In The News

July 2, 2019 In The News

A group of lawmakers visited two border facilities in Clint and El Paso, Texas, on Monday, and they made sure everyone knew about the poor living conditions they saw by sharing graphic details of their trip via Twitter.

July 1, 2019 In The News

A delegation of U.S. Congress members and Texas legislators is in El Paso and Clint, Texas, Monday to investigate several facilities used to detain migrants.

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) are leading the delegation.

June 28, 2019 In The News

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the Senate GOP’s version of the border supplemental by a vote of 305-102. 

June 25, 2019 In The News

The House Financial Services Committee continued to focus on workforce diversity. 

That committee held a hearing entitled “Diversity in the Boardroom: Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America’s Boards.”

June 23, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of thousand of people descended upon downtown Houston on Saturday to celebrate annual Pride Festival and parade — a day to display acceptance of often marginalized groups.

The slogans displayed on posters and rainbow-themed attire reiterated those messages: “Love is love,” one hat read. “This Isn’t a Phase,” read another.

June 20, 2019 In The News

Presidential contender Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation to block the Department of Housing and Urban Development from implementing a rule barring undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing.

June 19, 2019 In The News

Last month, the Trump administration said it intends to recalculate how poverty is determined in America when estimating the size of the nation’s population of poor people.

June 12, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday.

June 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – ​Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart shamed ​members of a House panel Tuesday when only five lawmakers were seated in the rostrum to hear survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks testify about the need to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

June 4, 2019 In The News

Bajo el nerviosismo colectivo de centenares de “Dreamers”, “tepesianos” y activistas apiñados en su galería, la Cámara de Representantes aprobó hoy una histórica medida que legalizaría a hasta 2.5 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados, en el primer voto de su tipo desde 2010.