress toward reaching herd immunity against the coronavirus.

Apr 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Marc Veasey (TX-33), Angie Craig (MN-02) Gwen Moore, (WI-04), and Joe Morelle (NY-25) introduced legislation that would use savings from Medicare prescription drug negotiations to lower Medicare Part D costs for low-income seniors.

Feb 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling for the reversal of his decision to exclude Planned Parenthood providers from the Medicaid program as the state faces the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Jan 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey of the Energy and Commerce Committee, reintroduced the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act to extend Medicaid coverage availability in the twelve states that have yet to accept Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Amid an unprecedented pandemic, millions of individuals in certain states are left without any healthcare coverage. Today’s legislation would help close this gap and ensure Americans have access to life-saving health care coverage.  

Nov 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two Veasey-led bills to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic.