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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, 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. – 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, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after the Department of Justice urged a federal court in Texas not to take further action on the Texas Voter ID case arguing that changes enacted by the Texas Legislature no longer discriminates against minority voters:
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:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had engaged in unconstitutional gerrymandering:
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