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May, 2017

  • 22 May

    Rep Hurd, Three Other Reps Introduce Bill to Help Fund National Park Repairs

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) introduced a bipartisan bill to jump start overdue maintenance projects in national parks. The National Park Service …

  • 17 May

    Landmark IT Reform Bill Approved by House

    The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. |  Abby Livingston - Texas Tribune

    Wednesday, the House of Representatives took a major step toward strengthening digital infrastructure by approving a bipartisan federal IT reform package. The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, introduced by U.S. Representative Will Hurd, will reduce …

March, 2017

February, 2017

  • 27 February

    SpaceX to fly Two Private Citizens Around Moon in 2018

    Photo courtesy SpaceX

    SpaceX, a private space transportation company started by Elon Musk in 2002, announced Monday their intent to send a manned mission to the moon in late 2018. The mission would come some 50 years after …

  • 21 February

    Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime, Research Shows

    A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. (Pixabay)

    DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations …

January, 2017

  • 19 January

    Report: Texas 3rd on List of States with Highest Medicare Waste

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    Washington, D.C. – The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) today released an analysis of improper payments made within the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. The analysis looks at the amount of Medicare overpayments collected from providers by Recovery Audit …

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Think Tank Challenges Brookings Report on Segregation

    Two reports look at school segregation and have different answers for how to deal with it. (Virginia Carter)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An education think tank has taken a closer look at a report on school segregation that came out this fall from the Center for Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. It …

  • 26 December

    Texas Closely Watches Fate of NC’s Divisive “Bathroom Bill”

    Throughout the year, people in North Carolina protested HB 2, state legislation that restricts the rights of those who are transgender. (AwakenedEye/iStockphoto)

    AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina’s failure to overturn a controversial “bathroom bill” will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina …

  • 9 December

    Doctors Warn Against Overdosing on Cold and Flu Medications

    More than 26,000 emergency-room visits a year are the result of acetaminophen overdoses.(Borodach/iStockphoto)

    HENDERSON, Nev. – Cold and flu season is officially here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans catch about 1 billion colds every year. Seven in 10 use over-the-counter medications to …

  • 3 December

    Tips for Gifts that Inspire Gratitude, Generosity

    A new report offers gift-giving tips to inspire gratitude and generosity. (Pixabay)

    DENVER – People feel more grateful for what they have done than for what they have, according to new research, and that feeling of gratitude also leads to more generous behavior. Thomas Gilovich, a co-author …

November, 2016

October, 2016