While all the Republicans from Texas backed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, some were more comfortable than others with a surprise plan to gut the chambers' ethics office, making for a raucous first day of the new Congress.
In the Roundup: State leaders push Congress to fund Zika virus prevention and fast. Plus, a pair of Texas congressmen – from both sides of the aisle – have strong words for Donald Trump, but at least one says he'll still vote for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee come November.
As Republican campaign operatives raise concerns that the party could lose U.S. House seats with Donald Trump as its standard-bearer, Texas Republicans are funding efforts to shore up vulnerable incumbents around the country.
For decades, the petroleum industry has largely fueled Texas' influence in national Republican politics. But operatives are seeing early signs that the current oil bust has depressed the sector’s political giving.
During an upcoming U.S. House recess this month, House Speaker Paul Ryan will make several stops in some of the richest pockets of the state: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland and San Antonio.
In 2015, Texans saw their former governor reluctantly exit the political stage as their junior senator emerged as one of the savviest and most consequential Republican presidential candidates. Here are the year’s top political stories.
The political anarchy among U.S. House Republicans could be coming to an end, as U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced Tuesday that he would run for speaker of the House if all warring GOP factions agree to back him.
When Congress reconvenes next week after its August recess, there are a couple of things you can count on: impassioned debate on domestic and foreign policy, and Texans having major parts in those debates.