joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, she won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting. Previously, she covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." Abby pitched and produced political segments for CNN and worked as an editor for The Hotline, National Journal’s campaign tipsheet. Abby began her journalism career as a desk assistant at NBC News in Washington, working her way up to the political unit, where she researched stories for Nightly News, the Today Show and Meet the Press. In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a three-time MVP (the most in game history —Ed.) for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady on Wednesday gained the upper hand in becoming the House's next lead tax-writer when he won the endorsement of a key House panel, two sources with direct knowledge of the panel's decision confirmed.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, is the second-richest member of Congress in 2015, according to a new list released by Roll Call. Three other Texans made the top-50 list, while one Texan was on the list of poorest members.
Securing passage of one of his final pieces of legislation on a 266-to-167 vote, Speaker John Boehner calmed the congressional waters some for Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, his likely successor.
With more Republicans joining the cause — including six Texans — the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 313-118, on Tuesday to reauthorize the controversial Export-Import Bank of the United States.
The U.S. House committee that writes the tax code needs a leader "who has a proven record working throughout the conference on the big issues," U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady says. The Woodlands Republican says he fits the bill.
Targeted for institutional death by conservatives, including many Texans, the U.S. Export-Import Bank gained a small measure of hope on Monday when the U.S House took the first step toward reauthorizing it.
Democrat Pete Gallego is determined to take back the 23rd congressional district from Will Hurd. But his rival is leveraging the benefits of incumbency and mounting a stronger campaign than last time around.