June 30, 2010 12:16 am
Hutchison Weighs-In On Obama Space Policy
New details emerged from the White House this week about the Obama Administration's space policy initiatives. Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison reacted strongly in opposition saying the proposals will damage America. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
April 23, 2010 12:57 pm
Texas Too Fat To Fight? New Report Says Yes
A new report says almost half of Texas's young adults are too obese to qualify for military service. The study by a group of retired military officials warned members of Congress that the nationwide trend is a threat to national security. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
March 31, 2010 7:23 am
Hispanic Activists Cry Foul Over New EPA Rules
Hispanic activists are crying foul at the Obama Administration over its new greenhouse gas emission rules likely to go into effect next year. They say the rules — which would tax fossil fuels and impose new fees on Texas businesses — could further devastate the state's poorest minority communities. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
January 15, 2010 9:27 pm
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The Texas Securities Commissioner blames federal regulators for failing to prevent the nation's financial crisis in 2008. She testified Thursday on Capitol Hill today about ways to improve the system. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
October 12, 2009 8:40 pm
Ready, Set, Solar!
A group of Rice University students is competing in the nation's Capitol to build the best solar efficient home. A panel of architects and engineers will judge the team this week. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
September 22, 2009 9:06 pm
Cornyn Weighs-In on Heath Care Debate
Debate over the latest Senate health care proposal has finally begun and Senator John Cornyn and other Republicans are
laying-out their concerns. From Washington, Sara Sciammacco has more on some of the changes Cornyn wants.
July 14, 2009 10:48 pm
Diary Farmers Need Moola
Texas dairy farmers say their industry is in crisis with some producers losing up to thousands of dollars per day.
Their economic challenges were the topic of a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.
June 23, 2009 11:39 pm
High Speed Trains Could Speed Through Texas
Texas lawmakers are fighting to get money from the stimulus package for a high speed train across Texas. Sara Sciammacco has more. Sara Sciammaccoo reports.
June 16, 2009 10:44 pm
Feds Say Climate Change Hit Gulf Coast Hard
A new federal report says the Gulf Coast will suffer some of the most severe and long-lasting impact from climate change. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
May 14, 2009 8:58 pm
Impeachment Proceedings Start Against Galveston Federal Judge
In Washington, the House has started the impeachment proceedings necessary to remove Galveston Federal Judge Samuel Kent from the bench. Sara Sciammacco has more from Capitol Hill.
March 6, 2009 8:42 pm
Lawmakers From Texas Still Like Pork
Republicans and Democrats are both pledging to put the federal government on a diet to cut the deficit. But when it comes to pork, they have the same big appetite. This year's first budget bill in
Congress comes with 85-hundred home state projects, also
known as pork-barrel spending. As Sara Sciammacco reports from
Washington, Texas lawmakers proudly stand by their earmarks.
March 4, 2009 9:50 pm
Cornyn Not So Sure About Obama's Commerce Pick
Support for former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is eroding in Congress
as his tax problems emerge. Kirk is President Barack Obama's
nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that requires
Senate confirmation. Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.
October 3, 2008 6:22 pm
Houston Area Lawmakers Weigh In on the Bailout
Houston-area lawmakers played a big role in the House re-vote on a federal bail-out plan today. After voting against the package on Monday, Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee changed that vote Friday. Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.
September 17, 2008 8:07 pm
Hutchison Pushes for For Federal Assistance for Texas Hurricane Victims
Congress members are moving quickly to pass an emergency disaster assistance package to help Texans recover from Hurricane Ike. Sara Sciammacco reports.
March 21, 2008 12:00 pm
Texas Bee Keepers Ask Congress for Help
Honeybees that help pollinate Texas's cucumbers and cotton plants are disappearing. Family farmers are paying more to pollinate their crops and struggling beekeepers who have lost hives are asking Congress for help in the Farm bill. Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.
July 10, 2007 5:00 am
Congress looking to strengthen CSB
May 17, 2007 5:00 am
BP Faces Scrutiny on Capitol Hill
March 22, 2007 5:00 am
Congress Looks at Refinery Regulations