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House passes another bill authorizing Keystone XL
The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would speed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline - a largely symbolic measure with probably no chance of clearing the Democratic Senate and overcoming a presidential veto.
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House group backs media shield law
A bipartisan group of House members advocated for a shield law Wednesday to protect the press in light of two recent cases in which the Justice Department obtained journalists' records.
Tue May 21, 2013
Flight Attendants, Congressional Reps At Houston (IAH) Airport Rally...
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants including United, American, Southwest and US Airways, conducted a press conference and rally Monday, May 20, 2013 at Houston Intercontinental Airport to continue engaging the traveling public in efforts to keep the ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Watt's departure would open key slot
The House intellectual property subcommittee is preparing to undertake a massive examination - and quite possibly, revision - of the nation's copyright laws just as the panel's top Democrat may be headed for the exit.
Wed May 15, 2013
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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee continually interrupted ranking member Darrell Issa during a Judiciary Committee hearing today by claiming that she was lodging parliamentary objections.
Holder criticizes longtime foe Issa at committee hearing
Political fireworks over a little-noticed Supreme Court appeal and a separate whistleblower lawsuit had U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and a longtime congressional adversary exchanging harsh words at a House committee hearing Wednesday.
North Forest board defiantly votes “No” against TEA orders to dismiss staff
At a special called board meeting last Monday night, trustees of the North Forest school district were supposed to pass eight resolutions to end the employment of teachers and staff, and to begin the process of shutting down the district and merging with the Houston ISD, at the orders of the Texas Education Agency.
Tue May 14, 2013
Rep. Wilson Gets 4AM Deportation Of Dad Stopped
A last-minute plea to U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has stopped a father of four from being deported - at least for the time being.
Mon May 13, 2013
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Congresswoman Wilson at immigration reform forum
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson will join congressional leaders from across the nation for an immigration reform forum in North Miami.
Wed May 08, 2013
SJL: Healthcare, Education Constitutional Rights
REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE : I was very pleased to stand with my fellow Democrats and support the Affordable Care Act.
Tue May 07, 2013
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Bill ClintonA s getting tired of all the speculation over whether his wife, Hillary, will run for president in 2016.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Constitution implies a right to health care, education
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House floor Monday night and implied that the right to health care and education exists in the Constitution.
Sun May 05, 2013
Big-name guests surprise Colbert Busch's Summerville volunteers
Volunteers at Elizabeth Colbert-Busch 's campaign office in Summerville received a surprise visit from two notable names on May 5. Rep.
Fri May 03, 2013
What does Sheila Jackson Lee tweet about most?
Welcome to Texas on the Potomac's new feature profiling the social media usage of every member of the Texas congressional delegation.
Wed May 01, 2013
Who funds Sheila Jackson Lee?
Many Texas politicians swell with pride when speaking of their home state, but who relied the most on Lone Star citizens for their campaign dollars? Houston Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Gene Green are at the opposite end of relying on the Lone Star State for campaign fundraising, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis.
Jackson Lee's $20K airfare
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee spent nearly $20,000 on transportation costs alone for a four-day trip to Korea and Vietnam, according to documents recently filed with the House clerk - and flagged by our pal Kent Cooper at Political Moneyline .
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North Forest still fighting as the deadlines approach
North Forest ISD has spent more than $595,000 appealing the state's order to shut down, newly obtained records show, and the school district is continuing the court fight as its July closure date nears.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
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Malcolm: What About Furloughing Congress And Obama?
Remember the Obama administration's doomsday warnings about the fiscal Armageddon surely to come from the Obama administration's budget sequester idea this spring? But the initial impact was embarrassingly underwhelming for the Democrat? So, instead of cutting back on expensive conferences and Xeroxes, the Obama crowd ordered thousands of air ... (more)
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Congresswoman's Round-the-World Trip Cost Taxpayers $23K
The House Committee on the Judiciary reported Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee traveled around the world on an official trip in February that cost $23,646. The February 16-22 trip on commercial flights was to Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Dems second-guessing strategy
When Democrats unsuccessfully tried months ago to persuade Republicans to replace forced spending cuts with a mix of tax and spending cuts, they predicted the GOP would come around in the spring when the reductions kicked in and constituents started complaining about the effects -- like long lines at airports and flight delays.