House Republicans passed a farm bill passed on Thursday, which for the first time since 1973 excluded the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), widely referred to as food stamps. Not a single Democrat voted for the bill.
"I think it's a disaster," said New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday. "The notion that we would do that without addressing starving children and families is outrageous." read more
After a late-night session in the Texas Statehouse Friday night, the Senate passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country.
The bill could be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry as early as next week, NBC News' Charles Hadlock said Saturday.
If signed into law, the legislation will ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and put restrictions on doctors and clinics.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, spoke last night saying they will fight the legislation in the courts and the ballot box but Hadlock explains, "it’s about the only option they have right now.”