Inside of Texas Politics: Texas congressman continues to struggle for thorough immigration reform

Table of Contents Congressman fights for community authority to be part of MedicaidFounding chairman of…

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar saids addressing challenges in Central The united states and those here in the U.S. is vital.

DALLAS — Inside Texas Politics focuses this 7 days on the Texas border with Mexico. Vice President Kamala Harris ultimately frequented the border on Friday. Gov. Greg Abbott is heading on Wednesday with previous President Donald Trump. 

But how many image ops have we viewed in the latest months? Will possibly aspect do some thing besides converse hard? U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has been striving to get people’s consideration about what’s occurring at the border for a whilst. 

The Democrat, who represents section of the Rio Grande Valley, did not anticipate substantially from Vice President Kamala Harris’ very long-awaited visit to the Texas-Mexico border. Cuellar claimed it was just one particular of the several “photo ops” we have noticed at the border more than the previous few months. He even questioned exactly where the vice president decided to go to.


Congressman fights for community authority to be part of Medicaid

Appropriate now, it is up to states to determine no matter whether to expand Medicaid. Accomplishing so in Texas would insure a million a lot more Texans. But Republican leaders in the Lone Star State have refused to do so for a ten years now. 

Rep. Lloyd Doggett wants to skip about states and allow cities make the final decision. 

Doggett said the pandemic has revealed that neighborhood leaders are building the genuine decisions influencing our lives. So it can make feeling to him to allow those community leaders to utilize instantly to the federal governing administration for Medicaid funding, proficiently growing Medicaid in their towns or counties.

Doggett, who is generating his first Inside Texas Politics visual appearance, represents a gerrymandered district amongst Austin and San Antonio. out?v=2h-b04yzPvY


Founding chairman of new political get together SAM describes why they fashioned

In this section every single 7 days, we usually convey to you about our newest Y’all-itics podcast which is out.

This 7 days we are performing a thing new — giving you a sneak peek at the next episode about a 3rd-get together in Texas called the Serve The us Movement (SAM) Occasion.

We spoke with Monthly bill King, who is the founding chairman. King is also the previous Mayor of Kemah and a former applicant for Houston Mayor (he shed a near runoff election to existing Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016).  

He claimed the people who commenced SAM about 3 or 4 a long time back were being in the middle of the political spectrum and frustrated by the reality that equally get-togethers kept “careening off the edges.”