CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
NFL Preseason: Broncos vs Cowboys on CBS 11 & 105.3 The Fan at 6:00pm | Cowboys News

Local

Texas House Meets To Set Session Rules

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Texas House Meets To Set Session RulesKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

454181828 Texas House Meets To Set Session RulesBilly Crystal's Robin Williams Tribute

 alt=iPhone 6 Pics Leaked!

453947324 Texas House Meets To Set Session RulesIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Texas House Meets To Set Session RulesCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas House is returning to work and the first order of business is setting the ground rules.

Lawmakers in the Legislature’s lower chamber failed to pass a resolution that will govern how they operate the first week of the 83rd Legislature. The House cannot take up any business until the rules resolution passes.

Tea party conservatives are pushing for greater transparency in what happens to the bills they file, to what committees they are assigned and whether they come up for a vote.

State Rep. David Simpson, a Longview Republican, complained in a speech on Tuesday about how senior lawmakers, including the speaker, control what bills come up for a vote and how committee assignments are made.

He called on lawmakers to make the rules fair.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: