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.
As Congress prepares to begin a new term, most of the Texans returning to the U.S. House will by adjusting to a new reality – either as a member of the majority or the minority for the first time. Full Story
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. Full Story
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. Full Story
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn worked to pick apart Democrats' concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's impartiality on Wednesday, the second day of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Full Story