Area lawmakers losing clout

The shrinking Republican delegation in the House means getting things done will be significantly harder than in the past two years for the three lawmakers, said Craig Goodman, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

WASHINGTON - San Angelo's congressman is a close personal friend of George Bush's. That didn't hurt when U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway sought to protect Concho Valley interests or snag federal dollars for a local project.

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