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Nov 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Kay Granger (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)—the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism— today issued the following statement on the FBI stopping an attempted bombing of a synagogue in Colorado:

 

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) joined other lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan on the wrongful detention and treatment of U.S. citizens. This letter comes following the recent unlawful detention of U.S. citizen Francisco Erwin Galicia-Chapa who was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint while on his way to a college soccer tryout even after presenting a valid Texas driver’s license.

Jan 29, 2018 In The News

Fort Worth, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A retired Fort Worth school teacher is delighted about her chance to attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

WFAA-TV reports former Dunbar Middle School teacher Charmion Johnson-Polk was invited by Fort Worth Congressman and former student Marc Veasey.  Johnson-Polk told the station.

“I never dreamed I would be getting up in the gallery to see or to hear a president speak.”

Jan 28, 2018 In The News

Even before you walk in her front door, Charmion Johnson-Polk has a lesson plan.

Her yard has signs like "you can't scare me, I teach" and "to teach is to touch a life forever"…

She will attend the first State of The Union for President Donald Trump as a guest of Fort Worth Congressman Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.

Jan 24, 2018 In The News

Members of Congress are still trying to reach an agreement on an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people, who came to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation…

Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey of Fort Worth said he wants to be hopeful that Congress can hammer out a deal on keeping DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, in the country.