Politics

Texas lawmakers pass controversial new map for the U.S. House of Representatives

Posted on · While Democrats hold firm in their accusations of racial gerrymandering, Republicans passed a map reallocating Texas’ seats in the U.S. House. A court challenge is likely ahead.

Abortion

Witnesses testify at House Oversight hearing to supersede Texas’ abortion law

Posted on · Some witnesses at the Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing urged members of Congress to pass federal legislation that would supersede the state law and ensure access to reproductive health care services.

Politics

After Voting Bill’s Passage, Texas Democrats Hold Out For Federal Help That May Never Come

Posted on · Texas Democrats made their way to the U.S. Capitol to pressure Congress into voting for federal voting protections. But politics in Washington make that less likely with each passing day.

Houston Matters

Democrats Leaving The State To Block Controversial Legislation (July 13, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers look to break quorum in the special session of the Texas Legislature in a second attempt to block controversial GOP legislation critics have slammed as voter suppression.

Health & Science

Obamacare Wins For The 3rd Time At The Supreme Court

Posted on · The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

Houston Matters

Texans’ Opinions On Health Care Policy Issues (May 4, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new survey sheds light on how Texans feel about certain health care policy issues, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher takes your questions, and the rough-and-tumble history of politics in Texas.