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Ted Cruz changes course and votes to support bill to address hate crimes against Asian Americans

Ted Cruz changes course and votes to support bill to address hate crimes against Asian Americans

After initially opposing it, U.S. Sen. voted in favor of a Senate bill that aims to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate through a bipartisan Thursday., Cruz lambasted the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which was introduced into Congress by U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York, calling it “a Democratic messaging vehicle designed to push the demonstrably false idea that it is somehow racist to acknowledge that Covid-19 originated in Wuhan, China.”A Cruz spokesperson said Thursday that he ultimately decided to support...

April 22, 2021
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas-led lawsuit seeking to protect a Trump immigration policy

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas-led lawsuit seeking to protect a Trump immigration policy

, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it won’t hear a case filed by Texas and 13 other states that seeks to revive a Trump-era “public charge” immigration rule, stating they need an opinion from a lower court first.The issue before the courts stems from the Trump administration’s decision to broaden the definition of the term “public charge” in 2019 to include noncitizens who rely, or will likely rely, on Medicaid, food assistance such as food stamps, housing assistance, and prescription drug benefits...

April 26, 2021
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Beto O'Rourke is still campaigning. But for what?

Beto O'Rourke is still campaigning. But for what?

LAREDO — The placid skies and balmy, springtime heat in South Texas made waiting outdoors tolerable on a recent Saturday this April. Around midday, about two dozen masked volunteers mingled outside the Webb County Democratic Party headquarters, pop music blaring in the background.Most were waiting in a scattered, socially distanced line to greet Beto O’Rourke, the former U.S. Senate candidate who in 2018 gave Texas Democrats their best shot at unseating a statewide Republican official in decades. Each would get an opportunity to pose for a photo with one of the state’s most prominent...

April 20, 2021
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Lawmakers are seeking common ground on DACA, but comprehensive immigration reform will be a challenge for Democrats

Lawmakers are seeking common ground on DACA, but comprehensive immigration reform will be a challenge for Democrats

EL PASO — When Juan Paul Flores Vazquez was about 4 years old, he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with his aunt for what he thought was just a trip to a circus in California — “El Circo de Kiko,” inspired by “El Chavo del Ocho,” a popular Mexican television sitcom that began airing in the 1970s.But instead of being away from his hometown of Mexicali, Mexico, for only a few hours, he stayed to reunite with his mother, who had already crossed the border. He has been living in the country for almost two decades.Flores Vazquez now lives in El Paso. The 22-year-old is only one of living in Texas....

March 15, 2021
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President Joe Biden says he'll visit Texas soon and sign a major disaster order after a winter storm hammered the state

President Joe Biden says he'll visit Texas soon and sign a major disaster order after a winter storm hammered the state

President Joe Biden said Friday that he’ll sign a major disaster declaration for Texas after millions in the state suffered power outages and water disruptions during prolonged freezing temperatures. He’s also expected to visit Texas soon.Biden already signed an emergency declaration for Texas on Feb. 14, which authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide the state with critical equipment, like generators, and other resources like water and diesel to alleviate the effects of the disaster. A major disaster declaration, requested by Gov. on Thursday, is distinct from an...

February 19, 2021
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Four Texas Democrats urge Joe Biden to rescind executive order pausing oil and gas leases on federal lands, waters

Four Texas Democrats urge Joe Biden to rescind executive order pausing oil and gas leases on federal lands, waters

Four Texas Democrats in the U.S. House have come out against President Joe Biden’s Wednesday executive order directing the secretary of the interior to halt new oil and gas leases on federal public lands and waters “to the extent possible.”In a letter, Democratic Reps. of McAllen, of Laredo, of Houston and of Fort Worth called Biden’s order “far-reaching” and demanded he rescind it, arguing that banning “responsible energy leasing” would eliminate jobs, decrease the country’s gross domestic product, increase crude imports from foreign countries and chip away at federal revenue, among other...

January 28, 2021
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Texas Republicans are angry at big tech’s reaction to U.S. Capitol siege. But few mention the GOP’s role in sowing election misinformation.

Texas Republicans are angry at big tech’s reaction to U.S. Capitol siege. But few mention the GOP’s role in sowing election misinformation.

, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.After major technology and social media companies this month banned former President Donald Trump from their platforms and and the app Parler over their respective roles in inciting the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, Texas Republicans portrayed the moves as discrimination against GOP voices.But many lawmakers did so without Republicans and social media played in stoking the baseless conspiracies that fueled the insurrectionists’ vicious anger at the outcome of a free and fair election.Much of the Texas...

January 22, 2021
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Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.Republican U.S. Sens. and of Texas will both attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, their offices confirmed Friday.The news of their attendance is perhaps most unexpected for Cruz, who has spread baseless claims attempting to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s win over President Donald Trump since the November election.On Friday, Gov. ’s office that he would not attend the inauguration ceremony. Abbott’s office did not respond to a request for comment from The Texas Tribune....

January 15, 2021
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