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  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • McConnell, Cornyn Push Through Voice Vote to Fund Planned Parenthood, Protect Obamas Iran Deal

    07/29/2015 7:49:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Sunday evening, something remarkablea little bit insider-y in Washington, but remarkable nonethelesshappened: The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his entire leadership team, and most of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate voice voted through measures to fund Planned Parenthood in its entirety and to help protect President Barack Obamas nuclear arms deal with Iran. The reason the voice vote is significant is because McConnell, especially, and his Whip Sen. John Cornyn, purposefully launched what appears to be an unprecedented effort to duck accountability for their votesand the votes of every...
  • Senate Resurrection of Export-Import Bank Goes to Divided House

    07/26/2015 2:34:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/26/15 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Partys most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week with House leaders divided over the moribund export credit agency. The bipartisan vote 67 to 26 broke a filibuster and allowed supporters to attach a measure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to a three-year highway and infrastructure bill, which is expected to pass the Senate early this week. The agencys authorization expired June 30, halting all new loan guarantees and other assistance to...
  • Senate Votes to Revive Export-Import Bank, Keep Obamacare

    07/26/2015 1:53:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 112 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/26/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    In a pair of losses for conservatives, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to revive the Export-Import Bank while failing to overcome a filibuster of an attempt to repeal Obamacare with more fireworks to come. The rare Sunday votes set the stage for the Senate to send a long-term highway bill tied to the Ex-Im Bank to the House later this week, but not before facing other gambits by conservatives, including a procedural vote forced by Sen. Ted Cruz regarding the Iran deal and an effort to deploy a maneuver akin to the nuclear option.
  • Senior Senate Republicans rebuke Sen. Cruz over his attacks on Majority Leader McConnell

    07/26/2015 12:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | July 26, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas each rose to counter a stunning floor speech Cruz gave on Friday accusing McConnell, R-Ky., of lying. None of them mentioned Cruz by name but the target of their remarks could not have been clearer....
  • Cornyn says Senate leadership wont block Export-Import extension (More Cornyn treachery)

    07/25/2015 5:45:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/15/15 | Sylvan Lane
    Despite his own opposition to reauthorizing the Export-Import bank, Sen. John Cornyn said Wednesday afternoon that Senate leadership wont block an amendment to revive it. This sets up a potential showdown with his Texan colleague, Sen. Ted Cruz, who vowed hours earlier to do everything he could to keep Ex-Im dead and buried. The 81-year-old bank supported American exporters with guaranteed loans until Congress let its charter expire on June 30. Conservatives called Ex-Im crony capitalism at its worst and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, led the Congressional charge to kill it. Ex-Im supporters have considered reauthorizing the bank through an...
  • Cruz: "I Thought That Popularity Was the Holy Grail"

    06/29/2015 5:47:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | June 29, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    NEW YORK CITY By his own telling, its been a lifelong struggle for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to rein in his self-described cocky nature. In adolescence, young adulthood, and now as a junior senator running for the presidency, he has rubbed people the wrong way and he is self-aware about it. When I was in junior high and a geek, I thought that popularity was the Holy Grail, Cruz said in a New York City interview with The Texas Tribune about his new memoir, A Time for Truth. And in high school, where I achieved some modicum of...
  • Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Misconduct With Student: Official

    05/29/2015 1:33:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct. Hastert was indicted Thursday on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and later lied about it to the FBI. The indictment said that Hastert was paying an unidentified...
  • 4 Texas Congressmen Say They're Backing Cruz's 2016 Bid

    05/21/2015 10:04:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 20, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign will announce the endorsements of four members of the Texas congressional delegation. Republican U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess of Lewisville, John Culberson of Houston, Louie Gohmert of Tyler and John Ratcliffe of Heath are all backing the state's junior senator on Thursday, according to a Cruz campaign news release obtained by The Texas Tribune. Gohmert had a specifically pointed statement in the batch of endorsements. "With a Ted Cruz Presidency, America will finally be respected around the world again as other nations will see a courageous and intellectual leader, NEVER wavering on principle, who stands...
  • Senate GOP Reject Democrats Compromise Trade Deal

