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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), renewed his pledge to ensure all Americans participate in our nation’s democracy by introducing H. Res. 501, a resolution designating the month of September as “National Voting Rights Month.” The resolution not only encourages all Americans to exercise their Constitutional right to vote but also encourages our nation’s public schools and universities to develop an academic curriculum on the importance of voting.
Dallas / Fort Worth, TX - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their decision to terminate the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Over 200,000 young Texans successfully applied for DACA, which gave them the opportunity to obtain a work permit, enroll in higher education, and temporary deportation relief after passing a background check and paying the associated fees:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Nelva Ramos ruled that the Texas voter ID law was enacted with the deliberate intent to discriminate against African American and Hispanic voters:
Washington, D.C. – Texas Representatives Marc Veasey (TX-33), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Beto O’Rourke (TX-33), Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (CO-1), and Louise Slaughter (NY-25), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) co-led 105 Democrats in a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma urging the Trump Administration to reject Texas’ section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver request.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced legislation to prevent students nationwide from missing crucial federal and state grant opportunities that support their higher education aspirations. H.R. 3516, the Reduce Barriers to College Act, will streamline the burdensome Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verification process for students who must prove that their families did not file federal taxes.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced via twitter that he will ban transgender men and women from serving in the military:
“As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I am appalled that the President of the United States would blatantly abandon any American who is willing to lay down their life to defend their fellow citizens.”
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