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Valley lawmakers supported banking overhaul

May 27, 2018 GMT

Of the 33 U.S. House Democrats who voted to approve the most significant bipartisan overhaul of banking rules since 2010, four of those Democrats were from Texas — three from the Rio Grande Valley.

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Controversial deportation program reinstated

February 14, 2017 GMT

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela said he fears the immigration raids this past week are the beginning of mass deportation efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration who re-established the Secure Communities program last month, but U.S.