U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Wallace Hall Was Right About UT All Along

    Maybe the University of Texas at Austin and its many passionate defenders had reason to beware of Wallace Hall when Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the UT System board of regents in 2011. Perry was pushing some plan he got from a rich oilman to eliminate research as a criterion for granting pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Ted Cruz and John Cornyn Now Hinting at a Government Shutdown if Dems Don't Defund Obamacare

    House Republicans have now voted 39 times to repeal Obamacare. On a certain level, their persistence is admirable in the same way that I admire the way my dog never stops believing that this will be the time that he finally catches that squirrel. One's esteem is diminished only slightly by the fact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Dallas' Helen Giddings and Other Black Lawmakers Object to Security Measures at Rick Perry's Mansion

    State Representative Helen Giddings was one of several Democratic lawmakers invited to the Governor's Mansion Monday afternoon for a reception hosted by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. But she never showed up. Giddings declined the invitation to protest the requirement that she undergo a backgr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Bryan Rep. Bill Flores Wants To Revive Abstinence-Only Education Funding

    All this arguing we're doing about contraception is getting a little tiresome, isn't it? Sure, we get to use the word "sluts" repeatedly in a national conversation, and we've watched several elderly male politicians state their understanding of how birth control works, explanations which often deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    If Joe Barton Knows Who Shouted "Baby Killer" Last Night, He Ain't About to Say

    ‚Äč[Updated: Below, you'll find an update, from Taking Points Memo, in which Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock fesses up to being the shouter last night. As TPM also points out, he was also the co-sponsor of the so-called Birther Bill.] Last night, Gawker wondered, "Who Is the American Hero Who Yelle ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Battle Against Teaching Evolution in Texas Begins

    Should creationism win out, textbooks throughout the country–not just Texas–will challenge the theory of evolution in science curricula

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Out of Mind, Out of Sight

    For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Easy pickings

    In the Legislature this year, lawmakers may find that it's better to give than receive

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground