Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

U.S. House to vote next week on competing immigration bills

In a severe blow to moderates’ hopes of forcing action on an issue that has long bedeviled the GOP, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers fell two signatures short of completing a petition that would set up debate on legislation to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Laura Skelding: Escobar and Paxton/Bob Daemmrich: Garcia/Marjorie Kamys Cotera: Valdez

We visualized how underrepresented Texas women are in government. This year, it could change — but not by much.

This year's surge in women candidates could result in a record high percentage of female representation in Texas’ congressional delegation and the state legislature. But regardless of the outcome in November, Texas women will still fall short of equal representation in their government.

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