Representative Pete Gallego Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. El Paso County elections: Loss comes as a surprise for incumbent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | El Paso Times

    State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez said her primary loss Tuesday night came as a surprise, but she refused to complain about it. Gonzalez was left behind as her two challengers go to a May 27 runoff.

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  2. Your Turn: November 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | MySanAntonio.com

    House Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdyquestions former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,during the committee hearing. A reader was not amused at a political cartoon that satirized the tactics of the committee.

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  3. Cornyn, Sessions Trounce Opponents; Hall in RunoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2014 | Texas Tribune

    November 15th, 2013: US Senator John Cornyn is joined by Gov. Rick Perry at his reelection campaign kickoff rally in Austin, Texas Texas primary voters showed a preference for incumbents in Congress on Tuesday, as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions , both Republicans, and U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey , a Democrat, fought off high-profile challenges from within their own parties. Another incumbent, U.S. Rep Ralph Hall , R-Rockwall, nearly avoided a runoff in his bid for an 18th term, drawing just less than 50 percent of the vote against challenger John Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration and mayor of Heath.

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  4. Ruben Gallego: There is more compromise in congress than normally perceivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | State Press

    In the midst of perceived stand-offs between House Democrats and House Republicans, U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego said Congress compromises more than people think. "You only hear about when we are actually not in agreement with each other," Gallego said.

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  5. U.S. House Gives Life Support to Export-Import BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Despite opposition from high-profile Texans, the U.S. House of Representatives Monday night moved forward on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States, whose charter lapsed over the summer after conservatives targeted it for institutional death. Members did not revive the agency outright but took the first step by using an obscure parliamentary maneuver to bypass the House leadership - and two Texas committee chairmen - and in effect force the contentious issue to the House floor.

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  6. Gallego Mounts Campaign Against Incumbent HurdRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    After decades spent as a Democratic fixture at the Texas Capitol, Gallego served a single term in Congress, where he lost re-election last fall to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd , R-San Antonio. In an interview with The Texas Tribune on Thursday, Gallego said he's determined to take back the seat in a rematch.

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  7. The Brief: Oct. 23, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Texas health officials on Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, making visits to facilities in four cities. Medicaid records, billing information and personnel information... Additionally, investigators delivered subpoenas to at least three facilities requesting all records, including 'ultrasound records,' related to Medicaid patients who donated fetal tissue after obtaining an abortion."

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  8. Pelosi: Dems Open to "Bipartisan" Candidate for House SpeakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday that there are Democrats in the U.S. House who are open to joining with some Republicans to elect a consensus choice for House Speaker - similar to how the Texas Speaker of the House is elected. "I think in our caucus there is interest and support, there's an openness to a bipartisan approach to this," Pelosi, a California Democrat, said during an on-stage discussion at the Texas Tribune Festival with Washington Bureau Chief Abby Livingston.

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  9. The Brief: Oct. 15, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    State health officials have taken action to further close access to state funding for abortion-affiliated groups, this time crafting language to prevent those groups from participating in abstinence education programs. As the Tribune's Alexa Ura reports , this move does not take money away from Planned Parenthood, because the group doesn't participate in the state's abstinence programs.

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  10. Hurd Continues to Out-Raise GallegoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    U.S. Rep. Will Hurd , R-San Antonio, maintained a financial advantage over his likely Democratic rival for Texas' 23rd Congressional District - the man he unseated, former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego - in the most recent campaign reporting period. Hurd raised just over $300,000 from July through October.

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  11. Analysis: A change in political winds in Texas every two yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Texas has two electorates. One votes in presidential election years, and the other votes in gubernatorial election years.

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  12. Analysis: A Change in the Political Winds That Happens Every Two YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Texas has two electorates. One votes in presidential election years, and the other votes in gubernatorial election years.

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  13. Some proof of Texas voter suppressionRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2015 | MySanAntonio.com

    A new study indicates Texas' voter ID law prevented some Texans from going to the polls. A man leaves a polling site in April at the Lions Field Adult Center on Broadway.

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  14. Study: Texas Voter ID Law kept voters from the pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | Orange Leader

    Texas' voter ID law kept some voters away from the polls in the 2014 elections, according to a new report. The Rice University study focused on the Latino-majority 23rd U.S. Congressional District, and shows that confusion over identification requirements discouraged as many as 9 percent of registered voters from casting ballots.

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  15. Voters: Independents still hold key.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | National Journal

    When former Rep. Pete Gallego narrowly lost his 2014 reelection bid in West Texas, fellow Democrats blamed low turnout prompted by the state's tough voter-ID law. Now that a U.S. appeals court has struck down the law, that obstacle has suddenly shrunk ahead of Gallego's 2016 rematch against Republican Rep. Will Hurd.

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  16. Point AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | The Austin Chronicle

    So few good decisions come out of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals redoubt of capital punishment and bane of women's reproductive rights that when the judges issue a relatively sane opinion, the reflexive reaction is, "What's the catch?" That was my immediate thought when I learned that the court had rejected the state's 2011 Voter ID law , which ... (more)

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  17. Study: 12.8% of non-voters in Texas district didn't vote in '14, assuming they had no proper IDRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress reports on a study that found a hefty percentage of eligible voters in House district 23 of Texas didn't cast ballots in 2014 because they didn't have, or didn't think they had, the proper ID to vote. If they had voted, it might well have turned the tide in the race between Democrat Pete Gallego and Republican Will Hurd because the vote was so close: Typically, analysts examining how voter ID laws affect turnout have honed in on voters who lack ID as the obvious victims of such a law.

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  18. Study Reveals The True Scope Of Voter Disenfranchisement In TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | ThinkProgress

    A Texas law, which closely resembles similar laws erecting obstacles to the franchise in other states, does far more to keep voters from casting a ballot than previously thought, according to a study conducted by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. Typically, analysts examining how voter ID laws affect turnout have honed in on voters who lack ID as the obvious victims of such a law.

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  19. Study: Fearing they didn't have proper ID, 12.8% of non-voters in Texas district didn't vote in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress reports on a study that found a hefty percentage of eligible voters in House district 23 of Texas didn't cast ballots in 2014 because they didn't have, or didn't think they had, the proper ID to vote. If they had voted, it might well have turned the tide in the race between Democrat Pete Gallego and Republican Will Hurd because the vote was so close: Typically, analysts examining how voter ID laws affect turnout have honed in on voters who lack ID as the obvious victims of such a law.

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  20. Despite Court Ruling, Voter ID Law Still In Effect For NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | KUT-FM Austin

    While Texas' voter ID law was found in violation of the Voting Rights Act last week, it's still in effect. The State of Texas has yet to file an appeal over a ruling against the state's voter identification law.

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