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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

September 2016

Veasey Introduces Bill to Ease ACA Exemption Process for Americans in Medicaid Gap

Washington, D.C. — On September 28, 2016, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 6215, the Medicaid Gap Relief Act, to automatically exempt families under the federal poverty level from paying a tax penalty for failure to have qualifying health coverage. As of 2016, 19 states have blocked Medicaid expansion that would benefit millions of low-income families in their quest to undermine the President’s signature achievement.

Congressman Veasey Leads Charge to Address Police Transparency & Accountability

Washington, D.C. – In light of the recent police-involved shootings around the United States, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced a series of bills aimed at protecting innocent police officers and the public. The Police Protection Act of 2016 and the Preservation of Public Evidence Act of 2016 will increase transparency and accountability in order to improve the relationship with the community it serves.

Veasey Introduces Resolution and Bill to Protect the Right to Vote

Washington, D.C. – Just weeks away from one of the most important general elections of our time, Congressman Marc Veasey introduced two pieces of legislation, a resolution Expressing the Support for the Passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 and the All Ballots Count Act of 2016, to preserve the right to vote and to dismantle barriers that prevent some Americans from participating in our nation’s democracy.

Veasey Introduces Bill to Help Curb the Nation’s STEM Skills Gap

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 6064, the Partnerships for the Future Act, to better train students in well-paying jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Congressman Veasey’s Partnerships for the Future Act would direct the Department of Labor to create a competitive grant pilot program to provide additional tools for educating and training our workforce to thrive in the 21st century workforce.

Congressman Veasey Designates September as ‘National Voting Rights Month’

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the 2016 presidential election, ensuring unfettered access to the ballot box for all Americans is more important than ever. For this reason, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC) introduced H.Res. 866, a resolution to commemorate the month of September as “National Voting Rights Month,” to highlight the importance of this sacred right.

Veasey Introduces Bills to Honor America’s Promise to Service Members and Veterans

Washington, D.C.  – As the House of Representatives prepares to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 with its Senate counterparts, Congressman Marc Veasey, member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced two critical pieces of legislation to increase diversity among our nation’s military leadership and to expand support services access for returning service members and their families.