Congressman Veasey is the United States Representative for the 33rd Congressional District of Texas. Elected in 2012, Veasey serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Veasey is an advocate for Texas' middle-class families and has made it his top priority to work to help create and incentivize the creation of good, sustainable American jobs, while providing Texans with a stronger voice on job creation and economic policy.
United States Congressman Marc Veasey proudly represents Texas' newly drawn Congressional District 33 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Veasey comes to Congress with over a decade of public service experience and has established himself as a strong and effective advocate who finds fair-minded and balanced solutions to problems.
First elected to the Texas State House in 2004, Congressman Veasey represented District 95 - an area now part of the 33rd Congressional District - for four consecutive terms. As a member of the Texas State House, Rep. Veasey served in a number of leadership positions including Democratic Whip and Chair of the Democratic Caucus. At home, he earned a reputation for his strong voice in the state legislature, fighting for good jobs, good schools, affordable healthcare, voting rights and justice for all Texans.
The newly created Congressional District 33 is an ethnically diverse district that spans from Fort Worth to Dallas and includes prominent neighborhoods in both Tarrant and Dallas counties. The 33rd District is anchored in Fort Worth's historic neighborhoods which include Carver Heights, Stop Six, Rolling Hills, the Northside, Diamond Hill Jarvis and Forest Hill. The district also extends east through parts of Arlington and into Dallas County communities like Oak Cliff, South Irving, Grand Prairie and West Dallas. Texas-33 is representative of the strong diversity in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
As a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Veasey serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. With over 15 major military installations in Texas, defense and scientific research and development are key industries in the 33rd District. In the 114th Congress, Rep. Veasey proudly accepted his appointment by U.S House Democratic Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer, MD-5, to serve as an Assistant Whip and Regional Whip. In addition, Rep. Veasey is a member of various Congressional Caucuses in order to improve the lives of all Americans. In May 2016, Congressman Veasey launched the first Congressional Voting Rights Caucus to address the immediate need to overcome the barriers our communities face when exercising their right to vote. In December 2016, Congressman Veasey co-launched the Blue Collar Caucus to focus Congressional efforts on alleviating the economic anxiety felt by working class Americans.
Congressman Veasey is committed to creating jobs, encouraging economic growth, improving public education, promoting immigration reform, and ensuring access to quality healthcare.
Prior to serving in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Veasey worked as a congressional staffer in North Texas. In both Southeast Fort Worth and Dallas, Congressman Veasey worked on important issues dealing with transportation, economic development and higher education that benefitted the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Congressman Marc Veasey was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife Tonya live in the Metroplex area and have a eleven-year-old son, Adam. Rep. Veasey earned a BS from Texas Wesleyan University, where he majored in Mass Communication.