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Ahora que el presidente Trump ha dejado la suerte de los ‘dreamers’ en manos del Congreso, representantes federales texanos afirman estar dispuestos a apoyar la legalización de estos jóvenes indocumentados.
Ya en el 2010, con un Congreso de mayoría demócrata, un proyecto de ley conocido como Dream Act, que ofrecía la legalización de indocumentados traídos al país antes de los 16 años, fracasó en el Senado.
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw the fate of 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program over to Capitol Hill, where Republican leaders and lawmakers will now have to decide where their party stands on immigration once and for all.
When Congress returns this week from summer recess, legislative measures on cybersecurity have a chance to move. Yet, responding to Hurricane Harvey will be job one for lawmakers, along with several pressing budget matters.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump turned over the fate of nearly 800,000 so-called Dreamers to a Congress plagued by dysfunction and a staggering must-do list complicated by the sudden need to craft a Texas relief package in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Trump admonished Congress via Twitter to “do your job,” even though the GOP-run body largely has failed since he took office, even when tackling matters on which most conservatives agree — such as replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Four construction companies will soon start building prototypes for President Donald Trump’s vision of an almost 2,000-mile border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Those prototypes could “complement other tools” at the border, Customs and Border Protection acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello told the New York Times. He said companies were awarded contracts for between $400,000 and $500,000 and each prototype would be about 30 feet high.
If Congressman Will Hurd isn’t in Washington, D.C., he’s likely on the road. The San Antonio native who was elected in a tight race in 2014 serves a district that includes 29 counties, two time zones and over 800 miles of borderland. While that means the issues his constituents most care about can vary from cybersecurity to telemedicine to cattle health, he says everyone is concerned about core problems like national security and trade between Mexico and the U.S.
Though Congress and the White House have expressed public support for current legislation to change the way the federal government buys information technology, one powerful adversary remains: the congressional calendar.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, reintroduced his Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act in the House on Friday as Congress dodged an eleventh hour budget fight that would have shut down the government. Hurd told MeriTalk that the timing is designed to get the bill through markup and onto the floor for votes as soon as possible.