    05/13/2015 12:40:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 5/13/15 | TRNS
    Thats not acceptable, Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said. The Senate Republican leadership has rejected a compromise bill floated by Senate Democrats, leaving a key trade bill at the center of the Obama administrations political priorities at a standstill. Senate Democrats had proposed a compromise on a trade bill earlier on Wednesday after blocking debate on fast-track authority for the president on Tuesday, which included a proposal to vote on a provision related to currency manipulation that would be included in a final bill, rather than all four bills the Democrats wanted included. Republicans quickly rejected that offer, and instead...
  • Cruz on Loretta Lynch: Absence is a no vote

    05/01/2015 5:04:04 PM PDT · by yuffy · 64 replies
    thehill ^ | May 01, 2015, 08:27 am | By Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thursday that his absence during last weeks confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch was the same as voting against her. There was no significance to the final vote, and I had a scheduling conflict, Cruz said, according to media reports. Under the Senate rules, absence is the equivalent of a no vote, the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. It is identical procedurally. Senators confirmed Lynch as the nations new attorney general on April 23 in a 56-43 vote. Cruz, a notable opponent of her nomination, said Thursday he abstained because a majority of Republicans had...
  • Another Texas Republican Took a Swipe at Ted Cruz. See How His Spokeswoman Returned Fire With These

    04/25/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 25, 2015 | Zach Noble
    The subtweet: Its how everyone from your neighbors kid to Justin Bieber chucks insults and criticism online without directly naming their target.Add Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) to the list of subtweeters.On Saturday morning, the Hill noted that Cornyn seemed to be lashing out at fellow Texas Republican and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz with the tweet below. FYI: Cloture ends debate only. It does not confirm a nominee. Otherwise a subsequent vote on whether to confirm a nominee is meaningless. JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 25, 2015 FYI: Cloture ends debate only, Cornyn wrote. It does not confirm a nominee....
  • 4 People Who Say Ted Cruz Will Never Be President

    04/04/2015 8:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 4, 2015 | Robin Marty
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his 2016 presidential campaign last month, making him the only current official Republican candidate for now. All of that is expected to change next week as Marco Rubio and Rand Paul make their own announcements, and likely push Cruz into the presidential background. But its not just me who believes that Ted Cruz has no shot of being the party nominee, much less the eventual President in 2016. Here are four pretty persuasive groups who also say that President Cruz is never going to happen. 1. His fellow Texas politicians Its pretty hard to...
  • Cornyn Wont Endorse Cruz in Presidential Primary - Cornyn - the poster child for RINOs

    03/24/2015 5:46:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/24/15 | s rumpf
    Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) will not be endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican Presidential Primary. As Breitbart Texas reported, Cruz officially became 2016s first Republican presidential candidate this week with a Tweet posted shortly after midnight Monday morning, followed by an announcement speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, was asked about his fellow Texas Senators candidacy in an interview with Politico on Monday, just a few hours after Cruzs speech. Cornyn cited the crowded primary field as his reason for staying neutral. You know, weve got a lot of Texans who...
  • Settling in as majority whip, Cornyn huddles with Cruz, hits Obama for stubbornness

    01/07/2015 10:01:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 7, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    On his first full day as deputy leader of the Senate majority, Texan John Cornyn blasted the president for ignoring public demands to collaborate more, and said he works far more closely with Sen. Ted Cruz than many people realize. We dont really know yet how constructive President Obama intends to be, Cornyn said, adding that this weeks premature threat to veto the Keystone XL pipeline doesnt bode well. The American people said in this last election on Nov. 4 that they are pretty disgusted with the status quo here in Washington. Obama has invited congressional leaders from both parties...
  • Oct 24th 2013: Three Ways McCaul-Jackson Lee Border Bill Weakens Current Law (October 2013)

    01/03/2015 1:32:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Oct 24th 2013 | Chris Chmielenski
    During his press briefing on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said that he's "hopeful" the House will move on immigration legislation before the end of the year. With House Republicans sticking to the mantra of border security before amnesty, it's likely the chamber will soon act on H.R.1417, the McCaul-Jackson Lee "border security" bill. Our legislative analyst Grant Newman has dissected the legislation, and he reports that the bill won't secure the border and even weakens existing law. THREE WAYS H.R.1417 WEAKENS CURRENT LAW 1) Secures only part of the border - The Secure Fence Act of 2006 requires the...
  • Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obamas Executive Amnesty

