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The same day the U.S. House voted to ban abortion at 20 weeks, Republicans in the Texas Senate at least temporarily abandoned a similar proposal and instead approved a bill to tighten regulations on clinics, doctors and abortion-inducing drugs. San Antonio Express-News […]
Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, at the same time it would bestow legal status on an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully. Associated Press […]
Since taking office in January, Senator Ted Cruz has earned a reputation for being one of the most unapologetically outspoken lawmakers on Capitol Hill. So much so, perhaps, that when it comes to the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, of which Cruz has been one of the strongest Republican critics, it might seem like he’s been taking it easy. National R […]
The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved legislation directing some oil and gas taxes to highway funding, but the unanimous voice vote doesn’t necessarily mean that Senate Joint Resolution 2 is on its way to passage. Austin American-Statesman […]
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the most restrictive ban on abortion considered by Congress in a decade, a largely symbolic vote that laid bare the deep ideological differences between Democrats and Republicans. New York Times […]
Former Rep. Ron Paul isn’t buying that NSA surveillance of private American citizens is necessary or has prevented as many terrorism plots as officials claim it has, as was unveiled by hearings today. Politico […]