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ICYMI: Last night, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) voted to pass H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The historic PRO Act will help rebuild the middle class by protecting workers’ basic right to join a union, holding employers accountable for violating workers’ rights and securing free, fair and safe union elections.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX), joined by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), and Van Taylor (R-TX), led a 51-member letter calling for Congress to extend the aviation tax holiday, put in place by the CARES Act, to protect consumers and airline workers as the industry struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) joined his colleagues to pass a critical, bipartisan bill to deliver further relief for Texas small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) solves urgent issues with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) facing small business owners in Texas and across the country who are struggling the most as a result of the coronavirus.
The bipartisan PPP Flexibility Act will increase flexibility and access to PPP loans including by:
FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33) today launched a survey for small businesses in Texas’ 33rd District to share their experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Grants. The data from this survey will be used for constituent outreach to small business owners across the district.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To ensure that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is prioritizing underserved and rural businesses, as required by the CARES Act, today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Marc Veasey (TX-33), and Tony Cardenas (CA-29) introduced the PPP Data Diversity and Accountability Act of 2020. This bill would require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to collect and report on demographic data, disaggregated by race, in order to show how many PPP applicants were minority-, women-, or veteran-owned.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) led over 200 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Trump Administration to direct current federal government advertising funds to local news and media outlets.
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