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House Republicans Offer Solutions To Border Crisis; Critics Blast Recommendations

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed into Texas are overwhelming Border Patrol Agents.

07/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Senate Rejects Democratic Debt Limit Extension

The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government’s ability to borrow money through next year.

10/12/2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz walks towards the Senate Chamber after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon on September 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Among Those Delaying Votes On Spending Bill

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the odd men out in the Senate — to both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP’s frustration with the tea party conservatives was on full display Thursday.

09/26/2013

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Sen. Cruz Ends Talkathon, Senate Heads Toward Vote

Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes.

CBSDFW.COM–09/25/2013

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Local Abortion Clinics Plan Next Move

The Routh Street Women’s Clinic off the North Central Expressway is one of many local abortion clinics, which will shutter if and when HB2 takes effect.

07/18/2013

Sen. Wendy Davis as she filibusters against SB5 on senate floor. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Sen. Wendy Davis: Democracy Killed Anti-Abortion Bill…For Now

A filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis from Fort Worth led Democrats to a victory on abortion legislation, but it will likely be a short one.

06/26/2013

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Texas Senate Votes To Extend Lottery

The Texas Senate has voted to extend the life of the state lottery in a vote that was much less contentious than in the House, where some lawmakers tried to kill it off.

05/17/2013

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Bill Could Limit Tanning Bed Access For More Teens

The bill if passed would also remove an exemption that allows parents to give their minor children permission to tan in a tanning facility.

05/13/2013

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State Lawmakers Hear Bills To Help Sex Assault Victims

Texas lawmakers are advancing proposals to help sexual assault victims.

04/23/2013

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Senate Votes Against Tighter Background Checks For Gun Buyers

Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades on Wednesday, refusing to tighten background checks on firearms buyers or ban assault weapons as they spurned the personal pleas of families of the victims of last winter’s elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

04/17/2013

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Senators Unveil Deal On Gun Sales Background Check

Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama’s efforts at gun control.

04/10/2013

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