2 hrs ago
Microsoft expands program to offer transitioning service members training for tech jobs
Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy , a 16-week program that provides IT training to eligible U.S. active-duty transitioning service members, is now operating at Camp Pendleton in California and Fort Hood in Texas.
20 hrs ago
Big week in House on border crisis
House Republicans fear the backlash. They know their summer will be long if they cannot pass a bill to deal with the influx of migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
House GOP seeks cover with slimmer border bill
House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
GOP border security group will call for sending National Guard to border
House Speaker John Boehner last month assigned seven GOP lawmakers the task of recommending how to deal with the recent border surge, and the working group will present their plan to the party's rank and file in a closed door meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
4 Big Reasons Obama's Border Funds Request Is in Trouble
Granger is leading a GOP task force to make recommendations on the child migrant border surge The initial outcry in Washington over the scale and scope of the child migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border signaled this could be a moment for rare bipartisan action.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Granger: Border proposals to land next week
The House Republican spearheading a policy response to the crisis on the southern border pledged Friday to release recommendations early next week.
Rep: Boehner Border Bill IncludesMcCaul Security Language,National Guard Deployment
A border security proposal from Rep. Michael McCaul that has already prompted fierce criticism on the right is included in the forthcoming proposal from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner, according to Rep. John Carter , a member of the group.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Carter offers border bill
Rep. John Carter of Texas, a member of the so-called House GOP working group, introduced legislation Thursday meant to serve as a deterrent against the dramatic increases of unaccompanied children at the southern border, as well as processing their cases more quickly once they arrive in the United States.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Dwindling highway fund could impact Texas roads
Texas highways and the folks who maintain them could be in trouble. That's because the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money fast.
Boehner Group Finalizing Border Security Plan; To See Floor Before August
A working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner is poised to recommend deploying the National Guard, amending a 2008 law requiring a lengthy deportation process, bringing in temporary judges to reduce a legal backlog and new border security measures to the GOP version of an emergency spending bill planned for floor consideration ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Border Surge: Honduran President Says Crossers Think They'll Get Amnesty
The president of Honduras told a congressional delegation visiting the region Sunday that the surge in illegal immigration from Central America to the United States has been caused by poverty, violence, and misinformation, according to a report from Agence France-Presse.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Burnt Orange Report
Rick Perry Blames President Obama for Refugee Crisis, But GOP House Won't Pass Immigration Reform
As the GOP's anti-immigration fervor reaches a fever pitch they are making even Glenn Beck seem like a candidate for the Humanitarian of the Year award.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Obama seeks $3.7 billion to fight child immigrant surge
President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to quickly provide $3.7 billion to confront a surge of young migrants from Central America crossing the border into Texas, calling it "an urgent humanitarian situation."
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Rival rebels fold as Islamic State takes Syria towns, oil field
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
US Rep: FBI to probe Central Texas VA facility
A Texas congressman said Thursday that the FBI will investigate the scheduling of patients at the Veterans Affairs facility in Temple, as veterans hospitals nationwide answer allegations about the manipulation of patient appointments.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
FBI Will Investigate Local VA, Central Texas Congressman Says
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct a criminal investigation into allegations involving the Temple VA Medical Center, U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, said Wednesday.
FBI To Investigate Temple VA Medical Center
Congressman John Carter said Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct an investigation into criminal allegations at the Temple VA facility.