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.
The GOP-controlled Texas Senate has passed a bill to remove employer information from Texas’ online sex offender registry.
Texas lawmakers continued Wednesday to question the actions of University of Texas System regents and their pressure on flagship campus President Bill Powers as the Senate considers a bill that would roll back some regents voting authority.
The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.
The state Senate will now consider a proposal to overhaul the way beer is sold in Texas under a compromise approved by an influential legislative committee on Tuesday evening.
A key Senate panel has endorsed the closure of a $54 million private state prison in North Texas that ranks among the most dangerous lockups in the state.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
President Obama’s gun control proposals are triggering reaction from those on both sides of the debate.
Lawmakers are accusing the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” by telling them that harsh interrogation methods helped track down the terrorist mastermind.
Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is defending her conservative record as leaves Washington after nearly two decades.
The former leader of a tea party group says the Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for the GOP’s losses in last month’s congressional elections.