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Apr 20, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) released the following statement after Former Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all three counts in George Floyd’s death:

Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

ICYMI: Last night, Congressman Marc Veasey voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Democrats’ bold, transformative legislation to reimagine the culture of policing in America with unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and build greater trust between law enforcement and our communities. 

Feb 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling for the reversal of his decision to exclude Planned Parenthood providers from the Medicaid program as the state faces the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

ASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33), Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Barbara Lee (CA-13) along with local Fort Worth civil rights activist, Opal Lee, held a press conference urging Congress to pass the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act (H.R. 7232)—legislation that was introduced earlier this year.

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the United State House of Representatives passed the Veasey-led “MEDIA Diversity Act"—bipartisan legislation that would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for women and minorities in the communications marketplace report under section 13 of such Act.

Sep 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coming on the heels of last month’s vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, Congressman Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Diversity in Leadership Act—legislation establish a grant program in the Department of Defense to increase the number of women, LGBT individuals, and underrepresented minorities in military and civilian leadership positions of the Department of Defense.