How To Restore Trust In Our Criminal Justice System (TribTalk)

Texas has a reputation for being tough on crime. But our state has realized we also need to be smart on crime, because virtually everyone incarcerated in our state prisons will one day be released. So for inmates seeking help, Texas has partnered with faith-based and community organizations to provide educational opportunities and support systems to prepare them for life after prison. The goal? To help inmates get back on their feet, and to prevent them from spending years in jail as repeat offenders.

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Cornyn: Trade Agreement Would Give Boost to Texas Agriculture (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

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Recently, the U.S. Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation. If passed by the full Congress, this bill will give Texans a voice in upcoming trade agreements being negotiated with countries along the Pacific Rim and in Europe.

Trade Promotion Authority ensures the American people, through their elected representatives, have a say in what goes into — and what stays out of — U.S. trade deals with countries around the world.
As your representative in Washington, I am fighting for Texas agriculture, businesses and industries to have even greater access to new markets.

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A Second Chance to get America’s Health Care Right: Give Authority to our States (Fox News)

Health care reform has dominated our nation’s political and social conversations for the past six years. After the implementation of ObamaCare, it is clear the law brought radical change and real pain to our nation’s families, economy, and health care system. The promised “affordable health care fix” made things worse.

The pending King v. Burwell case reveals another interesting legal problem with the policy and text of the Affordable Care Act. As written, the federally controlled subsidies and employer mandates are not allowed, unless a state chooses them. Now the Supreme Court debates, behind closed doors, the question of state responsibility and textual intent to determine the direction of health care in America. The resulting Supreme Court opinion could dismantle the structure of ObamaCare and give America a second chance to get health care reform right.

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Cornyn, Cruz co-sponsor Bill to Roll Back EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan (Southeast Texas’ Legal Journal)

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has introduced legislation aimed at rolling back President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Co-sponsoring the bill are Texas’ two Republican U.S. senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Capito, a Republican and chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, introduced the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act, or ARENA, Wednesday, May 13.

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2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Start a Career (WalletHub)

The struggles endured in recent years by America’s young people pale in comparison to those suffered by their peers in Spain and Greece, where youth unemployment in excess of 50 percent has spawned great social unrest. Still, finding a job in the U.S. — let alone laying the foundation for a long and prosperous career — is far from simple.

But there’s reason for optimism among the graduating class of 2015 and the scores of young people so disillusioned with the job market that they’ve given up their search for employment. Not only do more employers plan to hire recent college grads in 2015, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, but hiring in general is also on the rise.

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Trade Deal Backed by Cornyn, Cruz is Blocked in U.S. Senate (The Texas Tribune)

WASHINGTON — Despite the support of nearly every Republican in the U.S. Senate, including both from Texas, economic legislation seen as key to President Obama’s legacy was blocked on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday.

Senate Democrats united against the proposal authorizing Obama to negotiate with Pacific Rim countries on a massive trade deal that has been years in the making. And the Obama-Republican coalition was unable to pull together enough votes to meet the 60-vote threshold to stop a filibuster.

Fifty-one Republicans and a single Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, backed the authorization. Forty-five senators voted to block the measure.

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