For the second time in less than two weeks, freshman Rep. John Ratcliffe will return to Grayson County to speak with a handful of his constituents in Texas’ 4th Congressional District.
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WASHINGTON – House Republicans and Democrats came together last week to resolve a decade-old deficiency in the way doctors are reimbursed by Medicare.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children’s health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress recesses Friday.
The Texas House, after a several-hour debate punctuated by concerns about racial profiling, gave initial approval Wednesday to a proposed statewide ban on texting and emailing while driving.
In a momentous turnabout, the Texas House’s lead public education policymaker said Wednesday the lower chamber will attempt to fix the way the state funds its public schools this legislative session rather than wait for a state Supreme Court ruling.
The Texas Senate approved a bipartisan, but divisive tax cut package Wednesday worth more than $4.6 billion, sending the four-part plan to the Texas House, where it looks to face significant opposition.
A bill seeking to continue Texas’ ban on gay marriage, no matter how the courts rule, received strong opposition during a late Thursday public hearing — much of it from religious leaders and believers who said conservative Christians do not have the sole perspective on marriage.
AUSTIN — After a scathing audit on yet another contracting problem at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, House Speaker Joe Straus called on lawmakers Wednesday to develop a comprehensive solution to the state’s contracting woes.
AUSTIN — Following the recent deaths of three children, including a Dallas infant, Gov. Greg Abbott called for increased safeguards to protect children in foster care and those being monitored by Child Protective Services.
WASHINGTON — In his first three days as a declared presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz missed more than a dozen votes in the Senate.