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House Democrats take power amid Texas delegation shakeup

January 3, 2019WASHINGTON — With the backing of Texas' congressional Democrats, Nancy Pelosi on Thursday became the first U.S. House member to recapture the...

Cornyn’s push for federal prison reform helps First Step Act clear U.S. Senate

December 18, 2018The U.S. Senate passed a major overhaul of the country's federal prison system Tuesday evening. The 87-12 vote is likely to be...

With Democrats taking over U.S. House, GOP-heavy Texas delegation could see more retirements

November 28, 2018WASHINGTON – It's not a lot of fun to be a U.S. House Republican in Texas these days. Since Donald Trump was sworn...

Will Fort Worth’s Tarrant County remain America’s most conservative large county?

Texas TribuneOctober 28, 2018FORT WORTH - Long before most Texans had ever heard of Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S....

Rudy Giuliani to headline Pete Sessions fundraiser

Texas TribuneSeptember 12, 2018WASHINGTON - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to President Donald Trump, is headlining a Dallas event...

No matter the outcome of the midterms, Texas delegation in Congress poised to lose clout

July 20, 2018WASHINGTON – After years as the dominant state delegation on Capitol Hill, Texans in Congress are bracing for a marked decline in...

U.S. Senate passes farm bill

June 28, 2018WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed on Thursday its version of the farm bill, a massive piece of legislation that funds farm...

Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border

June 18, 2018WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into...

How Joe Barton’s downfall led to two competitive North Texas races

May 9, 2018In 1984, the first time Joe Barton was on the ballot for Congress, "Dallas" was the No. 1 television show in America, Democrats ran...

Ronny Jackson, a Texan, withdraws from consideration to head Veterans Affairs

April 26, 2018WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, a native Texan, withdrew from consideration to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs on...

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