FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry and other officials Wednesday promised to ratchet up pressure to keep eight Air Force planes used for disaster relief from being moved from Texas to Montana, a proposal Perry called "one of the worst decisions" the federal government has made in some time.
By Zach Silberman
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Top Obama administration officials faced tough questions from lawmakers on funding for the Palestinian Authority and its efforts to seek statehood recognition.
By Sara Sorcher
Lawmakers did not appear swayed by the arguments of Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to continue contributing to UNESCO after the organization defied U.S. opposition and accepted a Palestinian bid for membership.
By Maria Recio
WASHINGTON — The two powerful women sat across from each other in the ornate, gold-curtained congressional hearing room: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger was at the center of the dais and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the witness seat as the Fort Worth Republican grilled her on world affairs.
By Angela K. Brown
FORT WORTH, Texas — Five Gulf Coast states' governors and Texas' entire congressional delegation are fighting a U.S. Air Force proposal to move eight cargo planes out of Texas that are used for post-hurricane evacuations.
By Chris Vaughn
FORT WORTH -- The Texas congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, is mobilizing in an attempt to scuttle the Air Force's plan to move Air National Guard C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from Fort Worth to Montana, which military and political leaders say will leave the Gulf Coast vulnerable during disasters and hurricanes.
WASHINGTON — A key US House of Representatives panel on Thursday approved bills urging the sale of new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan and letting its leaders travel more freely to the United States, steps opposed by Beijing.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the legislation by voice vote.
By John T. Bennett
By Susan Cornwell
A U.S. House committee on Thursday voted to require President Barack Obama to sell 66 new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan in addition to a $5.3 billion upgrade of its existing fleet he approved in September.
By Mitchell Schurman
The federal government may be in a world of hurt, but not the Trinity River Vision.
That was the message last week, when Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, called a news conference to announce that $15 million in federal money had been secured for the river project.