is the D.C. reporting fellow for the Texas Tribune. She is a junior at American University in Washington, where she studies international relations and journalism. Before coming to the Tribune, Haley interned for NPR's education desk and USA TODAY's college platform. This year, she has served as the news editor for her university's student newspaper, The Eagle. As a native Texan, Haley misses Tex-Mex desperately when in D.C. and enjoys rooting for her hometown Dallas Mavericks from afar.
Schumer's support for Tahir Javed, a healthcare executive, is at odds with the local and federal Democratic establishments, who have largely supported state Sen. Sylvia Garcia's bid for the Houston-based congressional seat.
A dozen U.S. House members from Texas sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. Senate Thursday urging quick action on a bill that would provide billions more in Hurricane Harvey relief, calling the bill "critical to the lives and livelihoods of our constituents and the nation at large."
In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touted a "new tide of optimism" sweeping the country in the wake of his administration's "righteous mission" to address immigration reform and unemployment, among other issues.