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Jan 29, 2018 In The News
A Former Tarrant County Teacher Will Be in the House Gallery for the SOTU

Fort Worth, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A retired Fort Worth school teacher is delighted about her chance to attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

WFAA-TV reports former Dunbar Middle School teacher Charmion Johnson-Polk was invited by Fort Worth Congressman and former student Marc Veasey.  Johnson-Polk told the station.

Jan 28, 2018 In The News
Retired FW teacher gets rare State of The Union opportunity

Even before you walk in her front door, Charmion Johnson-Polk has a lesson plan.

Her yard has signs like "you can't scare me, I teach" and "to teach is to touch a life forever"…

She will attend the first State of The Union for President Donald Trump as a guest of Fort Worth Congressman Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.

Jan 26, 2018 In The News
Why is a Fort Worth Democrat going to see President Trump?

Charmion Johnson-Polk can’t wait for Tuesday night.

That evening, the longtime Fort Worth Democrat — a retired teacher — will sit in the balcony over the U.S. House of Representatives chamber, watching President Donald Trump give his first State of the Union address…

True, she’s a Democrat, invited by U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, to attend the event…

Jan 24, 2018 In The News
Top Stories: Working On A DACA Deal; The Power Of The Texas Railroad Commission

Members of Congress are still trying to reach an agreement on an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people, who came to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation…

Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey of Fort Worth said he wants to be hopeful that Congress can hammer out a deal on keeping DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, in the country.

Jan 19, 2018 In The News
CSC Leaders Discuss 2018 Priorities for Sportsmen and Women

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the Welcome Back to Congress Reception on Capitol Hill, which gathered Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and Congressional staff with representatives from the sportsmen's community to discuss upcoming priorities for hunting, angling, and fish and wildlife conservation at the federal level.

Jan 16, 2018 In The News
Dem lawmakers push Apple on public health risks, iPhone slowdowns

Dem lawmakers push Apple on public health risks, iPhone slowdowns

A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) are pushing Apple to provide more answers on how its products can negatively affect consumers, as well as the company's slowed-down iPhones.

Jan 11, 2018 In The News
Texas delegation splits on warrantless N.S.A. spying

In a rare vote that did not follow Texas delegation party lines, the U.S. House passed a measure on Thursday that will reauthorize the collection of foreign surveillance within the United States for another six years.

Jun 26, 2017 In The News
McClatchy DC: Democrats and unions are trying to figure out how to win back blue-collar votes


Labor leaders came to Capitol Hill on behalf of Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Tuesday and they had a clear message for Democrats: in order to take back the Capitol and White House, talk about jobs and don’t stop.

Jun 26, 2017 In The News
Roll Call: New Faces on Congressional Baseball Teams — Including a Woman

There will be a few new faces on the field at the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game on June 15.

The teams begin practice with a few freshman lawmakers on their rosters and some players lost in the shuffle of the 2016 election.

Jun 23, 2017 In The News
North Texas Republicans, Democrats React To President Trump’s Inauguration

North Texas Republicans are celebrating the 45th President, Donald Trump.

At a watch party at the Las Colinas Country Club, about 30 members of the Greater Irving Republican Club cheered after Mr. Trump took the Oath of Office, then raised their glasses to offer him a toast.