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Jan. 18, 2019
The Blast: Abbott puts unfunded mandates in crosshairs, takeaways from the Senate committee assignments, Julián Castro talks impeachment on TV circuit
Jan. 17, 2019
The Blast: More committee assignments for Texans in Congress, sizing up the 2020 congressional battlefield in Texas, the latest Beto buzz
Jan. 16, 2019
The Blast: Texans in Congress see clout grow with committee assignments, Bonnen downplays differences in chamber budgets, happy TEC deadline day
Jan. 15, 2019
The Blast: U.S. House votes to condemn white supremacy, AOC added to SXSW lineup, Villalba launches bid for Dallas mayor
Jan. 14, 2019
The Blast: 5 file for HD-125 special election, Julián Castro visits Puerto Rico for first 2020 campaign trip, Abbott has $17.5M cash on hand