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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

AFL-CIO President Trumka to Meet with Veasey and Blue Collar Caucus

Jul 18, 2017
Press Release
Listening session with president of the largest federation of unions and members of the Blue Collar Caucus

Washington, D.C.  – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA), will host a “pen and pad” media availability with  Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, following the Caucus’s second listening session. In an effort to better represent working Americans, the Caucus listening sessions will ensure the Members of Congress hear directly from labor leaders who join in the fight to secure health, wage, and job security for all Americans.

Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, Co-Chair of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle, PA-13, Co-Chair of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO
Members of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus

Pen and Pad Media Availability – Immediately following the second listening session of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus

1416 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 5:20 PM ET

This event is open to the media. Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend should RSVP to Nelly Decker ( in Congressman Veasey’s office or Sean Tobin ( in Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office.  


The Blue Collar Caucus was formed to foster member discussion and legislative ideas focused on addressing wage stagnation, job insecurity, trade, offshoring, and dwindling career opportunities for those in the manufacturing and building trades. The caucus focuses on bringing together a diverse array of Democratic members of the House of Representatives to generate solutions that will protect American workers from globalized competition, maintain the viability of domestic manufacturing, and help to cultivate innovative industries that can provide stable employment amid rapid technological advancement.