January 2018

WBAP: A Former Tarrant County Teacher Will Be in the House Gallery for the SOTU

Fort Worth, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A retired Fort Worth school teacher is delighted about her chance to attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

WFAA-TV reports former Dunbar Middle School teacher Charmion Johnson-Polk was invited by Fort Worth Congressman and former student Marc Veasey.  Johnson-Polk told the station.

“I never dreamed I would be getting up in the gallery to see or to hear a president speak.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Why is a Fort Worth Democrat going to see President Trump?

Charmion Johnson-Polk can’t wait for Tuesday night.

That evening, the longtime Fort Worth Democrat — a retired teacher — will sit in the balcony over the U.S. House of Representatives chamber, watching President Donald Trump give his first State of the Union address…

True, she’s a Democrat, invited by U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, to attend the event…

“Ninety-five percent of the people who find out I was invited say, ‘You better go, girl.’ That’s an historic moment,” she said. “The others say, ‘Oh, you’re going to hear Trump. I don’t want to hear him.’

KERA News: Top Stories: Working On A DACA Deal; The Power Of The Texas Railroad Commission

Members of Congress are still trying to reach an agreement on an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people, who came to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation…

Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey of Fort Worth said he wants to be hopeful that Congress can hammer out a deal on keeping DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, in the country.

Ammoland: CSC Leaders Discuss 2018 Priorities for Sportsmen and Women

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the Welcome Back to Congress Reception on Capitol Hill, which gathered Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and Congressional staff with representatives from the sportsmen's community to discuss upcoming priorities for hunting, angling, and fish and wildlife conservation at the federal level.

Congressman Veasey's Statement on 4th Continuing Resolution Vote

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after voting against the funding bill that leaves DREAMers in the shadows:
“Once again, Republicans are placing the livelihoods of American families at risk by threatening to furlough government employees who keep the engines running for crucial public services.