A Texan’s Take on the Inauguration

Senator John Cornyn
2017-02-01 08:22:15
The Lonestar Weekly The Lonestar Weekly About For Texans Issues Newsroom Contact A Texan's Take on the Inauguration I'm grateful to have had a front row seat to history in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the 45th President. And from my seat, I can tell you that while the festivities took place in Washington, D.C., I was pleased to see signs of our home state of Texas everywhere. After the Lone Star State entertainment at the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball and the inauguration ceremony put on by the Fort Worth event production company Encore Live, Texas shined in the 58th Inaugural Parade. Viewers from the stands saw performances by the Texas State University Strutters dance team, riders of Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, and former San Antonio Symphony percussionist Joseph Gonzalez, now in the U.S. Navy Band. With so much going on in Washington, law enforcement traveled from across the nation to keep inauguration-goers safe. The parade was protected by 45 of San Antonio's and 67 of Austin's finest, who were sworn in as deputy U.S. Marshalls to help with security. Also marching in the parade was Rooster, one of eight mustangs from the U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector, captured from the wild and trained to aid the Horse Patrol unit. For this historic inauguration, Texans not only got to celebrate the new Administration, but they were more than happy to lend a helping hand. I was proud to watch our new President be sworn in, and I'm even more proud to have done it while representing the nearly 28 million folks who call Texas home. Click here to watch the video. After the festivities, the Senate began the work of the 115th Congress. I cosponsored a bill to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. Families mourning the death of a loved one shouldn't be punished with a burdensome and unnecessary tax, which suffocates ranchers, farmers, and small business owners. After years of waiting, the Keystone XL pipeline was finally able to move forward. Texans will now have more access to affordable energy, and our country will have tens of thousands of new jobs and strengthened national security. This followed our vote to begin the process of finally repealing Obamacare and replacing it with real reforms that actually lower costs and improve care. These long-awaited accomplishments are just the beginning. I look forward to all we can get done for the American people with the new Administration and a Republican Congress. 517 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2934 Fax: 202-228-2856 Get Assistance This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system October 8, 2015. For more information please follow the URL below: newsletter.senate.gov/p/isqH2qVlNk Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: newsletter.senate.gov/p/osqH2qVlNk To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.

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A Texan’s Take on the Inauguration

I’m grateful to have had a front row seat to history in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the 45th President.  And from my seat, I can tell you that while the festivities took place in Washington, D.C., I was pleased to see signs of our home state of Texas everywhere.

After the Lone Star State entertainment at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball and the inauguration ceremony put on by the Fort Worth event production company Encore Live, Texas shined in the 58th Inaugural Parade.  Viewers from the stands saw performances by the Texas State University Strutters dance team, riders of Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, and former San Antonio Symphony percussionist Joseph Gonzalez, now in the U.S. Navy Band.

With so much going on in Washington, law enforcement traveled from across the nation to keep inauguration-goers safe. The parade was protected by 45 of San Antonio’s and 67 of Austin’s finest, who were sworn in as deputy U.S. Marshalls to help with security. Also marching in the parade was Rooster, one of eight mustangs from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector, captured from the wild and trained to aid the Horse Patrol unit.

For this historic inauguration, Texans not only got to celebrate the new Administration, but they were more than happy to lend a helping hand. I was proud to watch our new President be sworn in, and I’m even more proud to have done it while representing the nearly 28 million folks who call Texas home.

   

Click"here to watch the video. 


After the festivities, the Senate began the work of the 115th Congress. I cosponsored a bill to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. Families mourning the death of a loved one shouldn’t be punished with a burdensome and unnecessary tax, which suffocates ranchers, farmers, and small business owners.

After years of waiting, the Keystone XL pipeline was finally able to move forward. Texans will now have more access to affordable energy, and our country will have tens of thousands of new jobs and strengthened national security. 

This followed our vote to begin the process of finally repealing Obamacare and replacing it with real reforms that actually lower costs and improve care.

These long-awaited accomplishments are just the beginning. I look forward to all we can get done for the American people with the new Administration and a Republican Congress.

 

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