Despite the capital’s buttoned-up atmosphere, many Texans have flocked here for government posts and lobbying jobs. They are always eager to meet fellow Texans, grab some barbecue and talk about life back home.
The media search party for U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman can rest easy. The Friendswood Republican released a statement on his campaign website Monday saying he'd been on a 10-day congressional delegation trip to Egypt, Israel and Russia.
U.S. House members on Tuesday touted legislation, co-authored by U.S. Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston, that would streamline the cross-border pipeline permitting process. But Federal Energy Regulatory Commission officials and environmental advocates have concerns.
Eight Democrats in Texas' congressional delegation sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Monday outlining the effects of the federal government shutdown on the state and demanding a clean continuing resolution.
Thousands of “nonessential” Texas federal employees will be off the job until Congress passes legislation to turn the government’s lights back on. Texas has the nation's third-highest concentration of federal employees.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's decision not to “#StandWithCruz” raised a firestorm of criticism from the Tea Party grassroots. But it isn’t likely to have a long-term effect on the senior senator's political viability, experts say.
Texas' craft brewers are facing the biggest legislative overhaul the industry has seen in 20 years. News laws are letting them expand sales of their products. This story is part of our monthlong 31 Days, 31 Ways series.
Sen. John Carona remains a political maverick in the Texas Legislature, willing to stand alone in policy fights and raise money for Democrats, despite conservative grassroots pressure to conform to stricter ideology.
The automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester could hit special education and programs for low-income students hardest. And state lawmakers are unlikely to come up with cash to fill the federal hole.
As a House committee on Tuesday took up a bill that would allow Texas liquor stores to open their doors on Sundays, one member raised concerns about whether the legislation could make it easier for minors to access liquor.