April 2017

Rep. Chu: On May Day, Chu, Booker, Jayapal Lead Bicameral Effort Urging DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, May Day, as thousands of protestors across the country march and organize for immigrant rights, Rep. Judy Chu, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) led a bicameral effort in Congress pushing the Department of Homeland Security to be more transparent with its detention processes.

Congressman Veasey Statement on One-Week Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the House passed a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government open:

“Although I voted in favor of today’s one-week continuing resolution, it is my hope that House Republicans take this time to put aside partisan games in order to pass a clean long-term spending bill. I stand ready to work with my House Republican colleagues to put the priorities of the American people first.”

Congressman Veasey Works Behind the Scenes at Renowned Salsa Company

Fort Worth, TX – This week Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, rolled up his sleeves to learn firsthand about the work required to produce Mrs. Renfro’s staple gourmet salsas, sauces, and Texas inspired food products. During his shift, Veasey assisted the Renfro manufacturing team with a range of tasks that gave him a new perspective on how a 77 year old family-owned business continues to thrive and remain innovative within the food industry.

Rep. Veasey Awards Local Student with 2017 Congressional Art Competition Top Prize


Fort Worth, Texas – On Tuesday, April 24, 2017, Congressman Veasey awarded Heavenly Najar, a freshman at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, with this year’s top prize in the 33rd Congressional District 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  Heavenly’s piece, Bisabuela, was chosen as the overall winner for her use of rich color and mixed medium style that combined traditional painting techniques with a non-conventional wood canvas.

Congressman Veasey Works Shift at Renfro Foods, Inc.

Fort Worth, TX – On Monday, April 24, Congressman Marc Veasey will take a shift at Renfro Foods, Inc. as part of his April ‘Marc Means Business’ work day. During his shift, Veasey will work on the production line to help make 145 jars of sauce per minute, prepare Mrs. Renfro’s products for nationwide distribution, and learn what it takes to keep a 77 year old family-owned business thriving.

Congressman Veasey Statement After Federal Court Ruled Texas House Map Drawn To Intentionally Discriminate Voters

Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after a three- federal judge panel ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against African American and Latino voters when they drew the 2011 Texas House maps:

WFAA: McCaul calls for U.S. to remove Syria's president

DALLAS – U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Austin who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, said the United States should lead an effort to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

“Yes, he’s been the problem. He’s been the magnet for the Sunni extremists coming into Syria. He’s been the architect of the civil war. With him in power, we cannot reach a peaceful settlement,” said McCaul to WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics on Friday. “I think it’s time for Assad to go.”

Shorthorn UTA: Mega March protesters call for immigration reform


With the heat of the day beating down on downtown Dallas, a mass of people dressed in red, white and blue packed Pearl Street in front of Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

They held up American flags and signs that read “Rise Up” and chanted in Spanish, “Sì se puede.”

About 3,200 people marched Sunday, according to a tweet from the Dallas Police Department, from the cathedral to Dallas City Hall in the Mega March……