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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

January 2017

Some Texas Republicans support Trump’s refugee ban; others stay silent

Republican members of Congress from Texas’ Tarrant County did not break with Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven majority Muslim countries on Sunday, either...

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In contrast, North Texas Democratic Reps. Marc Veasey and Eddie Bernice Johnson oppose Trump’s order. Veasey traveled to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport on Saturday night to join the protests.

Texas Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — A lone Republican, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of Helotes, joined a handful of the Texas delegation's Democrats in challenging President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth announced on Twitter he was at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the country's largest airports, assisting the detained.

Some Texas GOP members of Congress support immigration ban, but many remain silent

WASHINGTON – Since Saturday evening, chants of “let them go,” “free their grandma” and “refugees are welcome here” have loudly echoed down the hallways of Terminal D at DFW International Airport and other major airports around the country. 

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“President Trump’s latest executive action is already causing mass confusion for international airports nationwide,” Fort Worth Rep. Marc Veasey added in a statement, noting that a ban on refugees was “wholly un-American.”

Texas congressional delegation largely silent on Trump travel ban.

WASHINGTON — A lone Republican, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of Helotes, joined a handful of the Texas delegation's Democrats in challenging President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth announced on Twitter he was at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the country's largest airports, assisting the detained.

Fulfilling his promise: Trump orders Mexico wall construction to begin

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump took a significant step toward carrying out his signature — and most controversial — campaign promise Wednesday, ordering the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, raised other issues. “The wall’s multi-billion-dollar price tag could be better spent investing in education, improving our infrastructure, and supporting crucial programs such as Medicare and Social Security,” he said.

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