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Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), a former Ohio State and NFL receiver, introduced in the House his version of a bill to allow college athletes to benefit financially from their name, image and likeness through endorsements deals. While expected, the news is significant, as Gonzalez’s bill is bipartisan in nature, essential for legislation to potentially pass through a split Congress. Rep.
NFL Network's Will Selva joins the roundtable with U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez and Colin Alfred to discuss the importance of voting.
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a Democrat whose district includes northern and eastern Dallas County, also lauded the company’s progress, calling the rail line a “common-sense project” with bipartisan support.
U.S Rep. Colin Allred said it’s clear now that Texas reopened too soon and with too few precautions. “Though you can’t predict a pandemic, it didn’t have to be this way,” he said.
Congressman Colin Allred [D-Richardson] held a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday evening where parents could ask questions of local school leaders in his district. Allred's district includes parts of Dallas, Garland, Highland Park, Richardson and Wylie ISDs.
Another Democratic Congressman from North Texas, Colin Allred said in a statement, “Moving the election date isn’t just wrong, it is unconstitutional. As a voting rights lawyer, this idea is deeply troubling to me.”
Texas Rep. Colin Allred wrote on Twitter on Saturday that "too many" of his constituents in North Texas have yet to receive their stimulus checks.
"Too many North Texans still haven't received the stimulus checks they are owed," he wrote. "It's why earlier this month I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the IRS to make changes so we can help end the delays."
The Restart Act began in the House and migrated to the Senate, where co-sponsor Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., predicts passage sometime in August. Cabaniss said the Restart Act has the stamp of Texas all over it. Co-sponsors include Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, a Democrat, Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth, a Republican, and Rep.
Today, Representatives Marc Veasey (TX-33), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Colin Allred (TX-32) hosted a press call for regional reporters on the Senate’s need to extend $600 weekly emergency unemployment payments that are due to expire at the end of this month.
U.S. Representative Colin Allred: We are facing an unprecedented crisis with so many North Texans without work and bills are still piling up. That’s why we must provide continued support to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Economic relief during a pandemic should not be a partisan issue.