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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.

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder of the Voting Rights Caucus, and current co-chair, introduced a bicameral resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to designate September as “National Voting Rights Month”. The resolution will encourage voter registration in the month of September, and push for the security of our electoral system and stronger protections to ensure Americans can safely vote amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Aug 18, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, led his colleagues on a letter urging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to open an investigation into the Trump Administration’s illegal attempts at voter suppression. The Trump Administration has openly attempted to disenfranchise voters this November in the midst of the global pandemic by degrading the U.S. Postal Service.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation urged Governor Greg Abbott to take additional steps to allow cities and counties to institute enforceable stay-at-home orders at their discretion. Governor Abbott has pursued one of the most aggressive economic reopening strategies in the United States that has resulted in skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas.