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Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

‘Hall From Rockwall’ About To Become Oldest House Member

Representative Ralph Hall is set to become the oldest member of the U.S. House ever, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

12/24/2012

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Lawmakers Defiant Over Federal Clean Air Rule

Texas 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.

09/13/2011

A TSA agent waits for passengers to pass through a magnetometer at Los Angeles International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Pass Weakened Airport Groping Bill

Texas 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.

06/27/2011