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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

February 2017

Department of Justice Drops Objections to Texas Voter ID Law

As was hinted might be the case late last month, the U.S. Department of Justice will no longer support the lawsuit filed by Dallas U.S. Representative Marc Veasey and several voting rights groups against the state of Texas’ voter ID law.

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J. Gerald Hebert, an attorney who represents multiple plaintiffs in the case, including Veasey, blasted the Department of Justice Monday afternoon.

The Texas delegation to the U.S. House, from right to left

In the 114th Congress (2015-16), the Texas delegation’s roll-call voting behavior once again demonstrated that Texas Republicans are, on average, notably more conservative than their fellow congressional Republicans. 

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Ten of the 11 Texas Democrats had Lib-Con Scores to the right of the median national U.S. House Democrat, including five in the Democratic delegation’s most conservative quartile: Cuellar, Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, Gene Green, D-Houston, Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth and Rubén Hinojosa, D-Edinburg. 

Guests for Trump’s first Congressional address represent competing visions of America

When President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday night, he is expected to set out a wide-ranging agenda for his first term in office, including stronger immigration enforcement.

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Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas said Monday he is bringing a family of Syrian refugees to the nation’s capital for the speech.

How will Democrats handle Trump’s speech to Congress? Here’s what you need to watch for.

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump will enter the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and make his first-ever address to a joint session of Congress. 

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Texas Representative Marc Veasey (D–33) will be joined by Syrian refugee Bothina Matar and her family, while Michigan congressman Dan Kildee (D–5) has invited Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who helped to expose the Flint water crisis, as his guest

Q&A: What Next in the Long Battle Over Texas Voter ID Law?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has abandoned an Obama-era challenge to a 2011 Texas voter ID law that is among the toughest in the nation. Civil rights groups are still contesting the Texas law in federal court, but without the muscle of the federal government behind them. 

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IS THIS CASE OVER?

Democratic U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey from Dallas and several civil rights groups say they will continue to challenge the law in court without the backing of the Trump administration.

Q&A: What next in the lengthy battle over Texas’ voter ID law?

AUSTIN (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has abandoned an Obama-era challenge to a 2011 Texas voter ID law that is among the toughest in the nation. 

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Is this case over?

Democratic U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey from Dallas and several civil rights groups say they will continue to challenge the law in court without the backing of the Trump administration

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