Lonestar Weekly: Texas Solutions to National Challenges

Senator John Cornyn
2012-11-16 08:56:53
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter Texas Solutions to National Challenges* Last Wednesday, I was selected by Republican Senators to serve as Assistant Leader of the Senate Republican Conference � a position often referred to as the "Whip." �I�m honored to be given this opportunity, and I�m humbled by the support I�ve received from my colleagues. �Much more importantly, however,�this means that Texas will have a prominent seat at the table in the important debates to come. Washington, D.C., can learn a lot from Texas. �While the national economy was shedding jobs, our state was creating them. �Without raising taxes or growing government, Texas has weathered the recession better than most states. �This isn�t a coincidence. �It�s the result of the small government and business-friendly environment we�ve worked to create. �It�s also a testament to the power of hard work and individual liberty. Where possible, I�d like to export these Texas values to the national level. �As Texans, we�re forever optimistic. �Where others see problems, we recognize opportunities for creative solutions. �The work ahead of us could not be more important, nor could it be more urgent. �The American people have chosen divided government, and I�m optimistic that the urgency of the moment will bring Republicans and Democrats together to do what�s right for the country. �For my part, I�ll keep working to make Washington, D.C., a little bit more like Texas. The Lonestar Weekly* Texas Times Column* *September 14:**�*Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 1] August 29:�*A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 2] *August 10:�*Back To School On The Texas Frontier [link 3] *July 27:�*Don�t Mess With Texans� Hard-Earned Success [link 4] *July 2:�*Remembering The Sacrifices Behind Independence Day [link 5] June 15:�*The Hero From Eden, Texas [link 6] May 24:� [link 7]*A Bittersweet Trip on the Honor Flight Network [link 8] May 14:*�Saluting Unsung Heroes: Military Spouses [link 9] April 30:�*The Hero of Cinco de Mayo [link 10] *March 29:*�Honoring the Life and Legacy of Hector P. Garcia [link 11] *March 14:*�The Texas Bluebonnet: A Blossom of Renewal [link 12] � News Releases* *November 16:�*Cornyn Statement on Tragic West Texas Train Collision [link 13] *November 15:*�Cornyn: We Need the Truth on Benghazi [link 14] *November 15:�*Sens. Cornyn, Warner Introduce Resolution Celebrating Diwali [link 15] November 14**:�*Cornyn Statement on Sen.-Elect Ted Cruz Selection as NRSC Vice Chair [link 16] November 14*:�*Cornyn Statement on Senate Republican Leadership Elections [link 17] November*�12**:�*One way to significantly honor our veterans [link 18] *November 5:�*Thousands of Ballots Unlikely to Reach Military Voters [link 19] October 22**:*�The Obama Economy Isn�t Working [link 20] October 19**:*�Cornyn to Pentagon: DoD is Shirking Overseas Ballot Obligations [link 21] � � � Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 22]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 23]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 24]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 25] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 26] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account.

Texas Solutions to National Challenges

Last Wednesday, I was selected by Republican Senators to serve as Assistant Leader of the Senate Republican Conference – a position often referred to as the "Whip."  I'm honored to be given this opportunity, and I'm humbled by the support I've received from my colleagues.  Much more importantly, however, this means that Texas will have a prominent seat at the table in the important debates to come.

Washington, D.C., can learn a lot from Texas.  While the national economy was shedding jobs, our state was creating them.  Without raising taxes or growing government, Texas has weathered the recession better than most states.  This isn't a coincidence.  It's the result of the small government and business-friendly environment we've worked to create.  It's also a testament to the power of hard work and individual liberty.

Where possible, I'd like to export these Texas values to the national level.  As Texans, we're forever optimistic.  Where others see problems, we recognize opportunities for creative solutions.  The work ahead of us could not be more important, nor could it be more urgent.  The American people have chosen divided government, and I'm optimistic that the urgency of the moment will bring Republicans and Democrats together to do what's right for the country.  For my part, I'll keep working to make Washington, D.C., a little bit more like Texas.

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