Seven years after Republicans began campaigning on repealing former President Obama's 2010 health care law, all efforts to revamp it appeared to end Tuesday. The two Texas senators had a lot of political capital invested in it.
The U.S. Senate postponed taking up a major overhaul of the health care system as several Republicans and all of the chamber's Democrats maintained opposition. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he had reservations about "the current draft."
Gov. Greg Abbott remains Texas voters' favorite state official, with more voters giving him good grades than bad, and the Republican voters he depends on heaping him with approval they're not giving to potential rivals, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
At a highly anticipated hearing with James Comey, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spent much of his time questioning the fired former FBI Director about an incident related to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.
Amidst the threat of a filibuster from Democrats, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz said Wednesday they are intent on finding a way for Republicans to confirm President Trump's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"If Republicans take this opportunity and blow it, we will rightly be considered a laughingstock," U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday regarding divisions among Republicans on the leading proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.
The performance and favorability ratings in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll hold good news for Gov. Greg Abbott among individuals and for the military and the police among institutions.