By Emma Dumain
Posted at 5 a.m. March 16
Rep. Kay Granger doesn’t suffer fools.
The Texas Republican has a story about a lawmaker who admitted he hadn’t read a bill he was trying to amend; She told him he had “no business being in Congress.”
By Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos - 03/12/15 06:00 AM EDT
When House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller retires and hands over her gavel next year, GOP leaders will be facing a familiar quandary: finding another female lawmaker to lead a committee.
By Anna M. Tinsley
DeWayne Irwin is finding it nearly impossible to keep a popular bullet used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles on his store shelves.
He even brought about 10 cases of the ammunition from his personal stockpile to sell at Fort Worth Gun.
By Maria Recio - Star-Telegram Washington Bureau
One of North Texas’ most powerful members of Congress is taking on the Obama administration over delays in providing military assistance to nations on the front lines of combat against the Islamic State.
By Megan Scully
The chairwoman of the House State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee warned the White House it could face legislative repercussions if it does not provide weapons and funding to allies to assist in the fight against the Islamic State, including a key parochial interest: the long-stalled delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.
By Patricia Zengerle
By Lora Hines
President Barack Obama’s plans to seek a normalization of relations with Cuba split lawmakers, and those on the opposing side vowed to use whatever means available to stand in the way of the policy shift. Mr. Obama said he looked forward to engaging with lawmakers on ways to further his policy aims, but top Republicans signaled they would have little appetite for a rapprochement.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has joined the chorus of Republicans blasting the president’s shift in policy toward Cuba, a country from which the senator’s father fled as a teenager.
Congressional leaders haven’t forgotten about hundreds of children halfway around the world, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who can’t go home.
They have sent letters to Congolese officials, imploring them to let children who have been adopted by people in the U.S. and other countries finally go to their forever families.