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The Nuclear Debate

Posted on · Proponents of nuclear power say the industry is going through a renaissance, and could be the answer to the problem of climate change. But Houston Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee says nuclear energy could cause other problems. Charles Davis reports from Washington. Click to Listen In a recent Capitol Hill event, Senators and industry representatives alike […]

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TxDOT and Lawmakers Fight Over Priorities

Posted on · In Washington, Texas congressmen are upset with the state Transportation Department, TxDOT, over a letter they received from the agency. In the letter, TxDOT demanded that all projects be cleared with them before obtaining federal funding, but lawmakers say that’s not how it works. Charles Davis reports from Capitol Hill. Humble Republican Congressman Ted Poe […]

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TXDOT Lobbying

Posted on · Last month, Governor Rick Perry cancelled contracts the state had established with two lobbying firms in Washington, DC. The contracts had drawn strong criticism from Texas Democrats because of the firms’ close ties to Republicans and former House Speaker Tom DeLay. Recently it was found that the Texas Transportation Department has similar contracts with lobbyists, […]