National Security and Foreign Affairs

As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Allred is committed to protecting America and creating security at home and stability abroad. North Texas is a hub of international trade as well as a host to visitors from all over the world. Now more than ever, it is important we engage the international community and that Congress assert itself on matters of foreign policy and national security.  

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March 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led his bipartisan colleagues, Reps. Jack Bergman (MI-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Joe Neguse (CO-02), and Andy Kim (NJ-03), in introducing the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) Act. This bill would allow Americans to make claims in federal or state courts against foreign states that conduct or engage in cyberattacks against Americans. 

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for H.R. 1, the For The People Act. Allred is a cosponsor of this bill that would establish automatic and same-day voter registration, end partisan gerrymandering, stop voter purges, and restrict voter ID laws. He introduced the Shell Company Abuse Act and the Know Your Polling Place Act which were included in the legislation that passed the House.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to provide a waiver to the seven-year prohibition window, allowing retired General Lloyd Austin III to be considered to serve as Secretary of Defense. Allred has worked to ensure Gen.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement in support of the COVID-19 legislative framework negotiated by a bipartisan group of Senators:

“North Texans can’t afford to wait until next year to get help. Families can’t make rent and are worried about how they’ll put food on the table or presents under the tree. Local governments and frontline workers are struggling as cases surge. Small businesses are hurting.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today a resolution sponsored by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) on the importance of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship passed the U.S. House. Both are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

The bipartisan resolution calls on Congress and the Administration to continue to support cooperation between the two nations and highlights the importance of both the security and economic aspects of the bilateral relationship. 

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the Shell Company Abuse Act. This legislation would make it a felony to use or create an American shell company to conceal illegal political spending by foreign nationals.

July 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) today introduced a bipartisan House resolution on the importance of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship. Both are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

The bipartisan resolution calls on Congress and the Administration to continue to support cooperation between the two nations and highlights the importance of both the security and economic aspects of the bilateral relationship. 

June 25, 2020 Casework Success Stories

When Greg accepted a teaching position at an international school in Thailand, he sent in his passport for renewal to the State Department. Greg’s passport was received and his money order was cashed within a week, but he was not given any updates regarding the status of his passport renewal. Once the COVID-19 pandemic began, the passport agency closed operations and Greg feared he would lose his teaching position because he didn’t have a valid passport. That’s when Greg turned to Rep.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed the Heroes Act. The bipartisan bill makes a significant investment to increase testing, tracing and treatment, and provides substantial financial relief to state and local governments. 

April 3, 2020 In The News

Wylie residents Teniqua and David Williams got stuck briefly in Haiti with their four children and David’s brother. The mayor of Wylie reached out to Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, for help.