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U.S. Rep. Kay Granger to vacate powerful House appropriations position

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by Matthew Choi, The – 2024-03-22 13:19:19

SUMMARY: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Texas will step down from her role as chair of the House Appropriations Committee, a key position in Congress responsible for setting government funding levels. Granger, who has been the top Republican on the committee since 2019 and announced last year she wouldn't seek reelection, is the longest-serving GOP member from Texas. She will remain on the committee as emerita chair to advise the next leader. Her announcement follows the House's recent vote to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. The funding process faced challenges from Republicans over ideological differences.

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Texas DA faces removal under new “rogue” prosecutor law

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by By Becky Fogel, KUT News, The – 2024-04-20 17:03:34

SUMMARY: A Travis County individual aims to oust progressive DA José Garza, invoking a Texas law that allows for the removal of DAs for not prosecuting crimes like low-level marijuana offenses. When Gov. Abbott signed the law, he stated it was to hold “rogue” DAs accountable, particularly after some, including Garza, wouldn't prosecute abortion cases. The petitioner alleges Garza's misconduct includes charging police indiscriminately and not prosecuting certain crimes. Garza is summoned to court on May 16, with Bell County Attorney Jim Nichols appointed to represent Texas in the case. The law challenges the traditional prosecutorial discretion of district attorneys.

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Craig Goldman, John O’Shea vying for Texas’ CD-12

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by By Annie Xia, The – 2024-04-20 16:38:02

SUMMARY: Sign up for the “We the Texans” newsletter for updates on Texas civic engagement. In a GOP primary runoff, Rep. Craig Goldman and John O'Shea debate their conservative credentials for a North Texas congressional seat. Goldman highlights his legislative work, including border security and tax reduction. O'Shea, backed by Attorney General Ken Paxton, presents himself as anti-establishment. The race polarizes around Paxton's impeachment, which Goldman supported and which Paxton seeks to avenge. Both candidates advocate for border control and less federal educational involvement. The primary runoff is set for May 28, with Goldman leading in funding and endorsements.

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Texans in U.S. House split on Ukraine, Israel aid

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by By Matthew Choi, The – 2024-04-20 13:11:43

SUMMARY: The U.S. House passed a series of bills providing nearly $100 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, which were hotly debated amongst Texas Republicans with differing views on foreign policy. While advocates like Rep. Michael McCaul supported the aid as essential for U.S. interests and combating global authoritarianism, hardline conservatives like Rep. Chip Roy opposed the measures, preferring a focus on U.S. border security. Despite resistance, the aid packages advanced and are slated for a Senate vote, with global events like Iranian strikes on Israel increasing the urgency of these legislative actions.

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