Texans In Congress Aim For United Front Ahead Of Long Fight For Harvey Aid
Texans in Congress aim for united front ahead of long fight for Harvey aid
WASHINGTON — For at least a decade, Thursdays on Capitol Hill meant one thing: the Texas GOP delegation lunch.
Thanks to the size of the GOP House voting bloc from Texas, major policy can live or die over that weekly lunch. But on Thursday, weeks after a hurricane flooded large parts of Southeast Texas, the Texas Democrats joined the Republicans. The full delegation – 36 House members and two U.S. senators – met over Mexican food to plot how they would leverage their seniority and size to advocate for Hurricane Harvey funding.
“There are many issues, but the point is that I want …