Government & Public Policy

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Can the Trump administration and negotiators from Canada and Mexico forge a NAFTA deal in the next 24 hours?

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Two democratic San Antonio Congressmen — Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio — are speaking out against the proposed Farm Bill and cuts to the supplemental nutrition assistance program, also known as SNAP.

The bill would introduce stricter work requirements and reduce the amount of money provided to recipients.

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Before the runoff election, Texas GOP governor ramps up his attack

From Texas Standard.

Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, the Democrats vying for a chance to face Gov. Greg Abbott in November, are preparing for their only debate of the primary campaign, to be held Friday in Austin. It won’t be broadcast, but will be livestreamed by KXAN-TV in Austin. And the Republican incumbent isn’t waiting around to see who will win the May 22 runoff. Abbott has released a campaign ad calling Valdez “too liberal for Texas.”

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San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro said President Trump’s plan to pull away from the Iran nuclear deal will impact the price of oil and gas. Castro said he’s also concerned about Russian influence in Texas and a state-led immigration lawsuit.