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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October 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a bipartisan resolution passed the House that opposes the Administration’s decision to pull troops from northern Syria and the Turkish military incursion that followed.  

October 16, 2019 In The News

All of the Texans who serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee — Democratic U.S. Reps. Colin Allred of Dallas, Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen and Ron Wright of Arlington — voted in support of the resolution.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement: 

“I take my oath of office very seriously, and with it the responsibility to defend the Constitution and to preserve our democratic institutions.

“The House and Senate voted in a strong bipartisan way this week to urge the Administration to release the whistleblower complaint and I am glad it is now available to the public.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement: 

“I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to uphold our nation’s laws. A whistleblower within the Intelligence Community has alleged that a gross abuse of power has occurred involving the use of American foreign policy against a domestic political rival. 

July 25, 2019 Press Release

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. 

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA) which included two Allred led amendments that will help bring research investment to Texas universities. The bill authorizes funding for the United States military’s operations, programs and personnel.   

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act of 2019. The bill provides comprehensive election security reform and grants to states to help secure America’s election infrastructure. 

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed a funding package that includes four appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Energy and Water Development; State-Foreign Operations; and Defense. 

June 12, 2019 In The News

“I want to know whether or not Congress was kept in the dark,” said Democratic Rep. Colin Allred of Texas. “It seems like ... an attempt just basically to circumvent Congress because we did not agree with the decision to sell these arms to Saudi Arabia.”

June 12, 2019 In The News

“I want to know whether Congress was kept in the dark,” said Representative Colin Allred, Democrat of Texas. “If that decision was reached before we were briefed, I want to know why we weren’t told about it.”