President Biden used his first two virtual foreign visits to usher in a new era of North American relations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.   During the meetings, Trudeau and López Obrador requested Biden’s support in securing U.S.-produced COVID-19...
The latest stimulus comes with a price tag of $1.9 trillion, adding to the $4 trillion authorized last year. The final bill is a “mixed bag,” with numerous provisions crucial to sustaining the recovery but others less essential. Such...
Beginning this week, Texans age 50 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated. Expanding vaccine eligibility to those who are ages 50 – 64 continues to ensure those who are at greatest risk of hospitalizations and death from...
One gone, two to go! Deadly derechistas, right-wingers in the Américas, North, South, and Central. Trump gone (but not forgotten). But, still in charge are Bolsonaro of Brazil; Ortega of Nicaragua. And they are still racist and misogynist.  They are still...
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to support the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which will ensure that millions of Hispanic families will receive the help they desperately need by putting money in hardworking peoples’ pockets, vaccines...
Now that things are getting closer to normal after the extreme weather and blackouts, attention has rightly and rapidly turned to actions to ensure that we never have a repeat.  One thing that has emerged is the need for a...
Good morning everybody and welcome. This actually is the Mayor’s Welcome speech but he is over at a vaccine distribution center so he asked me to say a few words on his behalf.  On behalf of the City of Weslaco...
March 4, 2021 The Honorable Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 Dear Governor Abbott: I lost my mother in November. To COVID-19. The night before she passed away, my two sisters and brother visited her. I implored them to...
As if Texans had not suffered enough during the recent power outages, energy suppliers and market participants of all types, ranging from small businesses to municipalities and cooperatives, are facing massive, unreasonable and unnecessary electricity bills.  Yesterday, the largest cooperative...
Funding for “climate justice.” A bailout for mismanaged union pension plans. A new subway system for Silicon Valley. These are just a few of the ways Democrats plan to spend your tax dollars in their $1.9 trillion “COVID relief...

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