    12/24/2014 7:33:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies ^ | December 24, 2014
    Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obamas Executive Amnesty WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined an amicus brief led by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) and co-signed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Texas) in support of a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas against President Barack Obamas illegal amnesty. The brief is also co-signed by a number of members from the U.S. House of Representatives. Blunt also voted in favor of a constitutional point of order offered by Cruz and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (Utah) against the presidents executive amnesty. I agree...
  • Cornyn: Obama needs remedial civics lesson

    11/20/2014 1:50:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/14 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) blasted President Obamas executive order on immigration, saying the president needs a remedial civics 101 course to refresh his understanding of the Constitution's separations of power. There is an appropriate way to address this, and its not amnesty, Cornyn said on the Senate floor Thursday. This is really a terrible precedent.
  • Sen. Cornyn: Presidents Power Grab Poisons Prospects For Real Reform

    11/20/2014 6:36:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Wilson County News ^ | 11/19/14 | Senator John Cornyn
    WASHINGTON--U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor against the Presidents intended unilateral action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Video of his remarks can be seen here and excerpts are below: We are a nation of immigrants. And proud of it. Our rich, diverse heritage would not have been the same without the contribution of immigrants that have come from around the world. Contributions that have become part of the very fabric of our lives and our society. But part of what makes the American dream possible is the rule of law. It's our...
  • John Cornyn: Obama Executive Amnesty Unconstitutional And Illegal

    11/20/2014 6:15:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/14 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) denounced President Obamas planned executive amnesty as unconstitutional and illegal after the president revealed that he would announce his planned action on Thursday evening. I believe his unilateral action, which is unconstitutional and illegal, will deeply harm our prospects for immigration reform, Cornyn said on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.
  • GOP leaders warn 'impeachment' is a dirty word (Cornyn, Grahamnesty alert...)

    11/19/2014 12:12:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/14 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Senior Republicans worry that party could misplay hand on Obamas immigration action Republican leaders, anticipating outrage from their base over President Barack Obamas upcoming immigration move, have a message for their party: Dont use the I word. Senior House and Senate Republicans dont want their rank-and-file to even raise the specter of impeaching Obama, fearing it would give Democrats a message to rally around as the presidents party is split over the hugely controversial move. Ahead of the upcoming announcement, top congressional Republicans are trying to find the right balance between expressing outrage and overreaching, hoping that the battle doesnt...
  • Cornyn stresses prospects for cooperation with Democrats

    11/13/2014 2:49:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/12/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn, deputy leader of the Senates newly empowered Republicans, laid out a vision Wednesday for an era of cooperation a chance to restore faith in our democratic institutions after years of partisan strife. He promised Democrats a fair shot at putting their ideas to a vote a departure from the heavy-handed approach their own leaders took toward Republicans in recent years. He also warned that the new majority wont tolerate unilateral action by the White House on immigration.
  • Influence of Sens. Cornyn, Cruz soars but in different ways

    11/09/2014 5:19:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8, 2014 | Todd G. Gillman
    John Cornyn is the even-keeled insider. Ted Cruz is the brash, ambitious bomb-thrower. The GOP takeover of the Senate last week puts the two Texas Republicans in a white-hot spotlight and potentially a collision course. As deputy majority leader, Cornyns main task will be to keep the party unified behind an agenda and strategy set by the incoming majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Cruz, by contrast, wouldnt even pledge to support McConnell for the leadership post, before or after Tuesday nights sweeping victory. Teds going to be a leader. Hes not just going to be an agitator, said...
  • A coming Senate battle between Ted Cruz and John Cornyn?

