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San Antonio Express News - Kevin Diaz
WASHINGTON — In the opening salvo of a new battle over the Southern border, the Republican-led House voted 236-191 Wednesday to fund most of the Homeland Security Department — minus money for the Obama administration’s executive order on immigration.
McClatchy Washington Bureau
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.