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November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, which would reauthorize the Export-Import (EX-IM) Bank for ten years and increase its lending authority to $175 billion dollars. The EX-IM Bank is the official credit agency of the United States that support U.S.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

November 14, 2019

Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education

United States of Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

 

Secretary DeVos,

 

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to become an original cosponsor of a resolution condemning Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark A. Calabria’s decision to remove the critical borrower’s preferred language question from the redesigned Universal Residential Loan Application (URLA).

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier this week, the Houston City Council approved $24 million in federal funding that will go towards the East End Maker Hub, a startup hub in the Texas 29th Congressional District.

 

November 7, 2019 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX — Ayer, Mike Morath, el Comisionado de la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA, en inglés), le informó al Houston ISD que el estado de Texas se hará cargo del distrito escolar y que reemplazará a la junta escolar y a la superintendente.

November 7, 2019 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX — Yesterday, Mike Morath, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner, informed the Houston ISD that the state of Texas will be taking over the school district by replacing the board of trustees and superintendent. The potential state takeover has been looming over students, parents, and teachers in the Houston ISD for more than two years.

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia joined democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, out of committee. Congresswoman Garcia released the following statement: 

 

October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will host a press availability tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd the day before the Zuckerberg hearing. This will be held in her office, Longworth 1620, starting at 3:00 PM. She has many concerns regarding Facebook’s Libra project.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – La congresista Sylvia García del distrito 29 de Tejas presenta la de Ley de Seguridad del Acceso a las Urnas (PASA, en inglés), un proyecto de ley para evitar que la aplicación de la ley de inmigración se use como una táctica de intimidación hacia los votantes.

 

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) introduces the Polling Access Safety Act (PASA), a bill to prevent immigration enforcement from being used as a voter intimidation tactic.

 

To protect eligible voters’ sense of security at the polls and encourage free and fair elections, PASA would:

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In The News

September 11, 2019 In The News

El Partido Nacional Demócrata afirma que escogió ese centro de estudios en específico para realizar su tercer debate por lo que representa en términos de diversidad. El 78% de sus 10,000 estudiantes son afroamericanos, mientras el 7% son hispanos.

 

September 8, 2019 In The News

A Houston community organizer was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday after inviting the agency to a community event where he had planned to discuss worries about President Trump's immigration raids.

September 6, 2019 In The News

Members of the United States Judiciary Committee are meeting in El Paso to discuss issues regarding immigration and violence in our country linked to racism.

September 5, 2019 In The News

As reports of racist attacks spike and the nation continues to reel from the El Paso massacre that police are investigating as a hate crime as well as the latest Odessa shooting, Houston and San Antonio legislators agree there is a problem in Texas and the U.S.

The solution, however, varies depending on who you ask.

September 3, 2019 In The News


At Kashmere High School, Houston ISD administrators and community members touted the school’s profound turnaround—earning a passing grade on the state’s rating system for the first time in almost a decade.

“With the right support, we have changed the narrative,” interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan told the audience Aug. 15.

September 3, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a field hearing in El Paso, TX on Friday, September 6th, 2019 focusing on conditions along the southern border and the violence aimed at immigrant communities.

August 31, 2019 In The News

Democrats voiced frustration over their blocked gun-control agenda after Saturday's shootings in West Texas, with one 2020 presidential candidate tweeting the situation was "f---ed up."

August 29, 2019 In The News

There has been a dramatic surge in measles cases in Europe, placing lives at risk.

 

There has been a dramatic surge in measles cases in Europe, placing lives at risk.

August 28, 2019 In The News

HOUSTON - On Sept. 15, 2015, two students were killed when the Houston Independent School District school bus they were traveling in was struck by a car, sending it over 610 South Loop.

August 23, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Texans have been waiting a year and a half for more than $4 billion in disaster recovery money Congress approved after Hurricane Harvey and major floods the two years before. They’ll have to wait several months more, but the federal government finally cleared a major hurdle toward sending the cash on Friday.

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