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May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Veasey (TX-33) today applauded the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program and urged eligible constituents to enroll and receive a discount on their monthly internet bill. The creation of this program was made possible because of Rep. Veasey’s work with the Energy and Commerce Committee to expand broadband connectivity to every corner of the country. In 2020, Rep.

Dec 1, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TX – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) of the Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the city Fort Worth’s recent announcement that four TX-33 neighborhoods will soon have access to free public internet in the next few months.

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 16, 2020 Press Release

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.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

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.  

May 13, 2020 Press Release

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.