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No to Midland Road Bonds

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Let me begin with the statement that I think we need to do something about the road problems here in Midland.

However, I must oppose the upcoming bond for two reasons.

Sessions Testifies to Advocate for Down Syndrome Research

I released the following statement after testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies during their hearing on the importance of Down syndrome research:

Texas Tech Peace Officer Floyd East, Jr.

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Officer Floyd East, Jr., of the Texas Tech Police Department recently responded to a routine student welfare check at the dormitory. Callers reported a 19- year-old individual named Hollis Daniels, who was acting erratically and potentially had a weapon. 

Cornyn: CFPB Arbitration Rule Hurts Consumers

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Recently on the Senate floor, I urged my colleagues to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule banning the use of arbitration. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here

Seeking Jesus Part III In The Holy Land

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What a better way to Seek Jesus than to renew our Baptismal vows in the Holy Land. Again I will point out that everything I experienced was nothing what I expected. Before arriving to our destination at the Jordan River where Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, we were able to see along our route the security fence that divides Israel and Jordan.

Texas Alliance for Life Praises Pro-Life Legislative Accomplishments of Speaker Straus and House State Affairs Chairman Cook

Today, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced that he would not seek re-election for his Texas House of Representatives seat in House District 121. 

Houston Astros Make It Happen!

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It is the seventh game of the American League Championship Series. After being down three games to two, the Astros, who dedicated their season to the people of Houston, had tied the ALCS three to three against the powerful New York Yankees.

The winner goes to the World Series against the mighty Dodgers. It is the top of the ninth inning in Houston 

An Earmark By Any Other Name Is Still an Earmark

You've heard "trust but verify" from none other than Ronald Reagan, no doubt.  The Tea Party movement taught us to do that, and I hope you still are.  Especially in the case of John Culberson, my congressman.

Agricultural Labor Shortages Threaten America’s Economy and National Security

With the United States experiencing rapid economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate it has seen in sixteen years, labor shortages in several American industries pose one of the most significant threats to our nation’s continued economic prosperity.

Texas House Panel to Study Economic Competitiveness

In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and what kind of policies should be rejected – in order to keep this state a vibrant economic powerhouse for decades to come.

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