Tag Archive: senate

Nov 09 2013

Caving on immigration:Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.

This was supposed to be Marco Rubio’s big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine — billed as “The Republican Savior.” The supposedly rising star was proclaiming himself ready to lead on the thorny issue of immigration. Rubio’s name was often mentioned as a 2016 Republican presidential …

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Jun 03 2013

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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May 13 2013

School cuts bother Hispanics

Hispanic Texans in the three major border population centers have a strong, personal connection to their public schools. They believe they and their children were personally hurt by the $5.4 billion in state budget cuts two years ago. wood working pdf These are among the findings of a new Latino Decisions survey commissioned by the …

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Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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May 21 2012

Crushing college dreams

On the very day that student loan debt reached the $1-trillion mark, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to extend the 3.4-percent interest rate on student loans for another year. By Marc Morial As graduation season swings into high gear, a new economic crisis confronts thousands of this year’s high school and college grads — crushing …

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Dec 08 2011

Dewhurst garners support

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Political Action Committee (TSCRA PAC) has  announced their support for David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate. “Lt. Gov. Dewhurst has a strong record of supporting the Texas cattle industry,” said Joe Parker Jr., TSCRA president and TSCRA PAC co-chairman.  “At the state level, he has worked to strengthen …

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May 12 2011

Immigration bill moves to Texas Senate

The Texas House passed HB 12, the Sanctuary Cities bill, by a vote of 100-47 on third reading. This bill allows cities and law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws by preventing local policies in conflict with U.S. immigration laws and by establishing uniform, consistent standards for all Texas law enforcement. The sanctuary cities bill …

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Jan 20 2011

Former president fingers Williams for Senate

Ex-President George H.W. Bush has given his blessing to businessman and past Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams to fill the coming vacancy when Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson retires in 2012. Bush was not sparing in his praise. “Roger Williams is a good man, a wonderful friend and an accomplished business leader who still understands …

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