Off and Running

Senator John Cornyn
2018-01-06 18:02:39
The Lonestar Weekly The Lonestar Weekly About For Texans Issues Newsroom Contact A Look Back on 2017 Now that we've said goodbye to 2017, I'd like to highlight some of the accomplishments the Senate made this past year, and what they mean for Texans. First, I'm proud to have worked alongside my fellow Texans in Congress to help secure roughly $30 billion for recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. But I'm even more proud of the way that ordinary Texans responded to their neighbors in need. They weren't waiting around for Washington to act first. In keeping with the extraordinary Texas spirit, they stepped up to help their neighbors, their community, and their state. Click here to view Off and Running, a video look back at 2017. Just before Christmas, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a historic overhaul of the tax code and the first in more than three decades. The legislation provides tax relief to working families and small businesses, and will help grow the economy and add jobs. Because of this law, companies like Southwest Airlines and Texas Capital Bank have given or are planning to give their employees bonuses, and Toyota is doubling down on its investment in Texas and planning to add new jobs. There was also other important legislation that we passed with significant impact. One is a bill I championed called the PROTECT Our Children Act, which reauthorizes law enforcement task forces that combat child exploitation online. Another was a bill that combats elder abuse, and a third assists police departments in hiring military veterans. In addition to confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, we confirmed 18 men and women to the federal bench, setting a record for appellate judges confirmed during a president's first year in office. Two of them, Jim Ho and Don Willett, will serve Texans on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Last year, we made important strides, but our work is just beginning. Many Texans are still knocking at the door of greater prosperity, and I hope we continue to open that door wider this year. 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/isVWfeBomN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: newsletter.senate.gov/p/osVWfeBomN 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 Look Back on 2017

Now that we’ve said goodbye to 2017, I’d like to highlight some of the accomplishments the Senate made this past year, and what they mean for Texans.

First, I’m proud to have worked alongside my fellow Texans in Congress to help secure roughly $30 billion for recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. But I’m even more proud of the way that ordinary Texans responded to their neighbors in need. They weren't waiting around for Washington to act first. In keeping with the extraordinary Texas spirit, they stepped up to help their neighbors, their community, and their state.

Click"here to view Off and Running, a video look back at 2017.

Just before Christmas, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a historic overhaul of the tax code and the first in more than three decades. The legislation provides tax relief to working families and small businesses, and will help grow the economy and add jobs. Because of this law, companies like Southwest Airlines and Texas Capital Bank have given or are planning to give their employees bonuses, and Toyota is doubling down on its investment in Texas and planning to add new jobs.

There was also other important legislation that we passed with significant impact. One is a bill I championed called the PROTECT Our Children Act, which reauthorizes law enforcement task forces that combat child exploitation online. Another was a bill that combats elder abuse, and a third assists police departments in hiring military veterans.

In addition to confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, we confirmed 18 men and women to the federal bench, setting a record for appellate judges confirmed during a president's first year in office. Two of them, Jim Ho and Don Willett, will serve Texans on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Last year, we made important strides, but our work is just beginning. Many Texans are still knocking at the door of greater prosperity, and I hope we continue to open that door wider this year.

                  

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