Dozens of women from Texas are running for Congress this year, and several are drawing attention as serious contenders, prompting predictions that the state will elect the first freshman female to a full term in Congress in 22 years.
In the coming days, weeks, months — and even years — it will be up to the state’s 38-member congressional delegation to imagine and legislate what Southeast Texas' "new normal" will look like after Hurricane Harvey.
Some see U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee as a publicity hound, but according to dozens of interviews with members of Congress, House staffers and political players back home in Houston, there is a method to her madness.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, the top House Republican on homeland security issues, strongly criticized the Trump administration Monday for the chaotic rollout last month of a travel ban of mostly Muslim countries.
Congress had only one major piece of legislation to pass when members returned for the fall: a bill keeping the government doors open. But with a deadline looming late Friday, members are down to the wire to avoid a shutdown.
"I feel real good," says U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, who was diagnosed with leukemia this summer. He talked with the Tribune about his battle and the support system he has enjoyed over the last couple of months.
Looking to capitalize on the news Democrats made in Washington last week with a daylong sit-in on the House floor, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett returned to his gun-friendly state on Wednesday trying to drum up enthusiasm for gun control.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' message of modern-day populism brought out thousands of Texans in Austin and Grand Prairie on Saturday, as he worked to bolster his support here in advance of Tuesday's primary.
All four black Texas congressional Democrats went to bat in a big way Thursday for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton amid her increasingly hostile nomination fight with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont.
Recently filed campaign finance reports show whether Texas congressional incumbents are building viable re-election operations, and they also reveal how Texans spread their campaign wealth to colleagues.
Texas has just three women in its 38-member congressional delegation, and hasn't sent a new long-term congresswoman to Washington in almost 20 years. Many in both parties wonder why the state's once-promising fount of woman candidates is running dry.
The Texas delegation's reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday was unsurprisingly split along party lines. U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz hoped for more, while U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was full of praise.