Jobs and the Economy
Our country has added 6.1 million private sector jobs in the past 2 years and the national unemployment rate has dropped from 10 percent to under 8 percent. America is moving in the right direction, but there is still much work that needs to be done. We need to ensure investments are made in areas like manufacturing, clean energy, infrastructure, and housing. These investments not only grow our economy, but also produce well-paying jobs.
As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I am focused on research and development that will make Texas and the 33rd Congressional District more competitive. With employers like Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Texas Instruments, and Samsung in the Metroplex, we need to invest in science, technology, research and development.
I am also a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and believe it’s important to invest in our military both for the sake of our national security and for job growth in the district.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus met Wednesday with Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, to discuss the needs of blue collar workers and how House Democrats can make it clear that they will continue to serve as their champion in Washington. Trumka, a national leader in the fight for workers’ rights and economic justice, began the discussion with remarks on the modern challenges of labor rights and the ongoing effort by Democrats to respond to the needs of working class families.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA), will host a “pen and pad” media availability with Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, following the Caucus’s second listening session. In an effort to better represent working Americans, the Caucus listening sessions will ensure the Members of Congress hear directly from labor leaders who join in the fight to secure health, wage, and job security for all Americans.
Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to study deported veterans and to establish an Office of Naturalization within the Department of Defense to ensure that legal permanent residents who enlist and serve in the U.S. armed forces are explicitly guided through the citizenship process before their honorable discharge.
Labor leaders came to Capitol Hill on behalf of Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Tuesday and they had a clear message for Democrats: in order to take back the Capitol and White House, talk about jobs and don’t stop.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, Co-Chair of the Blue Collar Caucus, released the following statement after the House voted to reauthorize H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, Co-Chair of the Blue Collar Caucus and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018:
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