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Marc Veasey's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (TX) - District 33

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  • Voted in favor of HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "In a state like Texas that professes to love freedom, it's unacceptable to see conservative politicians wage war on reproductive rights. It is dangerous & exactly why we passed the Women’s Health Protection Act today. The Senate must follow our lead to protect abortion access." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by National Taxpayers Union. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "It's clear that the billionaire wish list has been met. Today's Republican tax bill helps the wealthiest families avoid paying their fair share of taxes, slashes the corporate tax rate in half, unfairly shifts the burden of taxes onto hardworking Americans living paycheck to paycheck, and keeps loopholes that allow corporations to ship jobs overseas." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by The Club for Growth. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "The tax cuts will explode the deficit by $1.5 trillion which will translate to Republicans justifying devastating cuts to the programs Americans rely on to stay healthy and take care of themselves as they enter retirement. Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, and Social Security will all be put on the chopping block in order to give away tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed letter to Secretary Azar calling for additional funding for Medicaid providers: "We write to urge you to allocate a significant portion of the remaining Provider Relief Fund dollars to hospitals and providers who serve a disproportionate number of Medicaid and low-income patients. We are grateful for your swift action to deliver much-needed resources appropriated by Congress to hospitals and providers preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are concerned the allocations to date do not provide sufficient relief for health care providers in our districts treating the most vulnerable populations at risk for becoming infected with the virus." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "@senatemajldr, special interests are tearing our electoral system apart. Corporate greed is rigging our system of free & fair elections. We’re countering a culture of voter intimidation w/ HR1. Call your Senators to bring HR1 to the floor. Restricting a vote is not leadership." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 80% by Common Cause. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by End Citizens United. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "The continued aggression by rogue police officers toward Black people underscores why our work to ensure justice and police accountability is far from over. We must stay committed to the police reforms we need and passing the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicingAct." (twitter.com)
  • "Our country is in a watershed moment that calls for real reform, not more false promises. I applaud @HouseJudiciary for advancing the #JusticeInPolicing Act—bold legislation to curb police brutality, end racial profiling and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement." (twitter.com)
  • "Sadly, despite countless Americans from every walk of life peacefully protesting and raising awareness for these crises, the epidemic of police brutality continues -- with more police killings and police brutality occurring last year than in the year before, and with communities of color and vulnerable groups disproportionately bearing the brunt of this cruelty. To honor my responsibility to Texas families and the American people, I proudly joined the Congressional Black Caucus and my colleagues to once again pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to deliver the urgent, critical reforms needed to address systemic racism while increasing transparency and holding police accountable." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6395 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I have no greater responsibility than to ensure the security of our nation -- and that starts with supporting our men and women in uniform," said Rep. Veasey. "With this year's defense funding bill, Democrats secured crucial benefits and protections for our Servicemembers that will make our nation safer and stronger, while also making strong investments in our national defense and in our security interests. I was proud to vote for this bill, which also includes priorities that I have fought for to fund vital national security programs that are essential to our economy in the Metroplex, counter extremism in our Armed Forces, identify best practices that support the health and well-being of our military, and ensure pilots and other specialized personnel in the National Guard are paid fairly for their work." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This year’s defense budget invests in what makes America strong: our diversity, our technological innovation, our alliances and partnerships, and those who serve in uniform. Proud to work on #FY22NDAA as a member of @HASCDemocrats and vote YES on this package later today!" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Marc has fought to bring much- needed federal transportation funding home to Texas. He will continue to fight for the resources to improve the highways, bridges and transit systems we rely on." (marcveasey.com)
  • "The bipartisan infrastructure deal will make life better for millions of Texans, create a generation of good-paying jobs, spur economic growth, and position the U.S. to lead in the 21st century. Watch my interview with @wfaa to discuss how it will impact the Metroplex." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "It's clear that the billionaire wish list has been met. Today's Republican tax bill helps the wealthiest families avoid paying their fair share of taxes, slashes the corporate tax rate in half, unfairly shifts the burden of taxes onto hardworking Americans living paycheck to paycheck, and keeps loopholes that allow corporations to ship jobs overseas." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We all know that @POTUS’ tax plan is just ANOTHER BIG corporate tax cut on the backs of hardworking Americans." (twitter.com)
  • "The American Rescue Plan’s #ChildTaxCredit payments will set children up for success & put money in hardworking parents’ pockets for childcare or gas so they can go to work & fuel our economy." (twitter.com)
