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Democratic U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Colin Allred, both of Dallas, authored a similar letter Thursday. Houston-area Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Al Green, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Sheila Jackson Lee, all Democrats, also protested the decision to end the funding in a letter to FEMA and HHS on Tuesday.
U.S. Reps. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, wrote a letter Thursday to Azar and Gaynor, supporting the county of Dallas’ request for additional testing supplies.
“Testing is critical to beating this virus. It must be easily accessible to everyone, but the lack of a national strategy from the Administration has left North Texas without necessary resources. It’s why Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and I fought hard to protect the sites in Dallas,” said U.S. Rep. Colin Allred. “Moving forward, I will do everything I can to support county and city leaders so we can ensure our community has the testing we need.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today participated in a virtual town hall with employees at Match, which is headquartered in Dallas, in the 32nd District of Texas. The discussion was moderated by Hesam Hosseini, the CEO of Match and Match Affinity.
Democratic Congressman Colin Allred represents Dallas and other North Texas communities and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is said to be considering 50 different pieces of legislation.
Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, also condemned rioting, writing Sunday that the violence “should not drown out the message of the many who are in pain.”
Allred continued that repeated killings of black people at the hands of police and systemic racism have created an atmosphere of grief in Dallas.
[Dallas] has always been a city with vastly different outcomes based on where you live and what you look like,” he wrote. “That history is still very much with us, and it is something we have to acknowledge if we are going to deliver real, equitable change.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement in regards to the death of George Floyd and the President’s inappropriate tweets:
“Like too many before him, the tragic injustice of George Floyd’s death at the hands of someone who is supposed to protect and serve lays bare the pain of generations of racial inequality and the deep wounds within our nation.
Among the lawmakers to sign the letter was Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas Democrat whose district was hit hard by the storms.
“Now more than ever, our North Texas community needs these disaster relief funds to support our ongoing tornado recovery efforts,” he said in a news release. “Too many North Texans, as well as our cities, schools and businesses, are still waiting for help.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced his team members will begin to work remotely, and his physical office locations in Richardson and Washington, D.C. will be temporarily closed to the public.
“It is incumbent on all of us to listen to the experts and use best practices to combat and contain the spread of coronavirus,” said Allred. “Out of an abundance of caution, my team members will work remotely but will remain dedicated to serving the people of the 32nd District of Texas.”
M streets neighbor and U.S. Rep Colin Allred introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the life of Holocaust survivor and longtime Dallas resident Jack Repp, who was a member of Temple Emanu-El and Temple Shearith Israel before he died Jan. 14. Repp survived a labor camp in Radom and imprisonment in the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps.