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By Mitch Borden San Angelo’s August Pfluger handily won the 11th Congressional District in the House of Representatives for the GOP on Tuesday. Preliminary results show he took 80% of the votes cast in the race to represent the vast … Continue reading
By J. Edward Moreno, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Congress reached an agreement with the Trump administration Tuesday on a new North American free trade deal, leading lawmakers and business leaders in Texas to breathe a sigh of relief.
Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd To Retire From Congress After Holding On To A District Democrats Are Desperate To Flip
By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune The U.S. House’s last black Republican member, Rep. Will Hurd of Helotes, announced Thursday that he is retiring from Congress. President Donald Trump’s racist comments about elected officials weighed heavily on Hurd, who has often spoken out against the … Continue reading
MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … Continue reading
Boehner became the 53rd Speaker of the House in 2011. His tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes his own party.
PRESIDIO, Texas–A man-made wetland is now under construction on the Rio Grande. And this new wetland will be the first on the Rio Grande to use treated wastewater to restore habitat. This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan … Continue reading
PRESIDIO, Texas — Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now, the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonia improvement to increase … Continue reading
PHOENIX – The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the … Continue reading
As the showdown in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets closer to a Friday deadline, two lawmakers in Virginia are pushing a last-minute bill that would guarantee that border agents and other homeland security employees receive … Continue reading