WASHINGTON – The fourth-floor office that Rep. Ralph M. Hall occupied for the past dozen years is empty now, cleared of photographs and memorabilia collected over decades of public service.
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One of the goals U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan set when he launched the $3.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in 2009 was to turn 1,000 schools around annually for five years. “We could really move the needle, lift the bottom and change the lives of tens of millions of underserved children,” he said.
WASHINGTON – Congress last week completed a bill that keeps alive – at least through this year — more than 50 tax breaks worth $42 billion to businesses and individuals.
ROCKWALL — Rep.-elect John Ratcliffe stayed close to home in choosing his inaugural district director. Rockwall native Jason Ross will coordinate operations across the 18-county 4th Congressional District for the freshman representative.
WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress will just have to settle for being bad instead of the worst — at least as far as productivity is concerned.
A pair of states Thursday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to strike down Colorado’s laws that legalize recreational marijuana.
WASHINGTON — With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. hasn’t had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time.
Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims.
WASHINGTON — An independent panel on Thursday recommended sweeping changes at the Secret Service, saying the elite protective agency is “starved for leadership” and calling for an outsider as director, hundreds of new agents and officers and a higher fence around the White House.