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|Place of birth = Tarrant County, TX
 
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|Profession = Real-estate broker
 
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|Net worth = $20,507
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}}{{tnr}}'''Marc Veasey''' (b. January 3, 1971 in Tarrant County, Texas) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 33rd congressional district|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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>   
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}}{{tnr}}'''Marc Veasey''' (b. January 3, 1971, in Tarrant County, [[Texas|TX]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 33rd Congressional District|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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012]</ref>   
  
Veasey is a former member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 95 from 2005 to 2013.  
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Veasey is a former member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 95 from 2005 to 2013.
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Veasey {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Tom Sanchez]] in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. He will face [[Jason Reeves]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.<ref name="nj">[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/texas-33rd-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'' "Texas, 33rd House District: Marc Veasey (D)," November 10, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49671 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Veasey]</ref>
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Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.<ref name="nj">[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/texas-33rd-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'', "Texas, 33rd House District: Marc Veasey (D)," November 10, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49671 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Rep. Veasey," accessed August 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas, 1998-2004<ref name="nj"/>
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* 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas<ref name="nj"/>
* 2004-2013: Texas House of Representatives <ref name="nj"/>
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* 2004-2012: Texas House of Representatives<ref name="nj"/>
 
* 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
 
* 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
 
* Commercial real-estate broker<ref name="nj"/>
 
* Commercial real-estate broker<ref name="nj"/>
  
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==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Veasey serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Veasey serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
 
**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy
 
**Subcommittee on Energy
**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics - 7
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**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
  
 
===Texas House===
 
===Texas House===
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* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House]]
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==Key votes==
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====113th Congress====
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Veasey voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Veasey}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Veasey}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Veasey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_030.gif|right|290px|thumb|Marc Veasey's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 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 '''Moderate Liberal.''' Veasey received a score of 65 percent on social issues and 27 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Veasey|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/TX/Marc_Veasey.htm ''On The Issues'', "Marc Veasey Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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===SNAP challenge===
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{{SNAP challenge|Name=Veasey}}
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
Veasey sponsored the following legislation while a member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]]:
 
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 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 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.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4725 Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey]</ref>
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*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.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4725 ''Texas Legislature'', "Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey," accessed March 1, 2010]</ref>
  
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:<Ref>[http://www.marcveasey.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:<Ref>[http://www.marcveasey.com/issues/ ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*'''Education
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Veasey {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Tom Sanchez]] to win the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. He will face [[Jason Reeves]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
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====Endorsements====
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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."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/president-obama-endorses-texas-democrat-in-primary-race/ ''Roll Call'', "President Obama Endorses Texas Democrat in Primary Race," February 28, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Veasey won election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012|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 May 29, 2012, Democratic primary.  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.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
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Veasey won election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ ''Texas Democrats'', "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', Primary runoff results," accessed August 31, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 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.<ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/nov02_154_state.htm?x=0&y=28884&id=477 Official Texas Election Results]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/nov02_154_state.htm?x=0&y=28884&id=477 ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Official Texas Election Results," November 2, 2010]</ref>
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Veasey won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 95th District, defeating Hy Siegel (L).  Veasey received 39,150 votes in the election while Siegel received 1,838 votes.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 2008]</ref>  Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 District 95 Texas House candidate funds, 2008]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe ''Texas Secretary of State'', "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014]</ref>  Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 ''Follow the Money'', "District 95 Texas House candidate funds, 2008," accessed March 1, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/313/Marc-A-Veasey Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Veasey attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|result2012=Won
 
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Veasey's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2TX33073 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Marc Veasey Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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{{Marc Veasey 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Marc Veasey 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Veasey's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033839&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'', "Marc Veasey 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033839&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Marc Veasey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Veasey spent $14.08 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 Contributions," accessed March 1, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 1, 2010]</ref>
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033839&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Marc Veasey (D-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2011 and 2012, Veasey's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> 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.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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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.
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From 2011-2014, '''30.28 percent of Veasey's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00033839&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Marc Veasey," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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|inddonor1 = 319644
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Veasey is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]" as of July 2014.<ref>[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/marc_veasey/412579 ''GovTrack'', "Marc Veasey," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412579_Marc_Veasey ''OpenCongress'', "Marc Veasey," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Nita Lowey]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Veasey least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Veasey missed 3 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/marc_veasey/412579 ''GovTrack,'' "Marc Veasey," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/marc_veasey/412579 ''GovTrack'', "Marc Veasey," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Veasey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-83,984 to $124,999. That averages to $20,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033839&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Marc Veasey (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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====2013====
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Veasey ranked 156th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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====2013====
 
