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    Marc Veasey (D) Member, U.S. Congress

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Medicare’s finances still face serious problems, and the reckoning date is getting closer. What should Congress do to solidify the system’s funding?

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Should Congress take a piecemeal or comprehensive approach to overhauling immigration laws? What is your solution to address the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors who came across the border this summer?

Should the Affordable Care Act be repealed? If so, what would you put in its place? If not, how would you improve it?

Congress has tried but never succeeded in reforming the No Child Left Behind Act. What would you like Washington to do with this bipartisan law?

What role should the federal government play in promoting alternative sources of energy?

Do you favor regulations to control carbon emissions? If so, what kind of regulations? If not, what approach would you favor?

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Address 1917 Ola Lane
City/Town Grand Prairie, TX
Age 44
Campaign Phone Number (702) 538-4990
1 year, 5 months
Security Guard
BSE in Secondary Education with an emphasis on English (In Progress), MSSU, Joplin, MO High School Diploma 1991, Mtn. View High, Mtn. View, CA
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Ran for NV State Assembly in 2012
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Ronald Reagan is my most admired political leader because he was able to get things done despite there a Democrat controlled Congress by being a great communicator and realizing that there must be bipartisanship to get things done. He was able to pass legislation that was sweeping in nature by his willingness to listen to both sides of issues.
I want to provide the people of my district a new choice for limited government, job creation and immigration reform. A new choice that is not beholden to the Democrats or Republicans, but that will work with both or either to pass legislation to help my district and the country at large.
I am not a politician. I will not accept contributions from unions or corporations. I am a blue collar worker like most of the people in my district. I understand the concerns of the people about jobs, immigration reform and the need for less government in their lives in order to prosper.
Poor at best. He is a typical Neo-Conservative, who only does what is best for the party and not for the people. He is a typical big government Republican.
Most of the tax code needs to be abolished. The way the system is now small businesses are hurt as well as individuals by such taxes as estate taxes, and inheritance taxes. The tax code needs to be simplified and brought down to a few pages that can be understood by everyone, not just tax lawyers. The tax code also needs to be fair by eliminating loopholes that favor certain groups or individuals, especially equal income earners. I would build a coalition hopefully by pointing out these common sense approaches and having fellow congressmen that want to actually help the people and businesses thrive, sign on to these changes.
Congress should enact sweeping cuts to the federal budget , not raise the debt ceiling and pass a balanced budget. These things would enable funding of Medicare. The federal government should also move towards privatizing Medicare so further generations do not have to rely on the federal government for this program and the people can be in chagre of theor own monies.
All programs that are not valid as in the Constitution need to be eliminated. This means that programs that the federal government has no business being involved in. This would include programs such as the National Endowment of the Arts, EPA, NEA. Other programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid should be moved towards privatization so the the people the say as to where their money goes, not the government. There is no constitutional authority for the federal government to be involved with education or forcing companies to comply with environmental policies. There must be a balanced budget. Military spending should be cut. There should be no more raising of the debt ceiling.
The US should pull all troops out of Afghanistan.
A comprehensive approach is the only way to enact immigration reform. The children should not be allowed to think that they will just be able to freely come into the US illegally. This has to do with the current laws being unclear and not being enforced. Public perception must be changed in Central American as to what can be allowed. The laws must reformed and clarified. As for the children here now, he perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC (unaccompanied children) and adult females OTMs (other than Mexicans) traveling with minors is the reason behind most the current flood.
Obamacare should be repealed. A free market approach is the only way to achieve health care reform. People should be allowed to buy policies across state lines fostering competition which would lower premium prices. The government has no business controlling the health care market.
No Child Left Behind needs to be repealed. The federal government should not be involved in education. Education should be addressed at the local level of government as well as the state level.
Free markets are the key to promoting alternative energy sources. The federal government should not be giving monies to companies such as Solyndra. This shows favoritism and does not promote competition and growth in the area. The free market must be allowed to decide which companies survive and thrive. The federal government should encourage large companies to invest in alternative energy exploration, but not give handouts.
I do not believe this is a function of the federal government. Free market approaches should be allowed for companies to come up with ways on their own to control emissions. The science is far from settled on what effect carbon emissions even have on the environment.
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Address P.O. Box 50084
City/Town Fort Worth, TX 76105
Age 46
Campaign Phone Number (817) 446-8222
Fax Number N/A
Email Address campaign@marcveasey.com
I have resided in CD 33 for about two years, as this district was newly drawn in 2012. The area that I have lived in for over 20 years and represented in the Texas State legislature, House district 95, serves as an anchor of the new CD 33.
Member, U.S. Congress
Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from Texas Wesleyan University
