Month: June 2019

KXAN: 1,000 more National Guard troops headed to border, ‘Big 3’ announce

Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat representing portions of Austin and San Antonio, said he did not see value in adding additional troops to border operations. “We ought to be sending the public health service, the crisis that exists at the border is a humanitarian crisis,” Doggett said in a Friday interview after Abbott’s announcement. Read …

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Courthouse News Service: House Panel Looks at Economic Toll of Climate Change

Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said the financial impact of climate change is one of the biggest issues facing his state. In 2017, 16 weather events cost the state about $313 billion in relief aid, he said, and one obstacle is getting information to the public. “The Trump administration always prefers political fantasy to science and scientific …

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Statesman: Democrats call for investigation of Abbott’s role in Texas voter review

Saying that recent emails show Gov. Greg Abbott’s “fingerprints” were all over a botched attempt to review the citizenship status of Texas voters earlier this year, two Democratic congressmen said Friday that they will press for a sharper U.S. House investigation into the matter. Twice in the past 2½ months, the Committee on Oversight and …

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