Cornyn, Cuellar Praise Selection of Four Texas Ports for Public-Private Partnerships

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the Anzalduas Bridge, Cameron County, the City of Donna, Texas, and the city of Laredo, Texas were selected for Public-Private Partnerships. Our legislation, the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, permanently authorized the program. Investing in our ports of […]

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CORNYN: NEW FUNDING FOR TEXAS TO COMBAT OPIOID ADDICTION

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that more than $27 million in new grant funding will go to Texas to fight opioid addiction: “Families across Texas have had their lives destroyed by opioid addiction, an epidemic that millions […]

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Senator John Cornyn visits West Texas Food Bank

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) – United States Senator John Cornyn visited the West Texas Food Bank Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Cornyn was able to learn more about all the partnerships with local entities in Midland and how they address hunger and poverty in the Permian Basin. He also announced new legislation that aims to reduce food insecurity […]

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Officer Honored for Actions at Dallas VA

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Senator John Cornyn has awarded Dallas VA Officer Brandon Holloway the Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions at a clinic near the Dallas VA last year. On October 28, police say a patient at a clinic near the hospital got upset about his medication and tried to hit a clerk. They say the patient […]

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Senator Cornyn in Abilene to Present POW Medal at Dyess Air Force Base

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United States Senator John Cornyn is at Dyess Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon to award a Prisoner-of-War medal the son of a fallen veteran killed in action during the Korean War. While on base, Cornyn will also meet with Air Force and City leaders to receiving briefings about the, “positive impact Dyess AFB has on […]

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Cornyn plans bill aimed at reining in licensing rules

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Gordon Logan, founder and chief executive of the Sport Clips hair salon chain, has a quick test for anyone who thinks the myriad nationwide regulations governing occupational licenses make sense. “I ask them to tell me, are there more world-class hairstylists in New York or Des Moines?” Logan said. Those who pick New York are […]

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Cornyn meets with Corsicana civic, business leaders

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan, Navarro County Judge H.M. Davenport, and local job creators Thursday for a roundtable discussion on legislative issues that affect Corsicana’s economy, including trade, infrastructure, labor, and environmental regulation. “I listened to local business about what they need to continue to grow and prosper,” Cornyn said […]

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Cornyn touts bill meant to encourage law enforcement agencies to hire veterans

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn came to Fort Worth Monday to promote a bill that would encourage local and state governments to hire military veterans as law enforcement officers. He got a warm welcome from county and city leaders. “This is has been a military community for years,” Mayor Betsy Price said. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill […]

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Sen. Cornyn: Bright future ahead for Goodfellow Air Force Base

It’s been 12 years since the Department of Defense last realigned and closed military bases, but two powerful Texas Republicans toured Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo Monday and pointed out the reasons to keep the base around. Goodfellow AFB was officially established in 1940; today it is used to train airmen slated for […]

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Herman: 51 years later, a Texas serviceman comes home

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It’s amazing how so little can mean so much. Stick with me here and you’ll see what I mean. And you’ll agree. In 1966, exactly 51 years ago Friday, a B-57 piloted by Air Force Capt. Robert Russell “Bear” Barnett, 32, was shot down in Laos. He was listed as presumed dead, body not recovered. […]

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