How Texans helped plot, foment and carry out the Jan. 6 insurrection
From those who planted the seeds of Trump’s strategy to try to challenge the election, to others who sowed doubt and anger by spreading baseless election-fraud conspiracy theories, Texans played major roles in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol two years ago.
Greg Casar, Jessica Cisneros and Jasmine Crockett, young progressive candidates for Congress, want to push Texas leftward
Redistricting has empowered activists of both parties to push platforms further right or left. Progressives view three key Democrats’ advancements in the Texas primary election as a potential turning point for their movement.
In fast-growing Central Texas, redistricting sparks political reshuffling in upcoming statehouse and congressional races
The fast-growing region likely will see a considerable number of new state and federal lawmakers after the 2022 election. And in many cases, they will be representing districts whose boundaries have significantly shifted.
Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest
Texas Republicans are authorizing law enforcement to find and bring back more than 50 legislators who fled to Washington “under warrant of arrest if necessary” after Democrats left the state to again block passage of sweeping new voting restrictions.
Congressional Democrats condemn Abbott for not releasing billions in federal stimulus dollars intended for Texas public schools
‘It was a mistake,’: Texas State University says after Rep. Doggett’s video omitted from program
(Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University officials say they made a mistake and that event organizers acted “without following university policy,” when they did not allow a video from U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett to be played in a university-sponsored program. Below is a draft of the program schedule, provided to KSAT by Doggett’s office:Draft schedule of Texas State event. At the end of the video, he urges students at Texas State to engage with him with what they think of the future. The request for the Congressman’s video and the decision to not include the video in the inauguration program was made deep in the university organization without following university policy. He frequently speaks at our new student convocation, welcoming freshmen to Texas State and encouraging them to be involved in the civic process.
Texas lawmakers in Washington D.C. react on social media to chaos unfolding at the U.S. Capitol
SAN ANTONIO – Texas lawmakers are having to shelter in place at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as some Pro-Trump protestors invaded the Capitol building. Several lawmakers turned to social media to condemn the actions and to update people on their status. I am currently safe, but the Capitol has been breached and some colleagues are trapped there. God bless the Capitol Police and the honorable men & women of law enforcement who show great courage keeping all of us safe. — Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2021See a list of the latest tweets from Texans in Congress below:
Texas politicians, celebrities react to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris winning presidential election
SAN ANTONIO – Texas politicians and celebrities are taking to social media and congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the presidential election after four days of ballot counting in the race for the White House. U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-HD35) released the following statement following Biden and Harris' win:"This is a day of hope, celebration, and new opportunities. President-elect Biden will be making every reasonable effort to reach across the great divide and bring our country more together. The election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris fills our hearts with hope for a better future. This is a new day in America.”U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar released the following statement following Biden and Harris' win:"Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning this hard-fought race!
Texas runoff election results: U.S. Representative, District 35, Republican; Guillermo William Hayward and Jenny Garcia Sharon
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: Election results will begin to populate on this page when early voting results are released at 7 p.m. (CST) on July 14. Background:The winner will take on Democrat incumbent Lloyd Doggett in Novembers general election. Competing to face Doggett are Hayward, who received 42% of the vote in March, and Sharon, who received 30%. You can find additional election results by scrolling to the bottom of this page. For more election coverage, go to our Vote 2020 page or sign up for our free election newsletter.
Group thanks Congress members from San Antonio for defending workers’ rights
SAN ANTONIO – The Workers First caravan came together to deliver letters of thanks to Reps. Lloyd Doggett and Joaquin Castro in San Antonio on Wednesday. The group says both Congress members have been allies and defenders when it comes to workers' rights, especially during the pandemic. Still, the group says there's more to be done. “Making sure all those people get the help they need to feed their children, to pay for their bills, to get them jobs that pay them $15 an hour and not what they pay here in Texas, which is $7.25 minimum wage,” said Linda Chavez-Thompson, former executive vice president of the AFL-CIO. Chavez-Thompson said the fight for workers’ rights will continue to be especially crucial on Election Day this November.
San Antonio airport to get nearly $40 million in federal aid due to coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio International Airport will receive millions of dollars in federal aid as the coronavirus pandemic has nearly paralyzed the travel industry. The airport will receive $39,708,109 under the CARES Act that was passed in late March, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Kelly Field will receive $20,000 and the Stinson Municipal Airport will receive $30,000. View a list of Texas airports receiving funding on an interactive map, along with funding for all U.S. airports on FAA’s website. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.