U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe
Texas A&M University-Commerce

As U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe is sworn into Congress this week, here's what to expect from his second term.

A road sign marks Bois d'Arc Creek outside of Bonham.
George Hale

Fannin County has adopted a comprehensive plan for zoning the land around a 16,500-acre reservoir east of Bohnam. Meanwhile in Washington, the US House of Representatives has moved construction of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir one step closer to construction.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who represents the 4th Congressional District of Texas, introduced a bill on Oct. 2 that would suspend salary payments to officials elected to national office during the duration of the current federal government shutdown.

Rep. Raplh Hall

Rep. Ralph Hall voted for an amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency. The measure failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.