Friday Aug 15
Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists
Yes, the TSA may be hassling potential patients, but Houston and other U.S. medical tourism destinations are also dealing with competition from other destinations with advanced medical care.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Texas Medical Center photographed on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Houston. Texas Children's Hospital is in the foreground.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
How the Massacre of Religious Minorities Is Driving U.S. Action in Iraq
The Obama administration and Republican lawmakers alike are calling for U.S. protection of religious groups threatened by Islamic militants.
Democrats applaud Obamaa s airstrikes in Iraq
Democratic leaders rallied behind President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against Islamic terrorists in Iraq, applauding him for imposing limits on military action and vowing not to send U.S. troops back into Iraq.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Down $38M, but he's likely still the richest lawmaker in Congress
Though he saw his minimum net worth fall more than $38 million in 2012, Rep. Darrell Issa , still had at least $392 million in assets, according to federal disclosure forms.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
House Passes Three Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bills to Protect Critical Infrastructure
On July 28, 2014, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity efforts of the Department of Homeland Security in certain critical infrastructure sectors , including the energy sector : 1 entities and critical infrastructure owners and operators to perform numerous cybersecurity improvement tasks.
Conservatives Warm to New Border Package
A House GOP aide familiar with negotiations told CQ Roll Call the plan being discussed inside this morning's closed-door House GOP conference meeting will include changes to the 2008 trafficking law that resemble language in legislation introduced recently by Reps.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
National Review Online
Fear of Hispanic Voters Undermines GOP Opposition to Obama's Orders
House Republicans who don't want to vote for a border package that includes legislative language targeting President Obama's executive orders were pretty candid about their reasons during a special conference meeting Thursday afternoon.
Federal Computer Week
House formally authorizes CBP for first time
On July 23, the House voted to require Customs and Border Protection to take a comprehensive look at a troubled port security program.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Tensions prompt Cold War fears
Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane .
Texas Bishops Ask Lawmakers for 'Time, Resources,...
Here is a letter sent last week by the bishops of Texas to US Representative Michael McCaul?regarding the situation of refugee children at the US-Mexico border.
Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity
This week, the House will consider four pieces of cybersecurity legislation on the floor including the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act , Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act , Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act , and Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2014 .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
National Review Online
House Border Package Won't Address Executive Orders, but Stand-Alone Bill Might
House Republicans won't use the border crisis legislation to take a swipe at President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but a bill "defunding it" might get a stand-alone vote.
Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill
The bill doesn't touch President Obama's "deferred" prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before they head home to face constituents for a five-week summer break.
The Raw Story
Border security will run out of funding by September as gridlock in Congress continues
Border security will probably suffer if Congress fails to act on President Barack Obama's request for extra money to cope with the explosion of child migrants into the U.S. Southwest, lawmakers and congressional aides warned on Tuesday.
House Approves Stronger Cyber Protections for Critical infrastructure
If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
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.
Rep. Michael McCaul: Crisis of Leadership on Migrant Children
To stop others from arriving, the United States should quickly deport illegal migrant children who are already in the country, Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul said Saturday, according to Politico .
National Review Online
John Fonte: The Nullifier-in-Chief
The crisis on our southern border tells us that American immigration policy is not decided by the American people through our constitutional process but by foreign criminal organizations, foreign citizens who pay those organizations to transport illegal immigrants, and foreign governments that permit the transportation of illegal immigrants through ... (more)
Sat Jul 26, 2014
McCaul fears child deaths at border next month
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul predicted Saturday that some child migrants are likely to die at the U.S.-Mexico border next month if the flow of migrants from Central America can't be slowed.