GOP Lawmaker

AUSTIN, Texas | Despite loss, Beto O’Rourke’s run reveals a changing Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Beto O’Rourke didn’t turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it’s looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on Hispanic protesters and gave Democrats in Houston … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Despite loss, Beto O’Rourke’s run reveals a changing Texas

PHOENIX | GOP lawmaker says ‘white kids’ remark taken out of context

PHOENIX — An Arizona Republican who was asked to resign after saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing school integration said at a community forum Wednesday that his comments were taken out of context. State Rep. David Stringer, a Prescott Republican running for re-election, met with Reverend Jarrett Maupin and a … Continue reading PHOENIX | GOP lawmaker says ‘white kids’ remark taken out of context

GOP lawmaker hopes for House vote on protecting immigrants

WASHINGTON /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Republican congressman said Monday that he’s trying to force a vote on legislation offering a three-year extension on protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The election-year effort by Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., could be an uphill climb. Most Republicans don’t want to extend the … Continue reading GOP lawmaker hopes for House vote on protecting immigrants

The Latest: Hispanic caucus wants to condemn GOP lawmaker

WASHINGTON  /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus wants the House to condemn an Arizona Republican congressman who sought to arrest immigrants in the U.S. illegally who attended the State of the Union address. Conservative Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted last Tuesday that he’d … Continue reading The Latest: Hispanic caucus wants to condemn GOP lawmaker

The Latest: GOP lawmaker says no decisions yet on DACA

THURMONT, Md./January 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meetings at Camp David with congressional leaders (all times local): 11 p.m. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says there are no final decisions on the fate of a program that shields young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But the Louisiana … Continue reading The Latest: GOP lawmaker says no decisions yet on DACA