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Sen. John Cornyn visiting Valley next week

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will hold an event at the Anzalduas International Bridge on Wednesday, April 12, according to an invitation for the event. The visit is part of the two-week Congressional recess, during which Cornyn will be traveling across the state. His team is still finalizing travel details. As of now it is […]

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EDITORIAL: Cornyn Bill on Gun Safety, Mental Health Worth a Full Hearing (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Plenty of critics will line up to take shots at a newly filed bill by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn that would both increase efficiency of the federal background check system on gun buyers while helping individuals suffering mental illness find treatment more easily, rather than spiraling out of control and possibly resorting to gun violence.

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COMMENTARY: New Human Trafficking Law Will Help More Victims (The Monitor)

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, plain and simple. Sadly, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Texas has the second-highest number of reported incidents of human trafficking in the country. While this horrific underground industry has been hidden for years in plain sight, the good news is that efforts to fight it are growing across the nation and Texas is on the front lines.

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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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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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Statement From Senator Cornyn On Army Granting Full Purple Heart Benefits To Fort Hood Attack Victim (Political News)

“Last week’s ceremony was an important step toward honoring the heroes of that day, and I am pleased the Army has moved swiftly to ensure the Fort Hood Purple Heart recipients will receive all the benefits for which they are eligible.”

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