Congressional Black Caucus, Multicultural Alliance, Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, Texas Lyceum Alumni
Fort Worth Real Estate Council, International Conference of Shopping Centers, Texas Association of Realtors
Representative, Texas House District 95, which I represented in the Texas Legislature from 2005 until 2013.
Current fundraising numbers will be released on the September 30 Campaign Finance Report. As of the June 30 the report, I had raised just over one million dollars in this election cycle.
I have many contributors who have donated the allowable maximums to my campaign.
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I am very proud of my involvement in the fight to block discriminatory voting laws in Texas. I have served as a leader in fighting against the voter ID law and the discriminatory redistricting maps in the Texas Legislature. When those laws passed anyway, I continued that fight in the courts. Currently, I remain a plaintiff in the redistricting case, and am now the lead plaintiff challenging the Voter ID law, which could disenfranchise millions of minority voters throughout the state.
Although many admirable figures come to mind, when thinking about today's climate, my answer continues to be Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had the courage to take positions on issues that were contrary to the financial interests of his own friends and family. He also encouraged the Congress to take bold steps to lead our country from economic despair; his reforms still benefit our region and our country today. We should follow his example by taking bold action to encourage job growth and take necessary steps to protect social services that began under his leadership that so many of our citizens continue to benefit from today.
I am running for reelection to Congress so that I may continue to advocate on behalf of the residents of CD 33. During my first term in Congress, I have fought hard on behalf of the people I represent. I have advocated for comprehensive immigration reform, for universal health care, and for maintaining SNAP funding. I want to continue the fight in Washington to support these and other programs that help to create jobs and economic development and to promote policies that ensure strong public education and access to quality healthcare. I will to continue to fight against budget cuts to Medicare and other senior benefits.
I have a long record of service that voters can judge. I have been open and honest about my views and my voting record supports my positions. The constituents of Congressional District 33 can be confident that when voting for me, they will be voting someone who will fight for them and their families.
I am frustrated by the leadership in the House. Much of the body is seriously divided on basic issues. However, there have been opportunities to get past the deadlock that the Speaker has chosen not to seize.
I support reforming the U.S. tax code to end the Bush tax cuts and eliminate corporate loopholes. However, I also support lowering the corporate tax rate in order to create a more equitable system and encourage further investment.
Medicare needs to be fiscally sound and secure for all future generations. I will continue to support reforms that will strengthen it and ensure that those receiving benefits are in need of those benefits. However, although we can find savings in the program, we should not do so by cutting needed services and benefits to our seniors.
Policies that will help stabilize our economy must be supported. A good economy provides more revenue and promotes increased investment. Beyond that, I support closing corporate loopholes and eliminating waste in federal benefit programs in order to responsibly cut spending while increasing revenues.
I support President Obama and his goal of withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. However, I also support continued support and advice for the country to the extent it is requested of us.
Iran, and how we deal with them, will continue to be a critical challenge. Their past history, human rights issues, and stated desire to enrich uranium create doubts about whether their current movements toward compromise can be trusted. As the president works toward peace and stability in the Middle East, we must continue to question their motives and actions and ensure that they do not progress in their efforts to obtain weapons grade uranium.
I am in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. We have a broken immigration system that cannot be dealt with one problem at a time; the issues are too interconnected. Congress should work together to create a plan that addresses this humanitarian crisis. These unaccompanied minors should not be turned away once they arrive at the borders, but should be greeted with compassion and treated with dignity and respect.
No I would not repeal ACA. Just as there were problems with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation, there were also problems with other large program roll-outs, like Medicare Part D. When that policy was first introduced and rolled out, it had a lower approval rating than the Affordable Care Act. Now, however, Medicare Part D is a very popular program. I am confident that, with or without Republican cooperation, the Affordable Care Act will prove to be a popular program.
The No Child Left Behind Act has not worked and test results continuously reveal that the policy should be significantly revised. As written, it requires too much testing, which prevents teachers from addressing the individual needs of their students. One or two tests at the end of the year should not be the sole measurement of a student’s or a teacher’s success.
I support the federal government’s efforts to promote alternative energies through subsidies and research grants. I am confident that time and additional investments in sources such as solar power, wind power and other clean-energy producing innovations would strengthen these technologies and allow us to truly move to an all of the above energy policy for our energy needs.
I strongly support reducing carbon emissions and have a strong voting record in support of a clean environment. I believe we can grow the economy, create jobs, and work with existing businesses while simultaneously ensuring we have clean air.
I support the federal government’s efforts to promote alternative energies through subsidies and research grants. Although wind power, solar power, and other innovations may not be sufficient to power our world today, I am confident that time and additional investments would strengthen these technologies and allow us to truly move to an all of the above energy policy for our energy needs.