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.
Congresswoman Kay Granger, whose district includes the eastern half of Wise County, will remain chair of the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee.
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew some $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike, including a long-standing sales tax deduction for Texans.
Stepping carefully around the muddy freight railroad tracks near downtown, dozens of federal, state and local officials gathered Friday to celebrate the completion of a $104 million project known as Tower 55.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called “common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions” to deal with the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.
Texas is running out of room to house the thousands of Central American children who illegally crossed the border.