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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) wears a mask during a news with other Republican members of the House of Representatives at the US Capitol on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liz Cheney
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Surrounded by tarp and bedsheets, Evelyn Hernandez, 15, and her sister, Daeslyn Hernandez, 1, keep warm by the glow of a camping stove on their family’s front porch following an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021. The Hernandez family lost power on Monday morning and are preparing for another deep freeze.  (Photo by Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post)
‘Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want’: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather
Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers.
BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 05:  Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried (R) attends a 'Women for Biden' drive-in rally at Century Village in Boca Raton on October 5, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Biden joined the Women for Biden drive-in rally to support her husband and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who was participating in an NBC town hall in Miami. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz lost the Indiana Primary to his rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices on July 29, 2015
on November 18, 2015 in New York City.
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