Afzal is an Afghan translator who bravely worked with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, helping our mission in Afghanistan. As his life was in danger due to his work with the U.S. after the Taliban took over the Afghan government, it was imperative that he and his family evacuate. That’s when Afzal’s brother turned to Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which enshrines the protections of Roe v.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) which authorizes funding for the United States Military’s operations, programs and personnel.
DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. DNC rulings.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today introduced the Protecting Election Administration from Interference Act in the House.
DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today in Dallas. He was joined in welcoming the Secretary to the region by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33).
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today applauded Senate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan. It passed with strong bipartisan support of 69-30. The bill now heads to the House for final consideration.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, cosponsored the bipartisan Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (H.R. 4880). Prostate cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed in the Veterans Health Administration with over 489,000 veterans undergoing treatment.
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As Texas GOP rush to pass their restrictive voting bill, Rep. Colin Allred tells Lawrence O’Donnell that it saddens him to see Texas GOP push forward laws that “intentionally discriminate” against voters of color as the state becomes more diverse in an attempt to “maintain this old power structure that really doesn’t represent our state anymore.”
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, a voting rights attorney prior to his congressional career, was a key strategist in pushing the bill through Congress.
Allred noted to reporters ahead of the vote that one of his constituents, former President George W. Bush, easily passed a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2006 with overwhelming majorities in both chambers of Congress.
“The way we choose our elected officials should be as free from partisan influence as possible,” said Congressman Colin Allred, D-Dallas. “The restrictions we see coming forward by the Texas Legislature have nothing to do with combatting fraud. It is clearly in service of the ‘Big Lie.’”
Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, introduced a bill Friday to shore up protections for election administrators at the local level in light of mounting attempts from Republican-majority legislatures across the country to alter voting procedures in the name of election security.
A Texas member of Congress is helping lead the attempt to change the rules on parental leave, for fathers as well as mothers. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, knows about the value of paid time off for new parents. He made headlines in 2019 as the first member of Congress known to take paid paternity leave.
On the heels of a big win in the Senate, the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to North Texas.
Dallas Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Colin Allred, both of whom sit on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, accompanied Buttigieg during his visit. The transportation secretary also met with another Democratic representative, Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, as well as officials from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, joined U.S. Reps. Colin Allred and Eddie Bernice Johnson for a short ride on a DART train on Wednesday afternoon.
A massive infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, prompting politicians like Rep.
Texas Rep. Colin Allred talks about the American Families Plan and the importance of paid family leave.