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Local Lawmaker Concerned About Aviation Safety

Posted on · The House Aviation Subcommittee recently met to examine aviation safety, particularly in light of last month’s deadly commuter plane crash in Kentucky. A Houston-area lawmaker brought his concerns about air traffic controller staffing to Federal officials at the witness table. Max Cacas has more from Capitol Hill. “Bush Intercontinental Airport is in my District and […]

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Horse Protection Act

Posted on · When Congress returns from its August recess, lawmakers will deal with a bill of great interest to horse lovers. The House is expected to take up changes to the Horse Protection Act. The changes would include outlawing the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption abroad. The measure could determine the future of two Texas-based […]

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Holocaust Survivor Assets

Posted on · A Florida lawmaker is hoping to “right a wrong” which he says continues to victimize survivors of the Holocaust and their families. Nearly sixty years after the end of World War Two, some of those who survived the Nazi genocide are still fighting, this time, the enemy is a handful of European insurance companies who […]

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Texas Lawmakers Anticipate Shuttle Launch

Posted on · Weather permitting, the space shuttle Discovery will leave the launch pad in Florida tomorrow. Two Texas lawmakers say the return to space marks a turning point for the space program which has roots in the Houston area. Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn is one member of Congress who will watch with what he calls “great […]