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  • Congressional COVID Task Force Leader Can’t Quite Figure Out How to Wear a Face Mask

    04/06/2020 10:46:34 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 48 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.06.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Two Democratic members of Congress from Houston made it to the headlines last week when they made an urgent plea directly to President Donald Trump to get more testing kits to Houston and Harris County as the region struggles to test enough people for COVID-19. U.S. Reps Sheila Jackson Lee and Sylvia Garcia co-signed a short letter to Trump and another to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor warning of the scarcity of test kits in the country’s fourth-largest metro area. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is the chair of the Congressional team in charge of dealing with COVID19. Last week she...
  • House impeachment manager from Texas endorses Joe Biden

    02/19/2020 11:20:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2020 | Bill Barrow
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is looking ahead to the critical Super Tuesday primary slate with a new endorsement from a Texas congresswoman who served as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat from Houston, is the sixth Congressional Hispanic Caucus member and 43rd member ofthe House to back Biden publicly. Both marks lead the Democratic presidential field, yet the former vice president still stands at a perilous point in his candidacy: He finished fourth in the Iowa caucuses and fifth in the New Hampshire primary, and now he’s depending on...
  • Thanks to Rep. Sylvia Garcia, the barn door now is open on the Bidens and the Democrats

    01/24/2020 7:44:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    Much of the day Thursday at the impeachment show was spent on how innocent the Bidens are of any wrongdoing re: Ukraine.  Rep. Sylvia Garcia had fancy charts and graphs to demonstrate her point:  There was absolutely nothing wrong with Hunter Biden trading on his name to make $50 - 80k a month on the board of a verified corrupt gas company in Ukraine, nor was there anything wrong with Joe's quid pro quo, that the prosecutor investigating that company be fired or a billion dollars in aid would not be forthcoming.   Perhaps Rep. Garcia should have read Peter Schweizer's new book Profiles...

    03/14/2005 9:47:23 AM PST · by Redbob · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-5 | staff
    An innovative proposal by Harris County's only Hispanic commissioner would tax international money transfers to fund indigent health care. Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle As one of the top Latino elected officials in the United States, measured by number of constituents and size of budget, Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia is in a unique position to assure immigrants, many of whom send money back home, that she's looking out for their best interests. She will need that credibility to convince them and their advocacy groups that her proposed Health Care Recovery Fund deserves their support. The commissioner wants to establish a...
  • (Houston) Mayor (White) to review city contracts for impropriety

    12/08/2004 4:07:32 PM PST · by weegee · 5 replies · 398+ views
    KHOU Channel 11 HOUSTON ^ | 05:00 PM CST on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | News Staff Reports
    Mayor Bill White spoke Wednesday about city integrity following the bribery indictment of a one-time aide to former Mayor Lee Brown. Oliver Spellman, who until last Friday also worked as a top aide to County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, has been charged with criminal conspiracy to obtain bribes as a public official. It stems from allegations he helped a consultant in Cleveland, Ohio win City of Houston contracts. Mayor White says all contracts handled by Spellman are under review, and corruption will not be tolerated. "I've said in public microphones for two years, public contracting should be clean and transparent, no...
  • Ex-Brown aide faces Ohio bribery charge

    12/08/2004 12:47:53 AM PST · by weegee · 11 replies · 806+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7, 2004, 11:20PM | By KRISTEN MACK and HARVEY RICE
    Ex-Brown aide faces Ohio bribery charge Oliver Spellman is accused of aiding a consultant trying to get city contracts ----- A chief of staff to former Mayor Lee Brown was charged Tuesday in Ohio with accepting bribes in exchange for helping a Cleveland consultant who was trying to win city of Houston contracts. The charge against Oliver Spellman, who more recently worked as a top aide to County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, is part of a continuing investigation that already has resulted in the bribery indictment of a Cleveland city councilman. Garcia said Spellman resigned suddenly Friday as her chief of...