Marc Veasey

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Marc Veasey
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U.S. House, Texas, District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$27.98 in 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,627,393
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House
2004-2012
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Wesleyan University
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 3, 1971
Place of birthTarrant County, TX
ProfessionReal-estate broker
Net worth(2012) $229,009
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Marc Veasey (b. January 3, 1971, in Tarrant County, TX) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 33rd Congressional District of Texas. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated Chuck Bradley (R) and Ed Lindsay (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Veasey is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2005 to 2013.

Veasey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Tom Sanchez in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. He defeated Jason Reeves (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Veasey is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.[3] Veasey is a community activist and has worked as a health care consultant, Legislative Aide to Democratic Congressman Martin Frost, Realtor, sports writer for Source Media's IT Network and for the Star-Telegram. Veasey is a member of the Fort Worth Ambassadors, Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society Advisory Committee and Volunteer Center of Tarrant County.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Veasey's academic, professional and political career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Veasey serves on the following committees:[6]

2013-2014

Veasey served on the following committees:[7]

Texas House

2011-2012

Marc Veasey served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Veasey's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Nay3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Veasey, voted against the resolution.[10][11][12]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Veasey voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.[13][14]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[15] For more information pertaining to Veasey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[16]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Veasey voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[17]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Veasey voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[18]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Veasey voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[19]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[20] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[21][22] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[22] Veasey voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[23][24] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[24] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[25] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Veasey joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[23][24]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[26] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[27] Veasey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[28]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[29] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Veasey voted for HR 2775.[30]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Veasey voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[31]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Veasey voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[32] The vote largely followed party lines.[33]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Veasey voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[34]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Veasey voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[35]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Marc Veasey's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Veasey is a Liberal Populist. Veasey received a score of 57 percent on social issues and 24 percent on economic issues.[36] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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SNAP challenge

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Veasey, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[37] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[38]

Veasey sponsored the following legislation while a member of the Texas House of Representatives:

  • HB 616 - Relating to a study regarding the effectiveness of the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act.
  • HB 860 - Relating to sanctions available for certain academically unacceptable campuses.
  • HB 3089 - Relating to the disposition of vehicles by a local government participating in a program designed to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles.[39]

Redistricting

Representative Veasey announced in July 2011 his intentions of filing a lawsuit to block the state's congressional redistricting plan. He claimed the plan disproportionately diluted minority voting power in the Lone Star State. Commenting on the redistricting plan Veasey stated, "It is Republicans harming minority voters and breaking the law in order to hold and expand their power. It is shameful that Republican leaders in Texas would rather attack and destroy the voting rights of minority citizens than work hard to earn the respect of African-American and Hispanic voters."[40]

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[41] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011 Marc Veasey received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Campaign themes

2012

Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:[42]

  • Education
Excerpt: "The reason North Texans are seeing news stories about school closures and teacher layoffs is because Republicans chose to cut $5.4 billion from our children’s public education system rather than close corporate tax loopholes or use a part of our state’s savings account known as the Rainy Day Fund."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I’m a strong proponent of affordable, quality health care for all and I believe we must be more proactive in addressing health issues. As State Representative, I personally helped secure the second federal medical clinic for residents in my district."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "As a staffer for Congressman Martin Frost, I played a key role in winning federal support needed to build the freeway exchange and road extensions at Cockrell Hill Road on I-30. Not only did that project create jobs, but the economic growth and development it produced served to create and retain even more jobs."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We need comprehensive immigration reform. We need a pathway to legalization for the hard-working men and women who have stayed out of trouble and are living in our communities in the shadows."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Veasey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Tom Sanchez to win the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. He defeated Jason Reeves (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 86.5% 43,769
     Libertarian Jason Reeves 13.5% 6,823
Total Votes 50,592
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 73.5% 13,292
Tom Sanchez 26.5% 4,798
Total Votes 18,090
Source: Texas Secretary of State (timed out)

