Posted on · Who will control the House of Representatives and the Senate for the next two years?
Posted on · In a bid to block a voting restrictions bill, House Democrats for weeks have denied the lower chamber the number of present members needed to pass legislation. House Speaker Dade Phelan has already signed dozens of civil arrest warrants.
Posted on · The over 2,700-page bipartisan bill, finalized Sunday night, includes money for roads, transit systems and high-speed internet access. It's the first phase of President Biden's infrastructure plan.
Posted on · The colossal package allocates money for COVID-19 vaccines, schools, small businesses and anti-poverty programs like the child tax credit. Here are the highlights, including what the Senate changed.
Posted on · The House voted Thursday to approve the bill to add and expand protections for LGBTQ people in the Civil Rights Act. Here's what it would do and why it's controversial.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss TxDOT's plans to defund some of the Grand Parkway segments and a recent poll that examines public attitudes toward public schools. We also find out if Texas Democrats could reclaim the State House of Representatives in 2020. Plus, Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her latest novel, Things You Save in a Fire.
Posted on · The Senate hearing promises to be a dramatic showdown as Barr defends his actions before Democrats who accuse him of spinning the investigation's findings.
Posted on · The Texas House is in the midst of a months-long scramble for control. Here's an updated look at who is running to lead the chamber after Speaker Joe Straus steps down as well as who may soon throw their hats in the ring.
Posted on · Here is a look into the race for seats in the Texas House
Posted on · The first day of early voting for the March 6 Texas primary begins tomorrow. Houston Matters previews the races and recaps how the primary works.
Posted on · The president's signature ends the second partial government shutdown in three weeks. The budget agreement struck in Congress adds billions for the military, domestic programs and disaster relief
Posted on · Senate leaders have reached a budget pact to increase spending for the Pentagon and domestic programs, offering a reprieve from fiscal fights that have been a cloud over Capitol Hill
Posted on · This expulsion is the first since the beginning of the #metoo movement
Posted on · A senior administration official said that the theme of Tuesday's speech will be "building a safe, strong and proud America" and will highlight economic growth and other successes of the past year.
Posted on · Democrats said the tax measure would give outsized benefits to the wealthy and saddle millions of moderate-income Americans with tax increases