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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Takes Part in Immigration Debate

Posted on · Houston Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee jumped back into the immigration debate in the House. She’s backing a 700-page bill to address border security, workplace enforcement and illegal immigrants currently in the United States. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill. The immigration bill is similar to past proposals, but with a few changes. To get […]

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Congressman Ron Paul Explores Bid for Presidential Nomination

Posted on · 14th District Republican Congressman Ron Paul has often been at odds with his party’s leadership. Now he’s exploring a bid for the Republican presidential nomination to take back what he says is a corrupted party. From Washington, Jill Morrison reports. Ron Paul is not your typical Republican. He strongly opposes the war in Iraq. He […]

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Democrats Urge Texas Governor to End Contracts with Lobbyists

Posted on · In 2003, Texas Governor Rick Perry began paying two Washington D.C. based firms, the Federalist Group and Cassidy & Associates, to lobby on behalf of the state. But the contracts have come under fire because of the firms’ close ties to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Jill Morrison has […]

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Immigration Policy

Posted on · Immigration policy is a major issue on Capitol Hill these days. The border watching Minutemen came to Washington to rally against guest worker programs last week. And a House subcommittee led by Texas Republican Mike McCaul opened an investigation into illegal border crossings assisted by members of the Mexican military. Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Jill […]

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Container Safety

Posted on · The Port of Houston docks more foreign goods than any other facility in the nation. A recent report by the Government Accounting Office found that cargo containers storing these goods are an easy way for terrorists to get into the country or to transport dangerous cargo. Each year, imports bring in an estimated $49.9 billion. […]

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Immigration Reform

Posted on · A bill toughening immigration law and tightening border security will be brought to the floor of the U.S. House this week. The Judiciary Committee approved the legislation bringing it one step closer to becoming law. But Houston Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee opposes the proposed changes to immigration policy. Lawmakers have introduced dozens of bills […]