A runoff for a U.S. House seat in Texas is set between Republican Susan Wright, whose husband was the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and Republican Jake Ellzey.
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Texas’ gain of almost four million residents will add two seats in the United States House of Representatives, according to 2020 Census data released April 26. With the second highest population, Texas will now have 38 congressional representatives and 40 Electoral College votes.
When the Texas Legislature meets in 2021, lawmakers are expected to take on the complicated and contentious process of redistricting — the decennial redrawing of maps for the state’s congressional, legislative and State Board of Education boundaries.
The United States House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a federal felony.
Members of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs are asking for more information about a VA outpatient clinic in Indiana following an investigation that found employees there changed veterans’ pain medication without doing physical assessments.