Republican Party (United States)

'Hall From Rockwall' About To Become Oldest House MemberRepresentative Ralph Hall is set to become the oldest member of the U.S. House ever, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.
Lawmakers Defiant Over Federal Clean Air RuleTexas lawmakers have slammed the EPA over a new pollution rule they say will cause electricity shortages and cost hundreds of jobs. But it appears they are ignoring the agency's attempts to work closely with energy providers to prevent problems.
State Lawmakers Pass Weakened Airport Groping BillTexas lawmakers gave their initial backing Monday to legislation that would criminalize intentional, inappropriate touching during airport security pat-downs, but it was so watered down it provoked angry outbursts from conservative activists, who decried it as toothless.