    11/06/2014 5:55:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Nicole Stockdale
    Even before the Republican wave washed over the U.S. on Tuesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was signalling his priorities should the GOP gain control of the Senate. In a Washington Post profile last weekend, he was clear: No more Mr. Nice Guy. Republicans should use the new power to be as conservative and confrontational as the GOP-dominated House has been. Cruz said the first order of business should be a series of hearings on President Obama, looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the regulatory abuse, the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration. And in a...
  • GOP's John Cornyn Eyes Immigration Reform 'After We Get Majority'

    10/29/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 167 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    During a debate with Democratic challenger David Alameel, Texas Sen. John Cornyn said it is time to reach a "consensus" on immigration reform by "finding parts that we agree on," including providing children of illegal immigrants access to education. "I believe education is the way out," the Republican said. He added that the children of parents "who did not comply with our immigration laws are guilty of nothing," and "it makes no sense to condemn them to a minimum-wage job for the rest of their lives when they could produce so much more, when they could be so much more....
  • Latino Activists to Support Texas Sen. John Cornyn for Re-Election, Say His Immigration Reform

    10/29/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Olivia Demrinis
    Latino Activists to Support Texas Sen. John Cornyn for Re-Election, Say His Immigration Reform Plan Is 'OK Leaders in Texas said in a recent debate that politicians will need to compromise on immigration reform to be successful. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has been in office for the last 12 years, during which he has resisted granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States, many of which reside in his constituency. However, with Election Day for his Senate seat rapidly approaching, Cornyn seemed to be open to working with Latino leaders on this issue in a...

    10/29/2014 7:37:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is in line to be Senate Majority Whip if Republicans regain control of Congress next week, declared his support for the DREAM Act. During a KUVN Univision 23 debate with his Democrat opponent David Alameel last Friday, Cornyn said that he was a "strong supporter of immigration reform." Cornyn also said that illegal immigrant DREAMers who "are guilty of nothing other than coming with their family" should be allowed to "serve in the military" and "earn an American citizenship."
  • Conservatives ready to give leaders hell (Clean border security bill w/o Amnesty, H1B flood)

    10/29/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/14 | LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER
    Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including pure bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking to prove they can govern. Interviews with more than a dozen conservative lawmakers and senior aides found a consensus among the right wing of the Republican Party: If Republicans take the Senate, they want to push an agenda they believe was hamstrung by the Democratic-controlled chamber, even if their bills end up getting vetoed by...

    10/23/2014 6:29:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Texas' two Republican Senators disagree on what Republicans should prioritize if the party regains control of Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is considering a 2016 presidential run and is seen as the conservative voice in Congress, wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who may become Majority Whip if the GOP wins a net of six Senate seats this year, believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Cornyn recently said "that...
  • Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

    10/06/2014 5:41:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Incumbent Republican John Cornyn remains a near certainty for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Texas. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Texas Voters shows Cornyn with 50% support to Democratic challenger David Alameels 29%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 840 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on October 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • Cornyn demands answers on Ebola screening procedures (but doesn't support Africa flight ban...)

    10/04/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Friendswood Journal ^ | 10/3/14 | Senator John Cornyn
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the U.S. following this weeks first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas: Under current protocols, what specific events or indicators would justify an enhanced screening process by CBP? Is CBP currently considering additional plans to increase enhanced screenings of incoming passengers?, wrote Sen. Cornyn. I urge you to coordinate with the CDC to ensure that we are providing accurate, timely, and appropriate information to all passengers arriving into the United...
  • John Cornyn for re-election to Senate (because he'll be a Grand Conciliator...)

    10/03/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/3/14 | EXPRESS-NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
    We do not always agree with Texas Sen. John Cornyn, and, as he is in Senate leadership, its difficult not to lay some of the blame at his feet for the gridlock that has seized Congress. We recommend him for re-election nonetheless, based on a long record of achievement but also on a hope. Through his decades of public service to Texas as a state district judge, a state Supreme Court justice and attorney general, weve seen a John Cornyn who might not have been as comfortable as he appears today in the Beltways toxic politics. This, of course,...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Praises Blinns Role in Educating Texans (still MIA on Ebola in Dallas)

    10/02/2014 3:58:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    KBTX ^ | 10/2/14 | Blinn College Press Release
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) praised the role Blinn College plays in educating Texans Thursday during a visit to the Colleges W.J. Bill Rankin Agricultural Complex. The faculty and leadership at Blinn College are doing remarkable work preparing students and encouraging them to pursue their four-year degrees, Cornyn said. I enjoyed my tour of the Rankin Ag Complex, where students are receiving a top-notch education in and beyond the classroom. During his visit, Cornyn spoke to faculty and students about Blinns nationally-recognized Agricultural Sciences Program, which enrolls approximately 800 students making it roughly four times the size of any other...
  • Ted Cruz prods FAA for travel restrictions to keep Ebola out of US, though authority unclear

