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November 20, 2021
DALLAS — U.S. Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson said Saturday that she is retiring from Congress after almost 30 years, ending a chapter of a pioneering public service career that broke

November 18, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in medical treatment are among the worst in the nation in Texas, where Black and Latino populations are less likely to receive preventative care and more likely to have treatment delayed, according to a new study.

November 14, 2021
A recent string of antisemitic acts in Central Texas inspired several hundred people to gather Sunday in downtown Austin to share a message they hope spreads faster and louder than the hate: that more than anything, there is kindness in this state. 

October 29, 2021
More than two dozen Democratic members of Congress called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to investigate legal problems that have arisen out of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative to arrest and jail migrants on state criminal charges.

October 10, 2021

Since the inaugural Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1987, countless trailblazing, tireless advocates and organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence have made strong strides and saved lives.

September 29, 2021
On September 1st, state Republicans’ dangerous, radical vigilante law went into effect—designed to end Roe v. Wade protections in Texas, cutting off access to care for almost all across our state.

September 29, 2021
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced the "Cover Now Act" outside the U.S. Capitol on June 17, 2021. The bill intends to close the health insurance gap in Texas and 11 other states that have not expanded Medicaid to uninsured adults. A similar fix is part of the spending bill being debated in Congress this week, and would provide affordable coverage for more than 2.2 million Americans.

September 14, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday is holding the third day of its markup of key portions of Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending package.

Tax provisions are expected to be front and center during the remainder of the markup.

September 13, 2021

The Delta-driven wave of COVID-19 death and economic destruction underscores why urgent action to end the pandemic is the best way to honor American workers.

September 8, 2021

T-MINUS ONE DAY! Grab those winter coats out of storage, because there’s going to be a hot budget reconciliation mark-up at the House Ways and Means Committee’s Longworth hearing room in just over one day.