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Social Security, Solar Energy, and Ulysses (Yes, Really): Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Posted on · Texas Congressman Kevin Brady wants to change a long-standing provision of Social Security to provide more benefits to some public sector employees who work second jobs. He’s pushing for passage of a bill called The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act to repeal and replace the Windfall Elimination Provision first passed back in the 1980s. […]

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Local Reaction to State of the Union, ERCOT, & Art of Bartending: Houston Matters for Wed., Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on · President Obama addressed a number of issues in his State of the Union address that have implications for Houston and Texas. The general tenor of his speech also has implications for the Lone Star State. Prominent Texas officials including Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have vociferously opposed much of the President’s agenda. Cruz […]

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Congressman Brady Takes Oath For Ninth Time; Comments On Boehner’s Re-election As House Speaker

Posted on · The house re-elected Republican John Boehner as speaker, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.  Republican Congressman Kevin Brady of The Woodlands says the last-minute fiscal cliff negotiations and the lack of legislation to provide aid for hurricane sandy victims indicates that both parties need to work together.