    10/02/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/2/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. Ted Cruz is pressuring the government to clamp down on air travel from West Africa. Citing the Liberian patient being treated in Dallas for Ebola, Cruz, R-Texas, wrote the Federal Aviation Administration demanding assurance that the FAA is doing everything within its authority to prevent the spread of this infectious disease. Public health authorities have insisted that a travel ban is unnecessary and potentially counterproductive. CDC director Tom Frieden reiterated the point this afternoon. But he and others also concede that screening in Liberia and other nations where Ebola is raging cannot detect or deter every infected traveler ...
  • TED CRUZ: Statement about Ebola diagnosis in Dallas (while John Cornyn is MIA...)

    10/01/2014 3:33:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Cypress Creek Mirror ^ | 10/1/14 | Ted Cruz
    Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:20 pm Community report U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement about the Ebola diagnosis that was confirmed in Dallas on Tuesday. All of us are deeply concerned about the terrible outbreak of Ebola in Africa and the fact that there is now one confirmed case here in Texas. Our prayers are with those who are suffering. Earlier today I spoke with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and she offered her assurances that HHS and the CDC are acting vigorously to take every medical step to contain and...
  • On immigration, Cornyn sees focus on border security in GOP-run Senate (Amnesty after E-Verify)

    09/29/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Republicans will remain focused on a security-first approach to immigration if they win control of the Senate, Sen. John Cornyn said Monday. Our Democrat friends want to eat dessert before they eat their vegetables on immigration. I just dont think thats going to work, he said. -snip- Is a Republican-controlled Congress going to pass a quick pathway to citizenship? No, he said. But would there be an opportunity to vote on once border security was addressed, once the visa overstay was addressed and an e-verify system put in place, is there way then to look at how do we...
  • Cornyn pleased with Eric Holders resignation

    09/25/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/25/14 | Kimberly Railey
    Sen. John Cornyn welcomed Attorney General Eric Holders planned resignation today, two years after calling for Holder to step down over a botched gun-trafficking sting. Unfortunately the American people, myself included, lost confidence in the Attorney Generals ability to lead a long time ago because of his continued willingness to put politics before the law, Cornyn said.
  • Holder Resignation Puts Focus on Senate Confirmation (Lame Duck Confirmation)

    09/25/2014 11:35:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/25/14 | Carl Hulse
    The announcement Thursday of the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. touched off questions about his replacement and the timing of any Senate confirmation, given the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate in January. Under changes in Senate rules, administration nominees need only a majority of votes to clear procedural hurdles, preventing Republicans from blocking an attorney general pick by denying the 60 votes usually needed to overcome a filibuster.
  • Cornyn takes lets make a deal stance on border crisis

    08/04/2014 12:28:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 8/1/14 | NOLAN HICKS
    Unlike many of his fellow Republican lawmakers, U.S. Senator John Cornyn sounded a conciliatory note when talking about the border crisis in San Antonio on Friday afternoon. He complimented the federal government on its response along the border and treatment of the children who have immigrated from Central America, said that he would be open to compromise on his controversial but bipartisan proposal that would require the children have a hearing before an immigration judge within seven days of entering the country; and added that he would not touch President Barack Obamas current policy that allows children of...
  • John McCain: Cornyn and I are Going to Introduce House Border Bill in the Senate

    07/31/2014 2:07:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain and Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) will likely introduce the House border legislation in the Senate, according to the Arizona Republican. Cornyn and I are [going to introduce] whatever the House passes, McCain told National Review Online Wednesday afternoon. I think thats what were talking about; we arent fully committed, but thats what were talking about.

