Real Results for North Texas
Colin was born and raised here in North Texas, one of the most dynamic and diverse communities in America. Our region is growing dramatically, with more than one hundred thousand people moving here every year, attracted by opportunity, our spirit, and our way of life.
Our country and our community are facing huge challenges and the current crises highlighting how our system is broken, we need leaders in Washington who have a record of getting real results.
Colin knows that by working together we can continue to build on the progress we’ve made and continue to take on fights that matter to us: building an economy that works for everyone, ensuring affordable housing and health care, and guaranteeing a quality education for every child.
That’s why Colin spent his first term in Congress working across the aisle to deliver real solutions to the problems North Texans face. He led the fight to lower prescription drug prices, championed a bipartisan paid family leave bill, passed a trade deal with Mexico that keeps jobs in North Texas, and secured the Garland VA Medical Center to help serve thousands of veterans in our community and create thousands of jobs in the process.
Colin was born and raised in this District
He attended Dallas public schools, where his mom was a teacher for part of her 27-year career in public education. He lives by the values that he learned here, those same values that inspired him to work to preserve our most important right as Americans — the right to have your voice heard at the ballot box.
With the help of his family, community, and coaches, Colin was able to attend some of the best schools our country has to offer, pursue his dreams of playing in the NFL, and become a civil rights attorney.
Colin’s story shouldn’t be the exception. If you work hard and play by the rules, every Texan should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. That’s why Colin is running for Congress.
Our leaders in Washington aren’t tackling the problems facing the people of North Texas. Together, we can change that.
In the News
With its recent rapid growth, North Texas could see big funding through Biden’s infrastructure bill
November 15, 2021
Dallas Morning News
“Every area of our infrastructure, from our roads and bridges to our water systems, to our broadband capacity — all is going to be stretched further, and so we need this investment just to keep up with our growth,” Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, told The Dallas Morning News on Thursday.
The U.S. Census Bureau lists Dallas as the ninth-largest city in the U.S. based on 2020 census data. From 2010 to 2020, the city’s population grew by 8.9%.
“Projects like DART’s D2 [Subway] project… is something that you could see more federal funding being available for,” Allred said. “For us, I have been pushing for an adjustment to I-635 and I-30 in Mesquite, which has kind of a dangerous access route, and that’s something that may be able to see funding here.”
Allred said the federal funds are an opportunity for North Texas to invest in the region’s future, particularly as the Dallas-Fort Worth area continues to expand.
Rep. Allred Wants Drug Cost Controls Included in Build Back Better Act
November 10, 2021
Dallas Congressman Rep. Colin Allred is still fighting to address the high cost of prescription drugs via the Build Back Better Act. He is joined by 14 members of the House of Representatives in swing districts urging leadership to address drug costs
Lawmakers push to keep drug price provision in Biden spending bill
October 27, 2021
“We pay more than the rest of the world for the drugs that we're developing here in the United States,” Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, said. “And so it doesn't make sense from a fairness perspective.
"But really, when you add up the costs something like insulin, it's not a luxury, it's not something that you know, you want to take," Allred continued. "You have to take it to survive. And so the cost of that can really add up.”