Texas

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No state may benefit more than Texas from the social programs included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, an array of recent analyses show -- despite the fierce opposition to the bill from the state's Republican leadership. And over time that dynamic could make the state a crucial proving ground for one of the White House's core political bets. ...
Guests: Enes Kanter Freedom, John Kennedy, Ben Carson, Greg Abbott ...
Representative Veronica Escobar (D-TX) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Texas, alleging the state’s redistricting plan discriminates against voters of color. “This is an extreme example of what actually has been going on in other states as well,” says Escobar. “We’ve got to fight back in every way possible here in Congress.” ...
Charles Louis “Sonny Boy” Saunders is being laid to rest in his Texas hometown 80 years after he died in the Pearl Harbor attack. ...

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