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July 15, 2011

This most recent award was largely a result of the Housing Authority of the City Austin’s success serving our Nation’s veterans.  The Housing Authority has formed a productive relationship with the Department of Veteran Affairs and has streamlined services so veterans can quickly secure affordable housing.  With this additional award, the Housing Authority will serve 195 veterans total.

July 14, 2011

Known as the HALT Act ("Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation Act"), the bill would suspend until January 21, 2013 the powers of this president to deprioritize certain deportations and legal proceedings in order to prioritize the removal of convicted, serious criminals and other threats.   

July 12, 2011

[Text of Ranking Member Doggett's remarks as delivered follow below]

July 12, 2011

 July 12, 2011

After more than 40 years, Reverend Marvin C. Griffin celebrated his retirement from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> Ebenezer Baptist Church in East Austin this past weekend with family and friends, including U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett.