Friday Mar 14
On the Hill: Flood insurance fight losers and Bollinger gets OK for more Coast Guard work
Rep. Steve Scalise is holding a series of town hall meetings while Congress is on recess the week of March 17. There were two clear losers in the battle over flood insurance, with the Senate Thursday giving final congressional approval to legislation that averts most of the large premium increases resulting from the 2012 Biggert-Waters Law: Rep.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
House, Senate members offer options on extending terrorism backstop
There are three options to deal with the federal government's terrorism insurance backstop program, a key member of Congress said Wednesday.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
TX-19: Meet Neal Marchbanks -Democratic Challenger to Rep. Randy Neugebauer- 3/12 in Dimmitt, TX
Are you going to be at tomorrow's Meet & Greet Ms. Park Ranger? Because I'm sure as HELL not! I'm Randy Neugebauer, I OWN this district and I approve this district ! Rep. Randy Neugebauer may still be occupying Texas' 19th Congressional District after all these years in a R+19 PVI-rated district by the Cook Political Report.
Hensarling doesn't know from compromise
Jeb Hensarling is finding out the hard way that conservative purity and running a powerful House committee don't always mix.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
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Nominated: Rep. Marc Veasey (D) and more win Party Nominations for US Congress
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
GOP leaders rebuked by 12 panel chairmen
A majority of House committee chairmen broke with the Republican leadership on a flood insurance bill that passed overwhelmingly Tuesday, a rare rebuke that came after GOP leaders negotiated a deal with Democrats.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Young County election totals are in
The totals for Young County came in at just after 8:25 Tuesday evening. Here's how the county voted for the only two contested races.
Texas' senior senator takes a early lead in re-election bid
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn claimed an early lead Tuesday night in his quest to serve a third six-year term in Congress.
House passes flood insurance bill
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve bipartisan legislation that would block dramatic increases in premiums paid by some property owners covered under the federal flood insurance program.
Candidates hit the polls in District 19 Congressional race, voting continues
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, said he felt good as he braced the cold to cast his vote early this morning at Lubbock Cooper North Elementary.
HOH: Pols Eat Up James Beard 'America's Classics' Honors
Just thinking about the landmark restaurants the James Beard Foundation will formally crown as "America's Classics" this May has lawmakers who have dined at the treasured eateries licking their lips with anticipation.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Our View: Election Day has arrived - here is a recap of our endorsements
South Plains voters have seen campaign advertisements, read candidates' mailers, driven past campaign signs and listened to debates.
The 2014 Congressional primaries begin
With primary elections Tuesday in Texas, we may get the first hint of whether voters are really ready to make major changes in the U.S. Congress, or if sitting lawmakers in both parties are able to withstand challengers who are ready to bring new blood to the halls of the House and Senate.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
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Science Committee Passes Neugebauer Bill to Reduce Windstorm Damage
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas , issued the following news release: Congressman Randy Neugebauer released the following statement after the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology voted to pass H.R. 1786, a bill he authored to coordinate federal research into windstorm damage prevention.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
House passes CFPB reform bill
The Consumer Financial Freedom and Washington Accountability Act, sponsored by House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., passed the House on a largely party line vote Thursday evening, with 10 Democrats joining 222 Republicans in the majority vote.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Federal Insurance Director to Keynote 2014 Insurance Public Policy Summit
On the heels of his report to Congress proposing changes in insurance regulation, Michael McRaith, director of the Federal Insurance Office, will be the keynote speaker for Networks Financial Institute's 10th anniversary Insurance Public Policy Summit.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Tech climate researchers wrestle with public opinion
When it comes to global warming, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told CNN on Thursday, Feb. 20, the "data are not supporting what the advocates are arguing."
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Republican congressional candidates talk issues; Neugebauer absent from debate
With just a few weeks left until the March 4 primary election, two of the Republican candidates hoping to take the District 19 House of Representatives seat discussed key issues at a debate on Monday, Feb. 17. While moderator Brian Thornton declared the only real winner to be the residents of District 19, the candidates who attended, Chris Winn and ... (more)
Early voting begins for March party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate, others
Lubbockites and voters across Texas can cast ballots for candidates running for governor, U.S. Senate and a host of other races - as long as they bring a photo ID.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Federal Insurance Office receives lukewarm early reviews
Although the Federal Insurance Office appears to be short on major accomplishments in three years of existence, most insurance industry experts still give it a passing grade and don't share the disappointed view of some on Capitol Hill.