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.

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There Are More Races Than Just President on the Texas Super Tuesday Ballot

Posted on · The remaining Republican presidential candidates face off in a televised debate tonight (Feb. 25, 2016) at the University of Houston. It's the final debate before Super Tuesday, when Texas — and 11 other states and one U.S. territory — go to the polls in their primary elections or caucuses. But the presidential race isn't the […]

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Why Two Local Congressmen Are Pushing for More Pipeline Inspectors

Posted on · Two local lawmakers, Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olsen, have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to hire and keep enough pipeline inspectors to cover the nation’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. We hear from Rep. Green about why he feels the additional inspectors are needed. We also talk with […]

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How Would Repeal of 40-Year-Old Ban on Crude Oil Exports Impact Houston?

Posted on · There’s proposed legislation in Washington that would repeal a forty-year-old ban on crude oil exports. Two U.S. Representatives from Texas- Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) and Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis) -weighed in during a recent hearing before a House and Energy subcommittee. Congressman Barton, chief sponsor of the bill, argues repealing the ban on crude oil […]