Tag Archive: senate

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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