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Jul 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting federal support for testing supplies in Dallas County. This follows news that federally supported testing was taking eight to ten days to get results in the County. 

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Veasey (TX-33) joined his colleagues to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act—a bold legislative package that builds on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans. The legislation includes provisions to increase health care access and includes a measure similar to one led by Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) that would incentivize states to expand Medicaid.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation urged Governor Greg Abbott to take additional steps to allow cities and counties to institute enforceable stay-at-home orders at their discretion. Governor Abbott has pursued one of the most aggressive economic reopening strategies in the United States that has resulted in skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas. 

Jun 9, 2020 Press Release

Fort Worth, Texas — Mercy Clinic today announced it has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health at its South Fort Worth clinic.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and CVS Pharmacy colleagues will staff the testing operation. 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Congressman Marc Veasey today announced that CVS Health will open 42 more COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas, with 5 new sites opening in Texas’ 33rd district. These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will be available to individuals who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines.

May 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), re-committed his pledge to empower all Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle. By introducing a resolution to commemorate the month of May as “Health and Fitness Month,” Veasey invites the nation to make healthy habits a priority during these unprecedented times.