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February 24, 2021 In The News

Did ERCOT, the Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission ignore warnings from energy companies across the state about the severity of this winter storm? According to U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, that’s exactly what happened, and it led to the largest forced power outage in the nation’s history.

Congressman Allred’s assertion stems from a conversation with the CEO of Dallas area-based energy company Vistra who told him they sounded the alarms days before the storm. Vistra told Allred no one at ERCOT reacted with the urgency the energy company deemed necessary.

February 21, 2021 In The News

The Texas electric grid was not built to withstand "much less than 10 degrees," U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, said on Saturday evening. But low temperatures set records over the last week with some reaching zero degrees, meteorologists said.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today was elected Vice-Chair of the Future Forum Caucus, a caucus of about 50 younger members who are focused on issues important to young Americans.

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today commended the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for earning a $3.3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The grant will be used to support UTD’s ongoing research to develop technology around offshore wind turbine systems.  

December 20, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred and a group of 10 high school scholars toured the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas for a hands-on look at the technologies shaping modern agriculture.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Appropriations bills that will fund the government through September 30, 2020: 

“I am encouraged that leaders in both parties were able to come together and forge a bipartisan compromise to keep our government open and working for the American people. 

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted to pass the SAFER Pipelines Act out of committee today. The bill reauthorizes pipeline safety programs overseen by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

September 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today applauded the University of Texas at Dallas for earning a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The grant will be used to develop technology around offshore wind turbine systems.  

July 31, 2019 Press Release

DALLAS  -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced his ‘North Texas First’ District Work Period schedule. This includes town halls, roundtables with North Texas leaders, local business tours and meetings with local chambers of commerce, mobile office hours as well as the previously announced bipartisan District visit with Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16).  

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed a funding package that includes five appropriations bills; Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development