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While President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget of $4.1 trillion sets aside more than $580 billion for Department of Defense spending and offsets the continued effects of sequestration, the budget is fundamentally flawed, according to the offices of U.S. Reps. Roger Williams and John Carter, the two Republican congressmen who represent Fort Hood and the surrounding area.
HHS officials open gates of Somervell County camp housing refugee minors
SOMERVELL COUNTY, TX – Pinned above the doorway to Clegg No. 5 is a handwritten and crayon-colored sign that reads, “Jesus Christ is mi love.” The sign sits between coloring book pages depicting children’s television characters SpongeBob Square Pants and Tweety Bird.
The nation's largest gun rights organization declined Wednesday to send representatives to a nationally televised town hall with President Obama on gun violence, calling the prime-time event a publicity stunt by the White House to promote his latest gun control moves.
President Barack Obama’s latest call for state and local governments to enact more controls on weapons purchases at gun shows and elsewhere is getting the same response it has for years: Most elected officials in Texas won’t budge.
Two Texas lawmakers wrote President Obama this week to oppose a possible plan to use Fort Hood military base to house unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Members of the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed two Environmental Protection Agency nullification bills on to President Barack Obama's desk that Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, say would otherwise have resulted in higher consumer energy prices.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN – In the wake of what many are labeling the worst attack on France since World War II, policymakers across the world are scrambling to voice their opinion and make their platform known.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Twenty-eight governors announced their intention to keep Syrian refugees out of their states. This afternoon, those governors are getting a call from the White House. Several top administration officials will explain their screening measures for incoming refugees and address concerns from the governors.
WASHINGTON (October 28, 2015) The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bipartisan budget-and-debt deal that prevents an unprecedented government default.
A coalition of Democrats, GOP defense hawks and pragmatic Republicans supported the measure.
In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill last week.
What does that mean exactly? Well, in the short run, it means the military will have to wait longer to see what funding it will have in the future to conduct training, support soldiers and perform any number of construction or other projects.