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County, congressmen tackle flood solutions in wake of Harvey

By By Cindy George As Harris County officials push to prevent another Harvey-like catastrophe, members of the Houston congressional delegation introduced legislation to require more oversight of water-retention basins and dams. “We’ve had three 500-year events in two years,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said Monday in a nearly hour-long news conference offering storm recovery…

Kevin Brady summons Republicans to finalize tax overhaul

By By Kevin Diaz WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Kevin Brady and a cadre of congressional tax writers working behind closed doors Monday put the finishing touches on an ambitious tax overhaul being billed as the biggest rewrite of the U.S. tax code since President Ronald Reagan was in office. “This is an exciting week for…