  • "Our plan will help crush the COVID-19 virus and get the economy moving again by getting vaccines into arms across the country. Because in places like my home State of Texas, where Greg Abbott, who is the Governor, is prematurely lifting COVID-19 restrictions, the best thing we can do to combat a potential surge against the virus is to make sure that everybody has a vaccine." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Small businesses are the backbone of our North Texas economy. Proud to join my colleagues to pass a bipartisan bill to improve and expand the Paycheck Protection Program so more small businesses across our country can get help." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "We are on a new path forward as a nation. Clean energy innovation leads to clean energy jobs which brings economic growth and stability for Americans. Applying #ScientificSolutions is the best way to move forward together." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 90% by League of Conservation Voters. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 14 - A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The effects of air pollution are especially harmful to the most vulnerable among us: children, seniors, and low-income communities. Yet, Republicans sit back as Trump repeals critical protections at the cost of American lives. #ParisAgreement" (twitter.com)
  • "Today, I voted to protect American communities, restore robust #CleanAir pollution standards, and clear the path for @EPA to move forward with stronger safeguards in the future by rejecting Trump’s gutting of methane pollution standards." (twitter.com)
  • Signed letter to President Biden to discourage ban on crude oil exports: ""I was proud to vote for the year end spending package in 2015 that included a historic agreement that lifted the crude oil export ban and extended several clean energy tax credits" said Congressman Marc Veasey. "This common sense agreement represented a win-win for my home state of Texas. That is why I am joining on to this letter with Rep. Fletcher because rolling back that agreement would be unwise, especially when oil is a commodity with prices tied to a complex and dynamic global market."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""Today we save lives, said Congressman Veasey. "Communities in Texas, and across the country who have faced gun violence head-on can feel safer because of H.R.8, which includes universal background checks for gun owners. This makes our country safer and stronger. Thankful for this progress."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In Texas and across the country, the epidemic of gun violence exacts a deadly, daily toll, ending the lives of an average of 100 Americans each day. As a member of the @HouseGVP, I was proud to vote for #HR8 and #HR1446—two commonsense pieces of legislation to #EndGunViolence." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Marc is a longstanding supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which to date has provided quality, affordable health coverage for hundreds of thousands of North Texans." (marcveasey.com)
  • "As a member of Congress, he has continued the push to expand access to affordable medical care for Texas families by hosting enrollment workshops to help people get the coverage they need. " (marcveasey.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Proud to join my colleagues to pass essential legislation that will help North Texas workers and families get resources like paid sick leave, food assistance and free Coronavirus testing during this time of crisis. " (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 "Families First Coronavirus Response Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I stand with Speaker Pelosi. We won’t give a single cent to fund Trump’s border wall." (twitter.com)
  • "To pay for Trump’s border wall, the Administration released a report that indicates $265 million from military projects across Texas may be cut. The President’s emergency declaration is misusing our military budget at the expense of military readiness." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""Immigrants play a vital role in our local economies and communities here in Texas," said Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33). "Texans want solutions to our broken immigration system that honor our values, keep Americans safe and protect the farmworkers, Dreamers, and TPS and DED recipients who have long been a vital part of our communities and our economy. In light of the pandemic and economic crisis, which have inflicted a devastating toll on immigrant communities and our essential frontline workers, including our farmworkers, the protections in these bills are urgently needed."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I've always made the case that immigrants strengthen and benefit our country. Both parties need to come together and recognize the need for comprehensive immigration reform. #CelebrateImmigrants" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3898 "Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I have a duty to keep the American people safe. That’s why I voted earlier this month to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran – and why today I voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1698 "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 550 "No War Against Iran Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 68 "A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I have a duty to keep the American people safe. That’s why I voted earlier this month to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran – and why today I voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF. Read my full statement below:" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 16% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I had the opportunity to pass a newly renegotiated trade deal, better known as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), that has the strongest enforcement mechanisms of any U.S. trade agreement, as well as critical victories for workers, lower prescription drug costs and environmental protections. The end result of this bipartisan trade agreement is a vast improvement over the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the agreement negotiated by President Trump last year. Today's deal is also critical to our North Texas economy, as Texas is the number one trade state in the country, and nearly one million Texas jobs are supported by trade with Canada and Mexico." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Today’s #USMCA agreement is an important step forward. We must ensure that any final trade deal will help North Texas workers and will contribute to the growth of our economy across our country." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)

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