Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting TrickThe Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week -- but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House.
Bills Would Offer State Facility Funding For Charter SchoolsBills in the Texas House and Senate would authorize state facilities funding for charter schools.
Senate Votes To Block Obama-Era Rule On Federal Land PlansThe Senate has approved legislation to block an Obama-era regulation that Republicans said could deter development of federal lands and harm local economies in the West.
Texas Seeks To Ban Insurance Policies From Covering AbortionAn effort to prohibit coverage of abortion by many health insurance plans in Texas is back, despite stalling in previous years.
Senate Confirms Former Wrestling Exec McMahon To Lead SBAIn a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet.
Senate Seeks To Roll Back Obama-Era Rule On GunsThe US Senate is moving to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos For Education DepartmentThe Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.
Senate Panel Approves Ben Carson For HUD JobThe Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee has unanimously approved President Donald Trump's nominee for housing secretary, Ben Carson.
Lawmakers Drop Plan Requiring Women To Register For DraftHouse and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping defense policy bill that rejects a plan to force women to register for a military draft.
Senate Dems Ready For New Leader, GOP Staying With McConnellSenate Democrats and Republicans are meeting separately to pick leaders for the Congress that convenes in January.
House Dems To Delay Leadership ElectionsHouse Democrats have decided to delay their leadership elections and the decision on whether to keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader.
Senate Control Up For Grabs As Democrats Seek Majority Control of the Senate is up for grabs as Republicans' hopes of protecting their narrow majority in an unpredictable election rest on a handful of states that are still toss-ups.

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