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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.

Lance Gooden wants to make privateering great again

Rep. Lance Gooden, a Republican who represents Texas’ 5th District, has introduced legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to seize the yachts, jets, and other property belonging to Russian oligarchs who have been sanctioned in response to the invasion of Ukraine....

How the Ukraine crisis is affecting energy markets

To paraphrase an old saying, you may not be interested in the Ukraine crisis but the Ukraine crisis is interested in you. Energy prices are skyrocketing as the world braces for what could be the largest European war since World War II and a diplomatic solution looks...

Ted Cruz threatens to block Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading 31 of his fellow Republican senators in threatening to block the Biden administration’s attempts to return to the Iranian nuclear deal. In a letter sent to the White House on Monday, Cruz and his colleagues stated that any agreement with Iran...

House passes bill to boost US competitiveness

On Friday, the House passed the COMPETES Act, a sweeping bill designed to enhance the United States’ competitiveness with China in manufacturing and technology. The bill passed in a 222-210 vote, mostly along party lines.  The COMPETES Act includes $52 billion...