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Texas Congressmen Weigh In On Shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
Robin Jerstad / The Texas Tribune

Northeast Texas' three U.S. House representatives -- Louie Gomert, John Ratcliffe, and Lance Gooden, all Republicans -- said it is.

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Federal food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, dodged a bullet recently, at least temporarily, when the USDA announced that federal food assistance dollars will flow through February.

But here in Texas, that that could create a different problem.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Former A&M-Commerce political science department head Dr. Charles Elliott says the way congressional and state legislative districts are apportioned is a major reason why we see the inability of our representatives to reach compromise.

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.