A handful of Democrats on Tuesday asked the House Business and Industry Committee to support a package of bills that would increase the minimum wage in Texas.
It was a watershed election for Republicans across the nation in November, taking control of both houses of congress and taking many governor seats as well.
Democrats won enough races to keep a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate.
Saturday night's Wichita County and MSU Democrats dinner welcomed two special guests as the key speakers.
The President and Democrats are looking to push a wage hike through, but Republicans are resisting.
Many experts feel that the Healthcare.gov website has become a big political problem for the President and Democrats - one the Republicans hope to capitalize on.
President Obama is once again heading out Friday on the tax-hike campaign trail as top Democratic lawmakers appear willing to play chicken with Republicans on the looming fiscal crisis.