Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn: Families Should be Kept Together at the Border

‘We have to keep family members together and prevent unnecessary hardship, stress, and outrage. The good news is we have it within our power to find a better way because parents who are awaiting court proceedings shouldn’t have to do so separated from their children, and children shouldn’t be taken from their parents and left frightened and confused about where they are and what is transpiring around them.’   ‘In 2014, I introduced a bipartisan bill called the HUMANE Act with my colleague, Representative Henry Cuellar of Laredo, Texas. I plan to soon reintroduce an updated version of that legislation. It will include provisions that mitigate the problem of family separation while improving the immigration court process for unaccompanied children and families apprehended at the border.’   ‘I would ask our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to take a hard look at this bill and to work together to find a reasonable solution for this component of the crisis at our border.’   Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his plan to update and reintroduce his 2014 legislation, the HUMANE Act, to keep parents and children who’ve been apprehended at our border together while they wait for their court hearings. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below.   “Just like under the Obama Administration in 2014, we’ve seen a surge of unaccompanied...

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Cornyn, Peters Project Safe Neighborhoods Bill Signed Into Law

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) released the following statements after President Trump signed their Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a nationwide law enforcement program focused on the reduction of violent crime.   “Over the course of a decade, partnerships between federal, state, and local law enforcement have reduced crime rates and protected communities in Texas,” said. Sen. Cornyn. “I initiated a similar program while Texas Attorney General, and expanding the program on a nationwide scale will make our communities safer and help law enforcement and prosecutors...

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What the Defense Bill Means for Texas

John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019   Raises troops’ pay by 2.6%, the largest pay raise for our military in nearly 10 years Authorizes $158 million for military construction projects in Texas, including a new Basic Military Training dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland and a new warehouse at Red River Army Depot Prioritizes access to high quality public education for military children through increased DOD supplemental impact aid, especially for disabled military children Promotes justice for victims of juvenile sexual assault on military bases through the inclusion of a part of...

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview’s commitment to quality stroke care CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These...

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