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Nov 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Kevin Hern (OK-01) of the House Committee on Small Business introduced bipartisan legislation that will mitigate the effects of sudden growth, protecting small businesses from being prematurely forced out of the small business category. Moreover, this legislation would grant small businesses additional time to transition before competing in the open market.  

Nov 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Kay Granger (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)—the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism— today issued the following statement on the FBI stopping an attempted bombing of a synagogue in Colorado:

 

Oct 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), and David McKinley (WV-01) introduced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act (H.R. 4712).  This legislation closes a loophole that blocks pharmaceutical competition and prevents innovative treatments for opioid use disorder from coming to market.

Oct 15, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement after a Fort Worth police officer was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson:

“No amount of justice will bring Atatiana back. Her death is a wrongful and untimely loss, and I mourn with her family and friends during this horrible time.

Oct 1, 2019 Press Release

Dallas, Texas – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement after a jury found former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger guilty of the 2018 shooting murder of Botham Jean:

Sep 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, reintroduced a bicameral resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to designate this month as “National Voting Rights Month”. The resolution seeks to end voter suppression by bringing awareness to existing voter suppression laws, educating Americans on their rights as voters, and urging Congress to pass critical voting rights legislation.