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Texas is one of several states where Republican lawmakers have moved to introduce restrictive voting laws in the aftermath of the general election where former President Donald Trump falsely claimed the election was stolen from him. Amy Gardner, national political reporter at the Washington Post, and Texas Congressman Colin Allred joined
Dallas Rep. Colin Allred, a Democrat, accused Republicans of enabling Trump’s ongoing efforts to undermine democracy and rule of law.
They argued that the patchwork of state laws could put students in a position to hire advisers to help them analyze which state laws are most beneficial financially for their playing careers. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas Democrat and former college football player, is among those to sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill.”
If Colin Allred had been in Washington two weeks ago, he would have gone to the White House for the Congressional Black Caucus’s meeting with the president. Instead, he was in his garage in Dallas, cradling his newborn, pedaling his exercise bike, and occasionally reading briefing memos from his staff on his phone.
Like most hardworking parents, I struggle to balance my work and family lives. Traveling back and forth from Dallas to Washington as a member of Congress puts a strain on my wife and family that is impossible to ignore.
But one thing I won’t compromise on is paternity leave.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas — a former Baylor football player who had a four-year pro career with the Tennessee Titans — said he was lucky he got the chance to play in the NFL, not because of talent but just because he avoided major injuries along the way.
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX 32nd District) will host a telephone town hall on available assistance for North Texans affected by last month's winter storm.