In The News

May 22, 2020 In The News

Prospective U.S. citizens are in a “race against time” to become fully naturalized before they can vote in this year’s presidential election.

May 18, 2020 In The News

Ten House Democrats in the Texas Congressional delegation have signed a letter requesting that the state government prevent property tax increases due to the economic pressures caused by the coronavirus.

May 14, 2020 In The News

Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners.

May 12, 2020 In The News

For many years, Araceli Almeida’s husband has hung high in the sky, sand blasting and painting water tanks for good earnings, from which he’s paid thousands in taxes.

Nonetheless, Almeida has been deemed ineligible for the assistance checks sent to other Americans to help them weather the coronavirus crisis.

May 12, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats want to "go big" with the next coronavirus relief bill they hope to pass as soon as Friday, a $3 trillion package with billions to help local governments facing massive budget holes, such as Houston and San Antonio, as well as another round of stimulus payments, food and housing assistance, and more.

May 1, 2020 In The News

The day before Texas began its first wave of business reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest figures from the state health department brought some grim news.

Another 50 Texans had died from the virus — the most in a day yet — and an additional 1,033 had tested positive — the third most in a day yet.

May 1, 2020 In The News

The Texas Tribune's Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston, sat down with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, for a discussion about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the economic impacts facing Texans and Garcia's thoughts about recent news that could shape the 2020 election cycle.

May 1, 2020 In The News

As wary Texans deal with a struggling economy, U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia is predicting the next Great Depression.

April 30, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, is calling on the federal government to improve working conditions for employees in the meat processing industry. In a letter sent to senior Trump administration officials, the federal lawmakers also asked for an investigation into working conditions of meatpacking businesses.

April 28, 2020 In The News

There appears to be no shortage of interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain policy in D.C. as Members in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senators have introduced a total of 32 bills in the 116th Congress. Thanks to Facebook’s introduction of Project Libra, ongoing efforts to achieve regulatory clarity for the industry, and the novel concept of a U.S.