Washington, D.C. –Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the bipartisan Veterans Claim Transparency Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill that provides a comprehensive investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a bill that would lower costs, further secure protections for people with pre-existing conditions, negotiate lower drug prices and expand coverage. Allred is a cosponsor.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement after news that the Trump Administration will reverse its decision to end support for community-based testing sites in Dallas on June 30:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement after the Trump Administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing for the repeal of the entirety of the Affordable Care Act:
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) today sent a letter to the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined House leaders to urge passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The bill’s announcement comes as the Administration continues to pursue its federal lawsuit that would repeal the entirety of the Affordable Care Act.
Garland, Texas – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) visited the new Garland VA Medical Center for the first time since the facility was secured by the North Texas VA Health Care System and opened in April to serve veterans with COVID-19. The facility began serving a broader population of veterans this week for basic services.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) received the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work in support of the business community in Congress. The award is given in recognition of support for pro-growth and pro-business policies as well as bipartisanship.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) last week voted to pass out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 2. The days-long Committee hearing included legislation Allred introduced with Senator John Cornyn and will make much-needed investments in the U.S. transportation system.
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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.
As a country, we have made a promise to serve our veterans as they have bravely put their lives on the line to defend our freedom. That is why it is our duty as a nation to support our veterans as they transition to civilian life when they return home.
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.
Representative Colin Allred issued a statement Tuesday, advocating for Dallas. The statement reads, “Testing is critical to beating this virus… We must make testing easily accessible to everyone, but the lack of a national strategy has left North Texas without the necessary resources."
The new Garland VA Medical Center is expected to serve as many as 8,000 veterans, making primary care more convenient.
“In-person C&P exams have resumed in twenty cities across the country, yet we have not heard how you intend to ensure sanitation measures, supply protective equipment to veterans and providers, and manage the growing backlog,” wrote the lawmakers, who were Luria, Gilbert Cisneros Jr. (D-Calif.), Rep.
Cruz, Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Colin Allred say they want answers from FEMA, and hope that they can get FEMA to reverse its decision. The substantial loss of city and school district property should be fairly compensated.
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.