Listening to Texans

Senator John Cornyn
2013-08-26 15:48:37
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* *Listening to�Texans�* � Sen. Cornyn has been traveling throughout Texas during the August work period to meet with and hear from Texans. �Here�s an update on�some of the things�he�s heard: [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/El Paso Smart Border.jpg] �*El Paso Smart Border Roundtable* During a recent trip to El Paso, Senator Cornyn joined with El Pasoans to discuss�what is needed�to create�a "smart border", including boosted security and efficiency at our ports of entry to ensure safe trade with Mexico.� As our third largest trading partner, our relationship with Mexico has created nearly half a million Texas jobs and millions more across the country.� Read about the visit in The El Paso Times [link 1]�and see more pictures here [link 2]. � � *� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Mitchell Marcus.jpg]* *�Former* *High School Basketball Player Mitchell Marcus* Also in El Paso, he also had the opportunity to meet with Mitchell Marcus, a former high school basketball player, who made national news earlier this year with�the story of his remarkable game [link 3]. � � � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/UNT STEM Roundtable(1).jpg] *�UNT STEM Roundtable* Senator Cornyn had the opportunity to�visit the�University of North Texas in Denton, where he participated in a roundtable on the growing need for STEM educators.� He also had the chance to sit down with the Texas State Historical Association to learn about their efforts in educating youngsters on Texas history.�See more pictures here [link 4]. � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/TX State Historical Association.JPG] *Texas State Historical Association* � �Senator Cornyn regularly speaks with Texas talk radio hosts across the state.� He recently spoke with several outlets about his efforts to ensure the victims of the Fort Hood shooting receive the same honors and benefits given to their fellow soldiers killed or wounded in combat zones overseas. Click the stations to hear these recent interviews: �KLBJ [link 5], Trey Ware on KTSA [link 6], and Matt Patrick on KPRC [link 7]. � � � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Vania.jpg] *Vania, A Newly Minted Texan* In Austin, Senator Cornyn had the opportunity to welcome one of Texas' newest citizens, Vania. After 5 years of delays in the adoption process, Senator Cornyn was able to help her family finally bring her home from Guatemala. News Releases* *August 23: Cornyn Statement on Fort Hood Verdict [link 8] August 22:Cornyn Announces Start of Selection for United States Senate Youth Program [link 9] August 22:Cornyn Response to Texas Voter ID Lawsuit from Justice Department [link 10] August 20: Cornyn Op-Ed: Fort Hood Shooting Victims, Families Deserve Full Compensation, Benefits [link 11] August 16:�Cornyn Op-Ed: Obamacare and the Rule of Law [link 12] August 15:�Cornyn: Admin�s Misplaced Priorities Impede Meal Service For Wounded Warriors At Walter Reed [link 13] August 14:�Cornyn Op-Ed: Long Border Entry Wait Times Hurt Our Economy [link 14] August 13:�Cornyn: Make Delays Permanent [link 15] August 12:�U.S. Senator John Cornyn letter: Defund and repeal Obamacare [link 16] August 9:�Cornyn Op-Ed: Obama's Economic Plan Continues Tepid Recovery [link 17] �* 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 18]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 19]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 20]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 21]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 22] Texas Times Column* *August 5: Texas� Very Own Royal Heir [link 23]* *July 25: Experiencing Texas� Natural Beauty [link 24] July 1: A Day to Reflect and Recommit Ourselves to America�s Founding Ideals [link 25] May 24: Honoring the Fallen in Smithville, TX [link 26] April 23: Courage and Grace in West, Texas [link 27] March 18: Honoring Montford Point Marine Calvin Curtis [link 28] February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 29] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 30] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 31] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 32] �* �

Listening to Texans 
 

Sen. Cornyn has been traveling throughout Texas during the August work period to meet with and hear from Texans.  Here�s an update on some of the things he�s heard:

http://cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100107295.5396896.511&gen=1&mailing_linkid=83275
 El Paso Smart Border Roundtable

During a recent trip to El Paso, Senator Cornyn joined with El Pasoans to discuss what is needed to create a "smart border", including boosted security and efficiency at our ports of entry to ensure safe trade with Mexico.  As our third largest trading partner, our relationship with Mexico has created nearly half a million Texas jobs and millions more across the country.  Read about the visit in  and see more pictures  

 

 http://cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100107295.5396896.511&gen=1&mailing_linkid=83275
 Former High School Basketball Player Mitchell Marcus

Also in El Paso, he also had the opportunity to meet with Mitchell Marcus, a former high school basketball player, who made national news earlier this year with .

 

 

 http://cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100107295.5396896.511&gen=1&mailing_linkid=83275
 UNT STEM Roundtable

Senator Cornyn had the opportunity to visit the University of North Texas in Denton, where he participated in a roundtable on the growing need for STEM educators.  He also had the chance to sit down with the Texas State Historical Association to learn about their efforts in educating youngsters on Texas history. See more pictures

 http://cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100107295.5396896.511&gen=1&mailing_linkid=83275

Texas State Historical Association

 

 Senator Cornyn regularly speaks with Texas talk radio hosts across the state.  He recently spoke with several outlets about his efforts to ensure the victims of the Fort Hood shooting receive the same honors and benefits given to their fellow soldiers killed or wounded in combat zones overseas. Click the stations to hear these recent interviews: , and .  

 

 

http://cornyn.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100107295.5396896.511&gen=1&mailing_linkid=83275
Vania, A Newly Minted Texan

In Austin, Senator Cornyn had the opportunity to welcome one of Texas' newest citizens, Vania. After 5 years of delays in the adoption process, Senator Cornyn was able to help her family finally bring her home from Guatemala.

Social Media

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

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