Pushing Back Against Government Overreach and Letting the Sunshine In

Senator John Cornyn
2013-03-15 14:05:47
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/AWB_1.jpeg] [link 1] *Click Here to Watch Video* [link 2] At a Senate Judicary Committee meeting, Senator Cornyn voted against the so-called �assault weapons ban,� arguing that the flawed piece of legislation jeopardizes the self-defense and constitutional rights of law-abiding Texans. *�The bill would infringe on the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families,� *Sen. Cornyn said*.*�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� � Sen. Cornyn�co-sponsored Sen. Cruz�s amendment to defund the President�s health care law. Sen. Cornyn has voted to repeal the health care law several times, and has led the charge to repeal the bill�s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a Medicare-rationing board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. *�Obamacare has driven up insurance premiums, caused employers to drop coverage, and stifled small businesses from expanding across the country. Texas should fight tooth and nail to resist what amounts to an unprecedented expansion of federal power from this Administration,�*Sen. Cornyn said.� *�Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with reforms that expand access and enhance care without adding trillions of dollars to the national debt and inserting Washington bureaucrats between Americans and their doctors.�* � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Sunshine Week_1.jpeg] [link 3] *Click Here to Watch Video [link 4]* In marking the nation�s ninth annual �Sunshine Week,� Sen. Cornyn spoke on the need for more government transparency, and wrote a blog post for *The Hill [link 5]*.� *�It�s a no-brainer: democracy only works when the public knows what their government is doing, and holds public officials accountable,�*Sen. Cornyn said.� *�The reason why Texas is a leading light in open government reforms is because not only do we have the right laws in place, but Texas leads because its leaders are committed to making sure the cause of open government is enforced and require government agencies to comply with the law.�� * News Releases* *March 15:�Cornyn Renews Opposition to UN Arms Treaty, Urges the President to Oppose [link 6] March 14:�Cornyn: Why Is Janet Napolitano�s Homeland Security Department Making America Less Secure? [link 7] March 14: Cornyn Statement After Meeting With the President [link 8] March 14: Impact of the Murray Budget on Texas [link 9] March 14: Sen. Cornyn Votes Against Flawed Assault Weapons Ban [link 10]* *March 13:�Cornyn Votes to Defund Obamacare [link 11]March 13: During Sunshine Week, Texas Once Again Leads the Way [link 12] March 13:�Cornyn: �Shocked� President Thinks There is No Debt Crisis [link 13]* *March 12:�Cornyn Statement on Borah Van Dormolen [link 14]* *March 8 :�Cornyn Questions Napolitano�s Leadership [link 15]* � 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 16]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 17]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 18]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 19]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 20] Texas Times Column* *February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 21] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 22] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 23] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 24] December 14: Tales of Christmas Past In Texas [link 25] November 20: A Message of Thanksgiving [link 26] September 14: Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 27] August 29: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 28] August 10: Back To School On The Texas Frontier [link 29] July 27: Don�t Mess With Texans� Hard-Earned Success [link 30] � ��* ��*��*

At a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Senator Cornyn voted against the so-called �assault weapons ban,� arguing that the flawed piece of legislation jeopardizes the self-defense and constitutional rights of law-abiding Texans.

�The bill would infringe on the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families,� Sen. Cornyn said.                                                                                                                                

Earlier, Sen. Cornyn co-sponsored Sen. Cruz�s amendment to defund the President�s health care law. Sen. Cornyn has voted to repeal the health care law several times, and has led the charge to repeal the bill�s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a Medicare-rationing board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.

�Obamacare has driven up insurance premiums, caused employers to drop coverage, and stifled small businesses from expanding across the country. Texas should fight tooth and nail to resist what amounts to an unprecedented expansion of federal power from this Administration,� Sen. Cornyn said. 

�Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with reforms that expand access and enhance care without adding trillions of dollars to the national debt and inserting Washington bureaucrats between Americans and their doctors.�

 

In marking the nation�s ninth annual �Sunshine Week,� Sen. Cornyn spoke on the need for more government transparency, and wrote a blog post for

�It�s a no-brainer: democracy only works when the public knows what their government is doing, and holds public officials accountable,� Sen. Cornyn said. 

�The reason why Texas is a leading light in open government reforms is because not only do we have the right laws in place, but Texas leads because its leaders are committed to making sure the cause of open government is enforced and require government agencies to comply with the law.� 

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