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.
After Cantor's Loss, 2 Texans Eyeing New House Leadership RolesTexas Republicans Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling both have their eye on the soon-to-be open House Majority Leader position. Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month.
McCain, Graham Blast Syrian Chemical Weapons DealTwo Republican senators who have sharply criticized President Barack Obama's foreign policy say a Syrian chemical weapons agreement hailed by the president is meaningless.
Texas Congressmen Weigh In On Military Action In SyriaAs President Obama says he'll seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Assad regime, several members of the Texas Congressional delegation are expressing their opinions on the idea.
Government Shutdown Likely Averted As Tax Talks Go OnThat vote is on track for Friday afternoon, but a stopgap bill could be needed to fund the government into next week.
Rep. Hensarling Named To GOP 'Super' Debt PanelC onservative North Texas republican congressman Jeb Hensarling has been chosen to co-chair a new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit.
Dallas Residents Sound Off Over Debt Ceiling DebateWhile the U.S. Congress struggles over what to do with the pending debt ceiling deadline, local congressional representatives are getting an earful from constituents. A common theme they are hearing is "do something."