US House To Temporarily Allow Remote Voting During Pandemic, Texas GOP Reps ReactThe nearly party-line vote, 217 to 189, means that a member present at the Capitol would be able to cast a vote on behalf of up to 10 absent colleagues.
Government To Partially Shut Down As Lawmakers Leave Capitol HillMore than 420,000 federal employees would have to go to work without pay, according to that report from the Senate Appropriations Committee.
USDA, House Agriculture Staff Stable After Car CrashThe staffers were taken to a local hospital after the accident, which occurred following an event with farmers who had been affected by hurricane Harvey.
U.S. House Approves Repeal Of Obamacare, Bill Heads To SenateThe Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House 217-213 Thursday, with one vote to spare, although it will face an uncertain path in the Senate.
Ex Punk-Rocker O'Rourke Launches Longshot Bid Against CruzBeto O'Rourke, a 44-year-old Democrat from the remote West Texas city of El Paso, has advocated for legalizing marijuana and preaches tolerance on the U.S.-Mexico border in defiance of President Donald Trump's "Build that wall" mantra.
91-Year-Old Rep. Hall Ousted In Texas GOP Primary The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a primary runoff. Little-known Republican primary challenger John Ratcliffe defeated Rep. Ralph Hall in the first runoff he'd ever faced.
Veasey Wins New US House Seat In North Texas Texas State Rep. Marc Veasey has been elected to Congress to serve in a new U.S. House district in North Texas.
Census Data Shows Texas To Get 4 More House SeatsA heavy influx of new residents, many of whom are Hispanics, has Texas poised to gain more congressional seats than any other state.