When the Deepwater Horizon undersea oil rig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year, adjacent Texas had an advantage no other coastal state can claim – an oil spill response program with prepositioned equipment, expertise and most importantly, well-rehearsed plans for protecting our state*s waters. On Monday, March 21, the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program […]
We are disappointed to learn that Texas will likely resort to using its rainy day fund this early in the legislative session. Legislators in both the House and Senate should heed Speaker Straus’ commitment to continue looking for budget savings that will reduce any draw on the rainy day fund. Having partially depleted the rainy […]
Despite being the nation’s number one natural disaster, statistics continue to show that most people ignore the risks associated flooding and do not purchase flood insurance. In Texas, only eight percent of households have flood insurance. Out of more than eight million Texas households, just over half a million have purchased flood insurance policies through […]
The American people have repeatedly called for Washington to cut spending now, yet Senate Democrats refuse to listen. President Obama is off campaigning, Vice President Biden is traveling 10,000 miles away, and congressional Democrats proposed a bill with meager spending cuts that included more failed stimulus spending, ObamaCare funding, taxpayer money for cowboy poetry festivals, and […]
This measure is critical to ending the Obama Administration’s energy takeover as they continue to force their command and control agenda on states through backdoor EPA regulations, which are crippling businesses and economic development throughout the nation. The EPA has enacted rules on greenhouse gases which the Congress never intended. Unfortunately, Texas is no stranger […]
This continuing resolution is a small step in the right direction and I am pleased that my Democratic colleagues joined Republicans in supporting much needed spending cuts. Now, we must build on this and work together in a bipartisan fashion to craft a long-term extension that seriously reins in out-of-control federal spending.
For nearly nine months the Obama Administration has refused to approve any new deepwater Gulf permits, which affects thousands of workers, an entire region’s economy, and our nation’s energy security. Multiple uprisings across the Middle East threaten the world’s oil supply and oil prices are rapidly increasing worldwide. Gulf Coast companies have done their part, […]
I commend my colleagues in the House for introducing a reasonable, common sense measure that not only allows the federal government to continue operating, but also moves the budget in the right direction. The American people told us that our nation’s out-of-control debt is not acceptable and this effort is a small down payment on […]
The Texas Public Policy Foundation welcomes the Texas Senate’s overwhelming vote in favor of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Today’s vote demonstrates that Texas legislators are heeding the American people’s call for a revival of constitutional limitations on federal power. The Senate resolution calls on the U.S. Congress to propose a constitutional […]
Yesterday’s brazen attack on two U.S. ICE agents in Mexico is an alarming reminder that Americans are not immune to the escalating violence south of our border. As Secretary Napolitano has said, we count an attack on an ICE agent as an attack on all who serve this country and put their lives on the […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement …
AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation praised Gov. Rick Perry’s “State of the State” address today, noting that several of the policy priorities he mentioned in his remarks mirror recommendations in the Foundation’s “Keeping Texas Competitive” program. “The challenges Texas faces today are considerable but we have shown before that we can emerge stronger […]
U.S. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Congressman Henry Cuellar, (TX-28), released the following statements today after the Senate approved the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Saldaña of Laredo to be District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas:
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today encouraged Texans to nominate individuals for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors, which recognizes and honors those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness. Citizen Service Before Self Honors are unique because they are presented to unsung heroes by our nation’s most honored heroes—the fewer than […]
Once again, THANK YOU to the Ennis Daily News, which generously gives space to Treats for Troops for each of the four annual shipments to U.S. soldiers. The Ennis Daily News repeatedly informs its readers of shipping dates and the mission to fulfill the simple requests of U.S. soldiers serving in harm’s way. Thank you for always printing the list of Most Requested Items by Soldiers, as well as, the blank Address Forms used by family and friends to include soldiers in Treats for Troops shipments.
I am grateful to the voters of Ellis County and humbled by the results of Tuesday’s countywide election. Thank you for placing your confidence and trust in me to serve as your next 40th District Court Judge.