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Sept. 22, 2017
The Blast: King files for speaker, Trump names another U.S. attorney for Texas, Cruz warns of "massive amnesty bill"
Sept. 21, 2017
The Blast: State House Republicans huddle for retreat, Ryan surveys Harvey impact in Houston area, Abbott appoints new insurance commissioner
Sept. 20, 2017
The Blast: Ryan to Texas to survey Harvey impact, Cruz's deafening AL-SEN silence, Abbott names new PUC chair
Sept. 19, 2017
The Blast: Cruz undecided on latest repeal push, Castro tight-lipped on new 2018 speculation, Abbott names new Transportation Commission chair
Sept. 18, 2017
The Blast: Departing Abbott staffers plot next moves, Ex-Rep. Seaman eyes return to state House, UT regents get new chair