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.
At The Washington Post's "Bridging the Digital Divide" event, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and Abby Livingston, D.C. bureau chief for The Texas Tribune, discuss how critical digital literacy is to the economic growth of cities.
A bipartisan team of Texans rounded up an overwhelming majority of U.S. House votes on Friday to back a bill repealing the nation's long-standing ban on exporting domestic crude oil to the international market. But the final House tally wouldn't be enough to overcome a threatened presidential veto.
Sources told the Tribune that U.S. Reps. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, Mike Conaway, R-Midland, are considering bids for the gavel after U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew from the speaker’s race on Thursday.
A decades-long ban on crude oil exports is up for repeal, legislation that is expected to glide through the U.S. House at the end of the week. While there is little doubt that the House will pass the repeal, it still faces serious obstacles before becoming law.
When the national election is over, Cruz will either return to the Senate as a rank-and-file member; or if elected president, he will have to negotiate with his former colleagues. Many question whether he can do either job effectively.
With the Speaker of the House departing this month, Pete Sessions makes a move to advance up the leadership ladder while Konni Burton urges Texas House Republicans to respect the grassroots in selecting a successor.
While the crowded GOP presidential field fixates on every polling boom and bust in the early primary states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is running a different kind of race. Cruz and his team are not chasing states — they’re chasing delegates.
Fresh off the campaign trail in Iowa, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz returned to the U.S. Capitol Monday to escalate his attacks against his party's leadership for not fighting hard enough against President Obama.
The House Ethics Committee will continue investigating sexual harassment allegations against U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, even though another Congressional investigative arm recommended the matter be dismissed.