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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.

Aug 18, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, led his colleagues on a letter urging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to open an investigation into the Trump Administration’s illegal attempts at voter suppression. The Trump Administration has openly attempted to disenfranchise voters this November in the midst of the global pandemic by degrading the U.S. Postal Service.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) today voted to pass the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill is led by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senator Cory A. Booker, Senator Kamala D. Harris, and House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler and Congressman Veasey was an original cosponsor. The bill is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable and goes much farther to transform the culture of police brutality than the recent Republican proposals.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Marc Veasey of Texas’ 33rd district released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruling against President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program:

Jun 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of the recent violent attacks of African Americans by police around the United States, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Restoration of Civil Rights Act of 2020—legislation that aims to hold police officers and jurisdictions accountable for violations of civilians’ constitutional rights.

Jun 2, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) released the following statement on the continued North Texas protests seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and other African Americans: