Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn Video: ‘Tax [Reform] Day’

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released a new video highlighting the positive impacts that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had on Texans and small businesses in the state. The video features three small businesses that Sen. Cornyn recently spoke with who have benefited from the law – C.C. Creations in College Station, Southland Hardware in Houston, and Robinson’s Family Feed in...

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Sen. Cruz Meets With Irving City Officials and the Port-to-Plains Alliance

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today met with Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer and other city officials, before meeting with members of the Port-to-Plains Alliance. In both meetings, Sen. Cruz discussed his efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations, and his priorities for transportation and broadband infrastructure modernization.   “It was an honor to meet with Mayor Stopfer and the Port-to-Plains Alliance here in Washington, D.C.,” Sen. Cruz said. “I share their commitment to remedying the infrastructure challenges Texans across the Lone Star State are facing.”  Sen. Cruz with Port-to-Plains Alliance    Sen. Cruz with Mayor Stopfer and Irving...

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On Tax Day, Democrats Call for Massive Tax Increase on the American People

‘Our Democratic colleagues, since they bet against the American people and bet against the economy, now are determined to eliminate that tax cut and to condemn our economy and our workforce to slow growth and anemic wages. We think there’s a better way.’   Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) highlighted a small business in Texas that has seen positive gains under the new tax code and discussed Democrats’ calls to repeal the recently passed tax cuts. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below.   “Recently I was in College Station where I met an owner of a small flooring company that said as a result of the savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, she was going to be able to hire additional employees, and invest in costly equipment, and get more orders from customers.”   “But if you needed a contrast between the positive, pro-growth message that we’ve been talking about in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the reflexive opposition to anything and everything here in Washington, DC, it’s our Democratic colleagues.”   “Our Democratic colleagues, since they bet against the American people and bet against the economy, now are determined to eliminate that tax cut and to condemn our economy and our workforce to slow growth and anemic wages. We think there’s a better...

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Cornyn Applauds Trump’s Response to Chemical Attacks in Syria

I’m glad this President has seen fit now, not just once but on two occasions, to punish the Syrian regime for such gross human rights violations. These actions are consistent with our values and the legal authorities provided to the president under the Constitution.’   ‘We’re grateful to our allies, Great Britain and France, who played a pivotal role in the mission and we’re also grateful to our uniformed military for its meticulous planning, flawless execution and courageous leadership.’   Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) offered his support for President Trump’s recent military action against the Syrian regime in response to chemical attacks on innocent civilians. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below.   “This action demonstrates American leadership in the face of gross human rights violations. And as we all recall President Obama’s redline, which was not enforced, which, indeed, is a provocation in and of itself.”   “I’m glad this President has seen fit now, not just once but on two occasions, to punish the Syrian regime for such gross human rights violations. These actions are consistent with our values and the legal authorities provided to the president under the Constitution.”   “I want to offer my support for both the mission that was carried out and the underlying objective which was to degrade Syria’s capability to research, develop, and deploy chemical...

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Cornyn, Manchin, Tillis, Harris Introduce Bill to Improve GEAR UP College Success Program

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Joe Manchin (D-VA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the GEAR UP for Success Act, legislation to improve the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), a federal grant program that seeks to increase college awareness, readiness, and success for low-income and underrepresented students.   “GEAR UP has a proven track record of success in inspiring and preparing students for education beyond high school,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This legislation reduces costs to free up time and money for grantees to focus on students and gives local leaders more freedom...

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