Congressman Marc Veasey is the first African-American from Tarrant County to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the 33rd Congressional District of Texas which 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. Congressman 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 2 4, 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, Congressman 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.
As a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman 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, Congressman 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. Congressman Veasey has been a tireless advocate for communities of color. In Congress, Congressman Veasey is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He has also been at the forefront of the redistricting battle, working to defend the voting rights of all Americans, especially those in the state of Texas. As the lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, Congressman Veasey took on the 2 13 Texas voter ID law which was struck down by one of the most conservative courts in the country. In May 2 16, 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. Prior to serving in the Texas House of Representatives, Congressman 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 DFW Metroplex and have a ten year-old son, Adam. Congressman Veasey earned a BA from Texas Wesleyan University, where he majored in Mass Communication.