Fighting for Voter Equality and an Economy that Works

Senator John Cornyn
2013-08-09 11:06:55
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* *Fighting for Voter Equality and an Economy that Works* U.S. Senator John Cornyn authored two op-eds, taking a serious look at the Obama Administration�s overreach into Texas� voter ID law and poor handling of the economy. In the *Austin American-Statesman [link 1], *Sen. Cornyn argued that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama�s recent decision to go after Texas� voter ID law represents a disturbing trend of partisan politics being inserted into important policy decisions. *�And consider the current facts on voter turnout: According to a Census Bureau report, 68.2 percent of registered Hispanic voters in Texas went to the polls in the 2000 general election. By 2012, with an additional 747,000 Hispanic Texans on the electoral roll, the rate had risen to 71.2 percent. Meanwhile, the rate for African-American Texans rose to over 86 percent in the same period � the highest among all racial groups tracked in the Census Bureau report,�* wrote Sen. Cornyn. *�Unfortunately, these facts mean little to a politicized Justice Department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of Texas. As Texans, we reject the notion that the federal government knows what�s best for us. We deserve the freedom to make our own laws and we deserve not to be insulted by a Justice Department committed to scoring cheap political points.�* Read the full op-ed here [link 2]. After President Obama�s recent speeches on the economy, Sen. Cornyn wrote in the *Houston Chronicle [link 3]* that instead of championing genuine bipartisan growth initiatives, President Obama pushed the same failed policies of the last four and a half years. *�If raising taxes, raising spending, and stoking class warfare represented the path to prosperity, our economy would be booming. Instead, we've been suffering through the weakest recovery and the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Depression. That's the real Obama record,�* Sen. Cornyn wrote. *�We cannot spend our way back to full employment, and we cannot tax away our long-term debt problem.� The sooner President Obama and Democrats accept that, the sooner we'll be able to implement the long-overdue reforms that are needed to save our economy, save our entitlement programs, and save the American Dream.�* Read the full op-ed here [link 4]. News Releases* *August 5: Cornyn: Cancel All Contracts With Russian Firm Arming Assad [link 5] August 5: Cornyn Op-Ed: Someone to Speak For and Protect Sexual Assault Victims [link 6] August 2: Cornyn Applauds CBP Efforts to Improve Texas Ports of Entry [link 7] August 2: After House Votes to Remove IRS from Obamacare, Cornyn Calls for Senate Vote [link 8] August 1: Sen. Cornyn: West Victims Need Assistance, Not Another Working Group [link 9] August 1: On Senate Floor, Democrats Preserve IRS�s Power to Enforce Obamacare [link 10] August 1: Cornyn Calls on IRS Chief to Endorse Bill Removing IRS from Obamacare [link 11] July 31: Cornyn: Jones Nomination Indicates Reckless Behavior Rewarded In Obama White House [link 12] July 30: Cornyn Praises Defense Budget Cutting Funds for Russian Arms Firm Supplying Assad [link 13] July 25: Cornyn Responds to Justice Announcement on Texas Voting Laws [link 14] * 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 15]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 16]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 17]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 18]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 19] Texas Times Column* *August 5: Texas� Very Own Royal Heir [link 20]* *July 25: Experiencing Texas� Natural Beauty [link 21] July 1: A Day to Reflect and Recommit Ourselves to America�s Founding Ideals [link 22] May 24: Honoring the Fallen in Smithville, TX [link 23] April 23: Courage and Grace in West, Texas [link 24] March 18: Honoring Montford Point Marine Calvin Curtis [link 25] February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 26] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 27] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 28] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 29] �* �

Fighting for Voter Equality and an Economy that Works

U.S. Senator John Cornyn authored two op-eds, taking a serious look at the Obama Administration�s overreach into Texas� voter ID law and poor handling of the economy.

In the , Sen. Cornyn argued that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama�s recent decision to go after Texas� voter ID law represents a disturbing trend of partisan politics being inserted into important policy decisions.

�And consider the current facts on voter turnout: According to a Census Bureau report, 68.2 percent of registered Hispanic voters in Texas went to the polls in the 2000 general election. By 2012, with an additional 747,000 Hispanic Texans on the electoral roll, the rate had risen to 71.2 percent. Meanwhile, the rate for African-American Texans rose to over 86 percent in the same period � the highest among all racial groups tracked in the Census Bureau report,� wrote Sen. Cornyn.

�Unfortunately, these facts mean little to a politicized Justice Department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of Texas. As Texans, we reject the notion that the federal government knows what�s best for us. We deserve the freedom to make our own laws and we deserve not to be insulted by a Justice Department committed to scoring cheap political points.�

Read the full op-ed After President Obama�s recent speeches on the economy, Sen. Cornyn wrote in the that instead of championing genuine bipartisan growth initiatives, President Obama pushed the same failed policies of the last four and a half years.

�If raising taxes, raising spending, and stoking class warfare represented the path to prosperity, our economy would be booming. Instead, we've been suffering through the weakest recovery and the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Depression. That's the real Obama record,� Sen. Cornyn wrote.

�We cannot spend our way back to full employment, and we cannot tax away our long-term debt problem.  The sooner President Obama and Democrats accept that, the sooner we'll be able to implement the long-overdue reforms that are needed to save our economy, save our entitlement programs, and save the American Dream.�

Read the full op-ed

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Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill.

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