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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.

D.C. hearing’s theme is ‘Border Business is America’s Business’

LAREDO, Texas – At the beginning of the week, before President Trump announced his border wall executive order and before his staff floated the idea of a 20 percent import tax on goods from Mexico, the Congressional Border Caucus held a bipartisan hearing titled “Border Business is America’s Business.”

During the event, business leaders and academics discussed “the value of strong relations with Mexico, the importance of commerce along the border and its value in promoting the economic growth and competitiveness of the United States.”

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