Author: East Texas Review

Senator Cornyn: Doing Nothing on Obamacare is Not an Option

‘The work we’re left to do is hard, but that’s no excuse for not trying. Obamacare is hurting our country, and we have a chance to make it better and to right the path. So I remain hopeful and optimistic because doing nothing is not an option.’   Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform.    “For seven years we have promised the American people that we would replace Obamacare with something...

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Senator Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses Passes Committee

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation, the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), was cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK). “Many servicemen and women have been uniquely trained to drive large military vehicles and want...

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Cornyn, Cruz Introduce Resolution to Commemorate First Anniversary of Dallas Shooting

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a Senate Resolution to honor the first anniversary of the tragic attack on Dallas law enforcement on July 7, 2016.  The full text of the resolution is as follows: Honoring the memory of Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Sergeant Michael Smith, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Officer Brent Thompson, who were killed during the attack in Dallas, Texas, that occurred 1 year ago, on July 7, 2016. Whereas the horrific act of violence and hatred that occurred in Dallas, Texas,...

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Cornyn, Klobuchar Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes Judiciary Committee

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  The legislation strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human trafficking and provide resources to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials on the front lines of the fight against modern-day slavery.  Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), along with Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Orrin Hatch...

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Embezzler sentenced

 contributing writer Kelly Bell  Last December Grand Prairie resident Evetta Galloway Griffin pled guilty in the Northern District Court of Texas to charges of theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. On 8 June, she was ordered to repay $129,196 as restitution and to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on 6 September 2017. The case came into being when the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) received a notice from Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas that their contractor, the Child Care Group (CCG,) suspected one of its employees was embezzling federal funds. A joint investigation by the TWC, U.S. Department...

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