is the Texas Tribune’s Washington, D.C. reporting fellow. He is a senior at American University, majoring in journalism and political science. He previously covered the Colorado congressional delegation for The Durango Herald, a local paper in southwest Colorado. He spent last summer as a reporting intern for Current, a trade publication covering public media. Andrew is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, where he spent two summers covering health care for a local trade publication, The Hertel Report.
Republican Texans in Congress were disappointed the $867 billion package didn't include stricter work requirements for SNAP recipients. But they cheered passage because the bill provides financial certainty for the state's farmers.
An influential GOP group voted Thursday to select Granger, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Texas, to be the party's ranking member on the budget-writing panel once Democrats take over control of the chamber.