Politics

Houston Congressmen Call For Nearly $2 Billion In Emergency Funding To Fight Zika

Posted on · Reps. Gene and Al Green are pushing for Congress to appropriate the full amount the White House has requested for the effort to combat the mosquito-borne disease. The House of Representatives has allocated less than a third, while the Senate has agreed to little more than half.

Politics

Congress Aims To Improve Social Security Benefits For Public Sector Workers

Posted on · Teachers, firefighters, and police officers often have to take a second job in order to make ends meet. In Texas and many other states, that often means they lose some of their Social Security benefits when they apply for their government pensions. Rep. Kevin Brady is leading a bipartisan effort to change that.