Longtime Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson passed away after a career that will be etched into the history of Texas politics.
The city council member has been at the forefront of Texas cities’ push to advance progressive policy, drawing the ire of state Republicans. Now, Casar is looking to take the fight to Washington with a potential run in the 35th Congressional District.
The Panhandle congressman has been an unwavering hawk and a champion for bigger war budgets.
"When did the U.S. government get in the business of giving away the United States of America?" asked the director of a South Texas butterfly refuge.
“Steel slats, concrete barriers, or bollard-style fences – they are all the same,” said a McAllen congressman. “I will not stand by as some of my fellow Democrats fall into this trap.”
For years, the powerful Dallas congressman has used a largely unregulated political fund to court powerful special interests with luxurious perks.
The state’s dominant ag products, valued at $18 billion, are in the crosshairs of retaliatory tariffs. Still, most farmers here are hesitant to criticize Trump.
A USDA program to help farmers with mental health issues was authorized a decade ago but never funded. Now the U.S. Senate is proposing $2 million for the initiative.
Her job was to raise money for Wall Street’s favorite congressman. Now donors are returning the favor.
With farmers’ suicide rates higher than some veterans, rural advocates are pushing Congress to fund mental health care supports for agricultural producers.