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From Texas Standard:

Top lawmakers are gathering at the White House again Friday to try to find a way to end the partial government shutdown. This comes one day after Democrats, who now have a majority in the House of Representatives, passed a package to reopen parts of the government until September, and passed a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8. The effort also allowed more time for negotiations on border security.

While the measures likely won't pass in the Republican-led Senate, seven Republicans in the House sided with Democrats to pass the bills; Texas Rep. Will Hurd was one of them. His 23rd Congressional District stretches from El Paso to San Antonio, encompassing much of the state's border with Mexico.

Hurd says he voted with Democrats because he feels it's important to keep agencies like the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, open.

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The Justice Department announced indictments against two Chinese nationals Thursday.

 

Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong are suspected of stealing hundreds of gigabytes of research, intellectual property and technology from more than 45 companies and agencies in 12 countries on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security, according to the indictment.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Gina Ortiz Jones' campaign

Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday to her Republican opponent Will Hurd in the race for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso.

Ana Isabel / Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

The winner in the election for Texas' 23rd Congressional District is still not known, but Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Will Hurd, traveled to Washington D.C on Wednesday and attended orientation for new lawmakers.


Ana Isabel / Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

A Bexar County judge on Tuesday denied two requests from Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Will Hurd for Congressional District 23.


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Congressional District 23 is one of the longest in the country — it takes eight hours to drive across, from San Antonio almost to El Paso.

In our first report at the sprawling district, we looked at the size and demographics from each end of the district — a district where Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is challenging Republican incumbent Will Hurd.

But now a look at the issues that energize this swing district.

 


Carlos Morales / Marfa Public Radio

Congressional District 23 is often considered one of the few swing districts in the state, and it’s partly because of its sprawling size.


Martin do Nascimento / KUT

A San Antonio congressman said he has a bipartisan plan to fix the country’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before those protections run out on March 5.


Carson Frame / TPR News

More than two decades ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed at the German-English School on South Alamo Street in San Antonio. On Friday, U.S. Representatives William Hurd  and Henry Cuellar held a meeting at the Pearl Stable, where they shared their hopes for modernizing the agreement. 

From Texas Standard:

Even as President Donald Trump and the news media mark the 100th day of his administration, the thoughts of those keeping up with politics are already turning to the 2018 midterm elections.

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