    07/30/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A total 11 Senate Republicansincluding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)crossed the aisle to vote to advance Senate Democrats' border spending bill. Two vulnerable Democrats up for reelection, Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), joined 31 Republicans in voting no. 50 Democrats voted yes. The 11 Republicans who voted with almost all the Democrats are: Rubio and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to no. A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didnt even include the minor...
  • Cornyn No Lock for Leader if McConnell Goes Down

    07/23/2014 5:22:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 7/22/14 | Dan Riehl
    While Republicans are reluctant to speculate about the possibility of a Mitch McConnell loss to Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky this November, when asked if his number two, Texas Republican John Cornyn, was a lock for Leader if he does lose, it appears Cornyn may have good reason to look over his shoulder in the event that scenario plays out. Given that a McConnell loss would likely mean the GOP would have failed in winning a Senate Majority, it would seem a change in leadership might be in order. Some Senators also seemed to express concern that Cornyn would be...
  • John Cornyn is the most pro amnesty member of the Texas Congressional GOP in history (vanity)

    07/19/2014 10:00:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Amongst congressional border Republicans only McCain, Jeff Flake, Jon Kyl and Jim Kolbe are/were worse. Maybe Cornyn could fight Kay Hutchison for the title. The difference is Cornyn is taken more seriously. "Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) proposed to eventually send foreign workers home after their time in the program ended, like the Bush plan. But Kyl and Cornyn would require illegal immigrants to leave the country before applying for jobs. " When has a congressional Republican from Texas or another border state voted for or pushed amnesty? Cornyn in 2005 was the best...
  • Morning Plum: On immigration, the GOP is Ted Cruzs party

    07/17/2014 11:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | July 17, 2014 | Greg Sargent
    As Ive noted here before, the current crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has had one upside. It has forced the actual GOP stance on immigration out into the open, increasingly boxing Republicans into a position where their main solution to the broader immigration crisis is effectively advocating for maximum deportations from the interior, including of the DREAMers. Now, as the battle over the crisis continues to roil the political landscape, the point is being underscored by none other than Ted Cruz: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as...
  • Rubio, Cornyn Border Crisis Resolution Faces Criticism

    06/29/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Not all Republicans are thrilled with GOP Senators John Cornyn and Marco Rubios resolution calling on President Obama to take action on the border. (SNIP) GOP staffers, however, tell Breitbart News that the resolution is inadequate, as it is too weak and fails to address the idea that the the humanitarian crisis at the border is actually a crisis of lawlessness. (SNIP) It is facially weaker than Hillary Clinton's expressed position, GOP staff told Breitbart News. Last week the former secretary of state said that the U.S. needs to send a clear message and send the unaccompanied minors back to...
  • Cornyn Campaign Hopes Tea Party Strategy Will Help GOP Diversify (RINO pandering in Texas)

    06/24/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 6/24/14 | Killeen Daily Herald
    As Central Texas leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens make plans for a January education summit, they have an unlikely partner: Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. LULAC, the Hispanic civil rights group, has long clashed with Cornyn on issues, from health care to immigration. But they say they have found common ground on education. Its very unusual, LULAC Central Texas District Director Gavino Fernandez Jr. said of the partnership. Typically, Republicans dont reach out," he said. "They stay away from our community. Thats changing as Republicans eyeing the states shifting demographics increasingly invest in reaching Hispanics, African-Americans...
  • Don't Blame Us

    06/22/2014 3:57:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, Remember how President Obama and the Democrats mocked Governor Romneys predictions during the 2012 elections? It turns out, Mitt Romney was right. Mitt saw it coming. He warned the country about Russia, our biggest geopolitical foe, well before Russia began their belligerence in Ukraine. Mitt Romney also noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs desperately needed reform. His calls to action were mocked by liberals. Americans only recently learned that veterans in urgent need of medical attention were left on a waiting list; with some never receiving the treatment they were promised. Thats appalling and un-American. And there was...
  • Obama Nominates Castro In Spite Of Texas HUD Scandal

    06/17/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5/26/14 | Bob Price
    President Barrack Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on May 23rd in spite of his citys alleged misuse of funds from that same federal department. The acceptance of the nomination by Castro marks a departure in the navigational path of this rapidly rising Democrat rising star. The Washington Post reported on May 23rd that this move may signal the Democrats plan to turn Texas blue may be struggling under the leadership of Wendy Davis and Castro now needs to find another pathway to the top of a Democrats future presidential ticket....