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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.
“This pandemic has been especially hard on families with young children and they need help,” Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, said in a statement. “I support these changes to the Child Tax Credit and believe they will make a real difference for families and kids — including lifting more than 4 million American kids out of poverty.”
Lines of cars were busy filing into the community coronavirus vaccination center at Fair Park on Friday. Members of Congress from the Dallas area visited.
Did ERCOT, the Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission ignore warnings from energy companies across the state about the severity of this winter storm? According to U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, that’s exactly what happened, and it led to the largest forced power outage in the nation’s history.
The Texas electric grid was not built to withstand "much less than 10 degrees," U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, said on Saturday evening. But low temperatures set records over the last week with some reaching zero degrees, meteorologists said.
“This is the kind of common-sense bipartisan legislation that I came to Congress to try and introduce,” said U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas.
Small business owners trying to navigate the terrain of COVID-related government loans and the pandemic economy have a chance to ask questions and get updates on available assistance Friday.