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William serves as the Washington Correspondent for the Texas Signal, where he primarily writes about Congress and other federal issues that affect Texas.. A graduate of Colorado College, William has worked on Democratic campaigns in Texas, Colorado, and North Carolina. He is an internet meme expert.

Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation (again)

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom to Vote Act, refusing to even allow debate on the bill. This marks the third time this year that Senate Republicans have stonewalled voting rights legislation.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote, with all...

Allred leads House Democrats in urging for voting rights legislation

On Monday, Rep. Colin Allred (D-32) led a group of his colleagues urging the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The group consisted of 39 House Democrats, all of whom are from states where Republican-controlled legislatures are trying to use voter suppression and...

Gov. Greg Abbott goes after vaccine mandates (again)

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued yet another executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates in the state.  This is the governor's fourth executive order that prohibits government entities and others from issuing a vaccine mandate. In August, Abbott moved to ban...

What should Fort Hood be renamed?

Fort Hood in Central Texas is one of the largest U.S. military bases in the world. Home to 40,000 soldiers, it serves as the headquarters for the III Corps, arguably the most powerful corps in the U.S. Army due to the number of armored units. It is also named after a...

Breaking down the annual defense bill

The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation that goes through Congress as it’s the bill that sets the defense budget for the United States. The 2022 NDAA (the federal government’s fiscal year starts on October 1) is...

Greg Abbott’s sad, stammering Sunday show appearance

On Sunday, Governor Greg Abbott appeared on the show “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace. The resulting interview was a blundering mess for the Texas governor, who is up for re-election next year. Though Abbott teed up his Fox appearance as an opportunity to...

Federal regulators urge tougher rules for Texas power grid

Federal officials released more than two dozen recommendations on Wednesday aimed at preventing the Texas electrical grid from failing again as it did in February. The blackouts, which were the result of freezing temperatures wrought by Winter Storm Uri, left millions...