====2013====
The website ''Open Congress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Veasey has voted with the Democratic Party '''95.4%''' of the time. This ranked 104th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/votes_with_party/house/democrat ''Open Congress'' "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Legislative sessions==
 
==Legislative sessions==
 
===82nd (2011-2012)===
 
===82nd (2011-2012)===
 
====Redistricting====
 
====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 Veasy 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."<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/14/3222753/fort-worth-legislator-plans-legal.html''Star-Telegram'', "Fort Worth legislator plans legal challenge to Texas' congressional redistricting map", July 14, 2011]</ref>
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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 Veasy 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."<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/14/3222753/fort-worth-legislator-plans-legal.html ''Star-Telegram'', "Fort Worth legislator plans legal challenge to Texas' congressional redistricting map," July 14, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index===
 
===Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index===
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."<ref>[http://empowertexans.com/index Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"]</ref> Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
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::''See also: [[Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index]]'' and ''[[Empower Texans]]''
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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."<ref>[http://empowertexans.com/index ''Empower Texans'', "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014]</ref> Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
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====2011====
 
====2011====
 
'''Marc Veasey''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''Marc Veasey''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/49671/marc-veasey Project Vote Smart biography]</ref>
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Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/49671/marc-veasey ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed August 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Texas]]
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*[[Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[Texas' 33rd Congressional District]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://veasey.house.gov/ Marc Veasey's U.S. House website]
 
*[http://www.marcveasey.com/ Marc Veasey's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.marcveasey.com/ Marc Veasey's campaign website]
*[http://veasey.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
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*[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/marc-veasey/ ''Texas Tribune'' profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=24928&office=21837 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=24928&office=21837 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD95 Texas Political Almanac HD 95 page]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD95 Texas Political Almanac HD 95 page]
*[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/marc-veasey/ ''Texas Tribune'' profile & bio]
 
 
*[http://vote-tx.org/Intro.aspx?State=TX&Id=TXVeaseyMarc Vote-TX.org profile]
 
*[http://vote-tx.org/Intro.aspx?State=TX&Id=TXVeaseyMarc Vote-TX.org profile]
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Marc Veasey
Marc Veasey.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$14.08 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,219,902
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House
2004-2012
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Wesleyan University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1971
Place of birthTarrant County, TX
ProfessionReal-estate broker
Net worth$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 is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Tom Sanchez in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. He will face Jason Reeves (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

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.[2] 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.[3]

Career

  • 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas[2]
  • 2004-2012: Texas House of Representatives[2]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
  • Commercial real-estate broker[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Veasey serves on the following committees:[4]

Texas House

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

Key votes

113th Congress

CongressLogo.png

The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Veasey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

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.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Veasey voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] 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.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Veasey joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[13][14]

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.[16] 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.[17] Veasey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25]

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 Moderate Liberal. Veasey received a score of 65 percent on social issues and 27 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

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.[28] 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.[29]

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.[30]

Campaign themes

2012

Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:[31]

  • 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 is running for 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 will face Jason Reeves (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

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

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."[32]

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.[33][34][35][36]

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.[37]

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.[38] Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.[39]

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 $1,219,902 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[40]

Marc Veasey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 33) Won $1,219,902
Grand Total Raised $1,219,902


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Veasey's reports.[41]

Marc Veasey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$21,706.69$154,774.60$(32,613.89)$143,867.40
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$143,867.40$201,381.23$(57,413.54)$287,835.09
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$287,835.09$154,560.97$(58,819.49)$383,576.57
Year-End[45]January 31, 2014$383,576$213,185$(69,278)$527,483
Pre-Primary[46]February 20, 2014$527,483$87,935$(158,023)$457,395
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$457,395$183,818$(497,351)$143,861
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$143,861$136,520$(74,123)$206,258
October Quarterly[49]October 14, 2014$206,258$171,945$(136,084)$242,119
Running totals
$1,304,119.8$(1,083,705.92)

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.[50] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[51]

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.[52]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marc Veasey's campaign in 2010
Bill White For Texas Governor$10,000
Texas Values In Action Coalition$8,000
Chickasaw Nation$7,500
Border Health$5,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $201,344

2008

Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[53]

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

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-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 four 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.[54] Between 2011 and 2012, Veasey's calculated net worth[55] 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.[56]

Marc Veasey Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$20,931
2012$229,009
Growth from 2011 to 2012:994%
Average annual growth:994%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
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.[59]

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 is a "moderate Democratic follower" as of July 2014.[60]

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.[61]

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.[62]

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.[63]

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.[64]

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.[65]

Legislative sessions

82nd (2011-2012)

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 Veasy 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."[66]

Scorecards

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."[67] 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.

Personal

Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.[68]

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  55. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  56. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  57. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  58. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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U.S. House - Texas, District 33
2013-present
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Texas House District 95
2005–2013
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