Thousands of seniors in the 33rd Congressional District depend on Social Security and Medicare, which provide the financial and health protections necessary to keep seniors out of poverty. Nationwide, about 90 percent of Americans aged 65 and older receive Social Security benefits and nearly 2 in 3 get half or more of their income from Social Security. I fully support protecting our nation’s safety net from cuts that jeopardize the well-being of seniors.
Our parents and grandparents have worked hard over the course of their lives. That is why I oppose budget proposals that turn Medicare into a voucher program and end the promise that benefits will be guaranteed to seniors. Our country made a commitment to care for our parents and grandparents, and it’s important that we uphold and fulfill that commitment.
Today’s young Americans will retire one day and need these vital programs. For this reason, I oppose proposals that would push back the Medicare eligibility age. Increasing the eligibility age doesn’t lower healthcare costs, it just shifts costs onto seniors.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Grandparents Day, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, reintroduced H.R. 3796, the Grandparents Tax Credit Act, which provides a $500 refundable tax credit to help cover additional expenses for grandparent caregivers. This legislation aims to lessen the out-of-pocket costs that grandparents take on when they step up to help raise their grandchildren when their parents cannot.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), renewed his pledge to ensure all Americans participate in our nation’s democracy by introducing H. Res. 501, a resolution designating the month of September as “National Voting Rights Month.” The resolution not only encourages all Americans to exercise their Constitutional right to vote but also encourages our nation’s public schools and universities to develop an academic curriculum on the importance of voting.
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Nelva Ramos ruled that the Texas voter ID law was enacted with the deliberate intent to discriminate against African American and Hispanic voters:
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