Mr. O’Rourke Goes to Washington

In an interview with Texas Monthly in Washington last week, the freshman congressman from El Paso weighed in on border security, U.S.-Mexico trade, and immigration reform.
Tue April 30, 2013 4:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 27 to explain what border communities are asking for in the context of immigration reform.
AP Photo | Carolyn Kaster

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a former El Paso city council member, ousted eight-term incumbent Democrat Sylvester Reyes (who was backed by Democratic heavyweights including former President Bill Clinton) in a pitched primary battle last May. Now, 100 days into his first term in Congress, El Paso’s new congressman seems to be acclimating comfortably to life on the Hill. Texas Monthly caught up with the lanky, Ivy League-educated freshman in Washington D.C. on April


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