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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.