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.
Star Telegram Editorial
It took a tenacious congresswoman and a community effort to convince then-Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter to name a littoral combat ship after the city of Fort Worth.
By Chris Van Horne
Key fixtures in the much anticipated Trinity Uptown Project in Fort Worth received a shot in the arm Thursday. The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments secured the final $15 million for the Henderson and Main Street bridges.
By Rob Robertson
Construction for a pair of uptown bridges central to the development of the $910 million Trinity River Vision project in Fort Worth are now fully funded, thanks to a $15 million commitment from the federal government.
By Ron Kampeas
In any other town at any other time they would be a boring, if worthy, pair: Wonkish grandmothers sorting through nitty-gritty foreign policy and budgetary details to keep their country influential and safe.
By Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. deep in debt and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, the American military knows it is in for painful spending cuts.
By Steven Lee Myers and David D. Kirkpatrick