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El Paso Times Editorial Board
Rep. Beto O'Rourke's appointment to the House Armed Services Committee is an important step for El Paso and Fort Bliss as the nation's military mission evolves over the next two years.
Laughlin Air Force Base - by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Delgado
47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has been named to the House Armed Services Committee, an important appointment because the committee oversees military installations such as Fort Bliss.
The Eagle - By SAM PESHEK
The collapse of the Aggie Bonfire on Nov. 18, 1999 will forever be a somber day in Texas A&M University's history, but the tragic event proved to be an invaluable learning experience for one student leader who was sworn in as a member of Congress on Tuesday.
ABC News - By JEFF ZELENY, RICHARD COOLIDGE and TOM THORNTON
Fierce Enterprise - By Scott M. Fulton, III
Dallas Morning News - Michael Marks
WASHINGTON — Newly-elected Texas Republicans John Ratcliffe of Heath and Will Hurd of San Antonio have been tapped to chair technology-related subcommittees during their freshman year in the House.
After a Republican wave election that boosted the party's House majority to historic levels and handed them control of the Senate, dozens of new lawmakers are arriving in Washington Tuesday for the 114th Congress -- including several fresh political faces poised to make waves.
Fox News Latino
For the first time in eight years, Republicans took control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress, which is the most diverse ever.
The 114th Congress, which counts more minorities and women than any before it, convened at noon, as required by the Constitution.
Waco Tribune - David Epso
WASHINGTON — In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat against their top-priority legislation to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.