Congress http://tpr.org en House Will Consider Amendment To Admit DREAMers To Miltiary Academies http://tpr.org/post/house-will-consider-amendment-admit-dreamers-miltiary-academies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immigration reform goes to the House floor this week, and </span>San Antonio Congressman Joaquín Castro has introduced an amendment to the next military budget bill that would give students with Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) status the same rights given to many international students who apply to military academies.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:16:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 32061 at http://tpr.org House Will Consider Amendment To Admit DREAMers To Miltiary Academies Mayor Castro Talks Immigration At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/mayor-castro-talks-immigration-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joined former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour this week to kick off the Civil Rights Summit in Austin and to discuss the topic of immigration as a civil rights issue. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Castro told the crowd that a reform of the United States immigration system will enhance civil rights by bringing people out of the shadows, creating situations where immigrants aren’t afraid to report crimes, send their kids to school and get the care they need for their families.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:27:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29751 at http://tpr.org Texas Business Groups Oppose Path To Citizenship, Support Work Program For Immigrants http://tpr.org/post/texas-business-groups-oppose-path-citizenship-support-work-program-immigrants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A range of business associations in Texas came together today in Austin, hoping to catch the attention of Texas lawmakers in Washington, D.C., about the topic of immigration reform.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group, which doesn't support </span>amnesty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or a pathway to citizenship, said they are running out of their unskilled labor force.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:35:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29215 at http://tpr.org Commission Deciding The Future Of Military Compensation & Retirement http://tpr.org/post/commission-deciding-future-military-compensation-retirement <p>Local military leaders are testifying before a congressional commission in San Antonio today in advance of modernizing the way the military -- and all uniformed services -- is compensated.</p><p>The Military Compensation and Retirement Commission was created in the recent National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that authorizes and funds the military. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The commission is gathering comments from service members online and at public hearings around the country.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:39:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 24630 at http://tpr.org Commission Deciding The Future Of Military Compensation & Retirement Castro Sees Challenges Ahead For Congress On Immigration & Farm Bill http://tpr.org/post/castro-sees-challenges-ahead-congress-immigration-farm-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro of San Antonio said he fears the nation will not see the passage of several key bills, including comprehensive immigration reform.</span></p><p>Castro said despite majority support for a comprehensive immigration bill, it will be tough to get something passed on Capitol Hill because of rulemaking.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:34:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24380 at http://tpr.org Castro Sees Challenges Ahead For Congress On Immigration & Farm Bill Congressman Castro Calls On Lawmakers To Reinstate Unemployment Benefits http://tpr.org/post/congressman-castro-calls-lawmakers-reinstate-unemployment-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the first things U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro is hoping to accomplish for 2014 is to reinstate the country’s extended unemployment benefits that expired this past weekend.</span></p><p>Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to fight to reinstate those benefits for the 1.3 million Americans still struggling to find work. Castro told NBC's "Meet The Press" that Congress needs to make this a priority as a first order of business in 2014.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:51:26 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24298 at http://tpr.org Congressman Castro Calls On Lawmakers To Reinstate Unemployment Benefits Military Sexual Assault Bill Could Remove Chain Of Command From Legal Process http://tpr.org/post/military-sexual-assault-bill-could-remove-chain-command-legal-process <p>Military members around the country are watching today as the U.S. Senate takes up legislation aimed at curbing military sexual assault cases. The controversial bill would remove the chain of command in the legal system in such cases.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:20:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 22226 at http://tpr.org Military Sexual Assault Bill Could Remove Chain Of Command From Legal Process UT Students Protest For Immigration Reform http://tpr.org/post/ut-students-protest-immigration-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of students from the University of Texas at Austin marched yesterday in front of the state capitol, calling on Congressman Roger Williams, R-Texas, to support a house resolution that would reform immigration policies.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:57:19 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22245 at http://tpr.org UT Students Protest For Immigration Reform Dewhurst Asks Republicans In D.C. To Look Into Possible NSA Surveillance On Texas Gun Shows http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-asks-republicans-dc-look-possible-nsa-surveillance-texas-gun-shows <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lieutenant Governor David </span>Dewhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sent Republican Texas lawmakers on Capitol Hill a letter, asking them to look into whether the National Security Administration’s surveillance program tapped Texas gun show phones, tracked gun purchases or attendance.</span></p><p>Professor Jim Henson heads up the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin and said Dewhurst’s request serves the purpose of wanting to be viewed as a staunch conservative.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:51:05 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21882 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Asks Republicans In D.C. To Look Into Possible NSA Surveillance On Texas Gun Shows Business Organizations Petition Congress For Immigration Reform http://tpr.org/post/business-organizations-petition-congress-immigration-reform <p>Immigration reform may be on the back burner in congress since the end of the shutdown, but the Texas Association of Business, along with other organizations, are urging members of congress to pass an immigration compromise for the sake of the economy.</p><p>On Capitol Hill more than 600 people from business, law enforcement, and evangelical organizations nationwide are asking for a sensible path to citizenship so skilled workers can obtain employment.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:06:37 +0000 Joey Palacios 21042 at http://tpr.org Business Organizations Petition Congress For Immigration Reform