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Opinion: Despite calendar, campaigns take a back seat

The summer is coming to an end. The kids are back in school. And the political ads have started appearing around the TV shows frequented by viewers who are suspected of also being voters. We have arrived at that time of the election year when the big…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

As a young kid growing up in West Texas, I often heard the phrase, "It takes an act of Congress … " used to describe something that is difficult or nearly impossible to get done. I always wondered what that really meant. Now, I know. I served…
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Pete Gallego: Inviting Speaker Boehner to the border

On Tuesday, I sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican, inviting him to come to Texas and visit the U.S.-Mexico border where he can meet local community leaders and law enforcement personnel and learn about the ongoing influx…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: On Feb. 27, 2014 my husband, Dr. Michael Bernzott, died very unexpectedly on the road side about 20 miles outside of Van Horn. We were on the way to Dallas, from Tucson, to see my mother before transferring to Germany with the Air Force.…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

During August, I'll visit constituents throughout the vast 23rd District of Texas. I'll make my way from El Paso to Eagle Pass to San Antonio to Fort Stockton and everywhere in between.

Opinion: "Oh, the humanity!"

This week we are confronted with a multitude of crises around the world: The new fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet and continued influx of undocumented Central Americans entering the country.

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

I've always loved public service because I care about people and their well-being. I want to make the world a better place. I want to be sure that the opportunity to live the American Dream is there for our children and our grandchildren and their…

Update from Congressman Pete Gallego

Some weeks ago, the House Democratic freshmen became part of an online competition where members of Congress compete against each other in social media. We are ranked based on the number of new likes we pick up on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube…

Journalists to Obama: Let the sunshine in

It's an article of faith on the right that the press is in love with Barack Obama. No amount of coverage of the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's foreign policy foibles or its overzealous war on leaks can…