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.
More on Jobs and the Economy
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, led a discussion with Members of Congress and experts on jobs, education, and vocational training to discuss how Democrats can further promote commonsense policies that benefit working men and women in America.
Veterans Business Symposium & Resource Fair
Forest Hill, TX – As part of his October ‘Marc Means Business’ workday, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) reported for duty at a local Starbucks in Forest Hill to work alongside morning shift employees and learn about ground-level operations at the popular coffee chain. During his workday, Veasey learned to operate the cash register, create the chain’s signature coffees and teas, and service the drive-thru window during the morning rush hour.
Washington, D.C. - El Congresista Veasey, copresidente del grupo de trabajo del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes “Accediendo a Empleos”, pidió a empresas principales y líderes laborales que se destacan la excelencia de sus programas capacitación laboral, compartir sus mejores prácticas para ayudar a guiar el dialogo sobre las formas en las que el Congreso puede mejorar el acceso a empleos.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Marc Veasey, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, asked business and labor leaders noted for their excellence in work-based learning programs to share their best practices on ways Congress can improve access to jobs.
This information will help the Access to Jobs Task Force better develop policies that will allow American workers to gain the skills they need to grow in the work force. This includes inquiries about apprenticeship programs, and workers’ credentials.
Irving, TX – As part of his September ‘Marc Means Business’ workday, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) reported for duty at the Irving Frito-Lay plant to work alongside PepsiCo employees and learn firsthand about Frito-Lay’s operations in the DFW Metroplex.