Sessions Defends Himself To Congress, Says He Never LiedAttorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended himself Tuesday.
Senator Cruz Shifts Re-Election Campaign Into Higher GearWhile campaigning at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz said he's looking to rev up support from his conservative base. "I'm going to do everything I can to encourage them."
House GOP Set To Unveil Tax Overhaul; Keeps Retirement RulesHouse Republicans are set to unveil their far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday. They are making major changes while looking to preserve current tax rules for retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and retain a top income-tax rate for million-dollar earners.
Governor Abbott Submits $60 Billion Request To Rebuild After HarveyThe Governor says on November 15th, the Trump administration will submit to Congress, a supplemental budget, which will include money for Texas.
Two North Texas Republican Congressman Not Running For Re-ElectionSMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says, "Big surprise.  I didn't expect it.  I was surprised when I heard it because he's an energetic battler in Congress."
Hensarling Of Texas Is Latest GOP House Member To Announce RetirementRep. Jeb Hensarling told fellow Republicans in an email Tuesday that as his term is coming to an end. It is the right time to leave Congress, he said, to spend more time with his kids.
House GOP Passes Budget, Will Start Tax DebateThe House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes.
Texas Congressmen Want Pilot Checks After 2016 Balloon CrashA bipartisan bill in Congress would put more regulations on hot air balloon pilots following a Texas crash last year that killed 16 people.
Trump To Halt Subsidies To Health InsurersThe White House says in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Obamacare law.
Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief AidA source tells CBS11, Governor Abbott felt let down by Texas Republicans in the House for a lack of leadership and for not fighting hard enough for Harvey relief.
White House, NRA, Congress Agree On Regulating Bump StocksThe National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating "bump stocks," devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect.
White House To Seek $29B Disaster Aid PackageThe Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims.

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