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August 26, 2021 In The News

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.”

August 24, 2021 In The News

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.

August 24, 2021 In The News

“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.’”

August 20, 2021 In The News

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.

August 13, 2021 In The News

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.

August 11, 2021 In The News

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.

August 11, 2021 In The News

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.

August 11, 2021 In The News

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.

August 11, 2021 In The News

A massive infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, prompting politicians like Rep.

August 6, 2021 In The News

Texas Rep. Colin Allred talks about the American Families Plan and the importance of paid family leave.