U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar saids addressing points in Central America and people right here within the U.S. is important.
DALLAS — Inside Texas Politics focuses this week on the Texas border with Mexico. Vice President Kamala Harris lastly visited the border on Friday. Gov. Greg Abbott is occurring Wednesday with former President Donald Trump.
However what number of picture ops have we seen in current months? Will both facet do one thing apart from speak robust? U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has been making an attempt to get individuals’s consideration about what’s taking place on the border for some time.
The Democrat, who represents a part of the Rio Grande Valley, didn’t count on a lot from Vice President Kamala Harris’ long-awaited go to to the Texas-Mexico border. Cuellar mentioned it was simply one of many many “picture ops” we’ve seen on the border over the previous few months. He even questioned the place the vice chairman determined to go to.
Congressman fights for native authority to affix Medicaid
Proper now, it’s as much as states to determine whether or not to increase Medicaid. Doing so in Texas would insure one million extra Texans. However Republican leaders within the Lone Star State have refused to take action for a decade now.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett needs to skip over states and let cities make the choice.
Doggett mentioned the pandemic has proven that native leaders are making the true choices affecting our lives. So it is sensible to him to permit these native leaders to use on to the federal authorities for Medicaid funding, successfully increasing Medicaid of their cities or counties.
Doggett, who’s making his first Inside Texas Politics look, represents a gerrymandered district between Austin and San Antonio.
Founding chairman of latest political get together SAM explains why they fashioned
On this section every week, we often let you know about our newest Y’all-itics podcast that is out.
This week we’re doing one thing new — providing you with a sneak peek on the subsequent episode a few third-party in Texas referred to as the Serve America Motion (SAM) Get together.
We spoke with Invoice King, who’s the founding chairman. King can be the previous Mayor of Kemah and a former candidate for Houston Mayor (he misplaced an in depth runoff election to present Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016).
He mentioned the parents who began SAM about three or 4 years in the past had been in the midst of the political spectrum and annoyed by the truth that each events saved “careening off the sides.”