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Colin Allred came to Capitol Hill in January as a recently elected Democrat congressman from North Texas touting a balanced perspective on partisanship.
“There are reasonable folks on both sides of the aisle who are sincerely just trying to move their communities forward.” Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R) Ohio said last night.
Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio’s 16th Congressional District held a bipartisan town hall Thursday with Representative Colin Allred of Texas’ 32nd district.
The former Baylor, Scott and White hospital in Garland may provide another healthcare option for veterans if a bipartisan group of North Texas Congress members gets their way. A letter from Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) made the argument to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie last week.
Freshman Reps. Colin Allred and Anthony Gonzalez are using their shared background as NFL players to demonstrate bipartisanship in a deeply divided Congress.
Allred, a Democrat, will visit the Republican’s Ohio district next week, and Gonzalez will visit Dallas in the fall.
Freshman U.S. representatives Colin Allred, D-Texas, and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, may be members of opposites parties but they both have a lot in common.
They both are new to Congress, new dads and are former NFL players.
The congressmen are working together on a bipartisan effort to change the conversation in Washington D.C.
A new clinic in Garland could lower the average wait time at veterans’ health facilities in the area and would provide a new, more accessible location for veterans who live on the northern side of the Metroplex, said Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican who helped write the letter with Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas-area Democrat. The letter was signed by five other North Texas representatives.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:
“This bipartisan bill allows us to make investments on priorities important to the American people like bolstering our national security and critical health care research. It helps ensure the government stays open and working for the American people while protecting the full faith and credit of the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Colin Allred (D-TX) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) today announced joint district visits to Northeast Ohio and North Texas for the congressmen to learn about problems facing each district and how best they can work together and with other members on both sides of the aisle to find meaningful bipartisan solutions.
They played on rival teams in the National Football League. They’re members of rival political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives.
But freshman Congress members Anthony Gonzalez and Colin Allred are hoping their sports background can help them bridge the partisan divide and find common ground on matters like veterans issues, rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, and securing help for people with the sorts of traumatic brain injuries that plague NFL players.
Congressman Colin Allred, who represents parts of Garland, and both Republican and Democratic congressional colleagues from North Texas recently sent a letter to the VA secretary. It said the recently-closed Baylor Hospital in Garland can be donated and retrofitted as a VA clinic.