Texas Rep. Marc Veasey Awarded For Efforts to Combat Underage Drinking

1/30/2014, 6:01 p.m.
Brandy Nannini, vice president of government relations for Century Council, presents Texas Rep. Marc Veasey with the 2013 Leadership Award.

Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) was awarded the 2013 Leadership Award by the Century Council, an independent nonprofit organization, this week.

Each year the Century Council awards members of Congress who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment and leadership to fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.

"I fully understand the societal pressures our youth face every day," Veasey said. "As a father, I recognize the importance of having an open conversation with your child on how to rise above the peer pressure and to be comfortable just saying no."

Last year, Veasey hosted "Ask, Listen, Learn," an underage-drinking prevention event for middle school students in Grand Prairie. He also participated in the Century Council's annual "Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day," which aims to bring parents and children together to focus on how healthy lifestyles prevent underage drinking.