Trump Questions If McConnell Should Remain Majority LeaderIn remarks to reporters outside his golf resort, Trump escalated his attacks on the Kentucky Republican over last month's collapse in the Senate of GOP legislation repealing and rewriting much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Russia Sanctions Bill Heads To Trump After Senate's ApprovalThe Senate has approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Texas Senate Passes Ban On Local Tree OrdinancesWednesday's 17-14 final approval sends the bill to the state House.
Senate Rejects Proposal For 'Obamacare' RepealSeven Republicans joined all Democrats Wednesday in a 45-55 vote defeating the plan.
Texas Senate OKs School Vouchers Amid House OppositionThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers that allow some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
House Passes 2 Illegal Immigration Bills Including 'Kate's Law' The House has passed Kate's Law, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Twitter.
President Trump Says Health Care Passage Will Be 'Tough'President Donald Trump says getting approval of a Senate health care bill will be "very tough."
GOP Opposition Imperils Senate Health Care Bill Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy.
Another Texas Democrat Launches A State Senate FilibusterA Texas Democrat has staged another state Senate floor filibuster — but don't expect it to generate as much attention as Sen. Wendy Davis' marathon speech four years ago.
Bill To Avert Shutdown For 1 Week Clears HouseHouse members have easily voted to approve a short-term spending bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight.
Governor Abbott Gives First Clear Support For Texas 'Bathroom Bill'Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first clear support for a "bathroom bill" that supporters say is similar to North Carolina's recent compromise but opponents still reject as discriminatory.
Texas Senate Endorses Letting First Responders Carry GunsThe Texas Senate has endorsed allowing paramedics and other first-responders, including volunteer firefighters, to carry concealed handguns in restricted areas.

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