Endorsements

Veasey received the endorsement of President Barack Obama. Obama said in a statement, "I’m proud to endorse Congressman Marc Veasey in his re-election bid. Marc is a champion for working and middle-class families in the Texas 33rd Congressional District and has quickly established himself as a leader in the fight to fix our broken immigration system."[43]

2012

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Veasey won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 33rd District. He and Domingo Garcia defeated Chrysta Castaneda, David Alameel, Kathleen Hicks, J.R. Molina, Carlos Quintanilla, Jason Roberts, Steve Salazar, Kyev Tatum and Manuel Valdez in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. Veasey went on to defeat Garcia in the July 31 runoff. He defeated Chuck Bradley (R) and Ed Lindsay (G) in the general election on November 6.[44][45][46][47]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 72.5% 85,114
     Republican Chuck Bradley 25.8% 30,252
     Green Ed Lindsay 1.7% 2,009
Total Votes 117,375
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 52.7% 10,766
Domingo Garcia 47.3% 9,653
Total Votes 20,419
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Veasey won re-election in District 95. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated independent Nicholas Cordova in the November 2 general election.[48]

Texas House of Representatives, District 95
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Veasey (D) 19,835 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Veasey won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas' 95th District, defeating Hy Siegel (L). Veasey received 39,150 votes in the election while Siegel received 1,838 votes.[49] Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.[50]

Texas House of Representatives, District 95
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Veasey (D) 39,150 95.51%
Hy Siegel (L) 1,838 4.48%

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Veasey attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Veasey is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Veasey raised a total of $2,627,393 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 27, 2015.[51]

Marc Veasey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Texas, District 33) Won $1,407,491
2012 U.S. House (Texas, District 33) Won $1,219,902
Grand Total Raised $2,627,393


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Veasey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Veasey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,407,491 and spent $1,224,552.[52] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[53]

Cost per vote

Veasey spent $27.98 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Texas District 33, 2014 - Marc Veasey Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,407,491
Total Spent $1,224,552
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to Marc Veasey's campaign committee
Nix, Patterson & Roach$24,500
Bass Brothers Enterprises$10,400
Planned Parenthood$10,300
American Society of Anesthesiologists$10,000
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$167,538
Real Estate$76,125
Transportation Unions$64,600
Leadership PACs$52,568
Defense Aerospace$51,999

Below are Veasey's FEC reports.[54]

2012

Veasey won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Veasey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,219,902 and spent $1,198,195.[63] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[64]

Cost per vote

Veasey spent $14.08 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[65]

2008

Below are Veasey's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[66]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Democratic Party $10,600
Amber Anderson $10,000
Joe Lamantia $10,000
Brian Pardo $5,000
Brian Pardo $5,000

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Veasey's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $18,020 and $439,998. That averages to $229,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Veasey ranked as the 340th most wealthy representative in 2012.[67] Between 2011 and 2012, Veasey's calculated net worth[68] increased by an average of 994 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[69]

Marc Veasey Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$20,931
2012$229,009
Growth from 2011 to 2012:994%
Average annual growth:994%[70]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[71]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Veasey received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2011-2014, 30.28 percent of Veasey's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[72]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Marc Veasey Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,352,077
Total Spent $2,145,819
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$319,644
Public Sector Unions$109,750
Real Estate$103,425
Industrial Unions$92,000
Retired$87,350
% total in top industry13.59%
% total in top two industries18.26%
% total in top five industries30.28%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Veasey was a "moderate Democratic follower" as of July 2014.[73]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[74]

Veasey most often votes with:

Veasey least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Veasey missed 13 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.2 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[75]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Veasey ranked 156th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[76]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Veasey voted with the Democratic Party 92.7 percent of the time, which ranked 117th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[77]

2013

Veasey voted with the Democratic Party 95.4 percent of the time, which ranked 104th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[78]

Personal

Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.[79]

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Texas House District 95
2005–2013
Succeeded by
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