May 2017

Ft Worth Star: Texas lawmakers move closer to ending straight-ticket voting


State lawmakers may soon change how many Texans vote. For many people, heading to the polls required one choice — picking either Republican or Democrat straight-ticket voting,...

Healthy life

This month, U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, is among those pledging to encourage Texans — and all Americans — to have a healthier lifestyle.

Earlier this month, he introduced a resolution to designate May the “Health and Fitness Month.”

“Healthy living is attainable for all Americans,” Veasey said.

Co-Chair of the Voting Rights Caucus Denounces the Creation of President Trump's Misguided Voter Integrity Commission

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, co-chairman of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement after President Trump announced the formation of his misleadingly named 'Election Integrity Commission':

"My first point is undisputed by anyone with real expertise and integrity in examining elections:  In-person voter fraud is rare to the point of being statistically irrelevant. 

OG&P: Government has legitimate role in oil, gas R&D, House panel told

A continued government role in oil and gas research and development drew bipartisan support at a May 3 hearing of the US House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee. But Democrats and Republicans disagreed about the scope and direction of US Department of Energy programs that they were defending.


Members generally agreed with witnesses at the hearing that well-funded, early-stage government energy R&D programs can help produce energy technology breakthroughs, even when they are not apparent at the outset.