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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.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX), joined by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), and Van Taylor (R-TX), led a 51-member letter calling for Congress to extend the aviation tax holiday, put in place by the CARES Act, to protect consumers and airline workers as the industry struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Veasey (TX-33), after almost a year of coordination with expert stakeholders and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), today introduced a concurrent resolution calling for the creation of a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. The resolution includes recommendations from four white papers the congressmen created with BPC on Workforce, National Security, Research and Development (R&D) and Ethics.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) announced he will introduce legislation that will bolster access to broadband for low-income and minority individuals that are facing unprecedented challenges during the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Veasey-led legislation will provide free or low cost internet service to low-income individuals or those who have recently been laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey joined Congressman James E. Clyburn, House Majority Whip and Chairman of the House Democratic Rural Broadband Task Force, and Congressman Frank Pallone, Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee, along with members of the Rural Broadband Task Force and Energy & Commerce Committee, to announce the House Democratic Plan to Connect All Americans to Affordable Broadband Internet.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) led over 200 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Trump Administration to direct current federal government advertising funds to local news and media outlets.
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