John Cornyn http://tpr.org en FEC Questioning Allegations Of Excessive Donations To Congressman Steve Stockman http://tpr.org/post/fec-questioning-allegations-excessive-donations-congressman-steve-stockman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Steve Stockman, o</span>ne of the leading candidates in 2014 running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. John </span>Cornyn,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is being questioned by the Federal Election Commission. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he commission</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has asked to clarify two sets of alleged excessive donations.</span></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:11:26 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24201 at http://tpr.org FEC Questioning Allegations Of Excessive Donations To Congressman Steve Stockman The State Of Texas Health http://tpr.org/post/state-texas-health <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This Week On Texas Matters:</strong></p><p>Texans like hearing about how wonderful and exceptional our state is, but a recent ranking of states based on health has the Lone Star State in a less than mediocre position. Texas was ranked 36th in the nation, down from 35th a year ago.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:34:22 +0000 David Martin Davies 23508 at http://tpr.org The State Of Texas Health Is Sen. John Cornyn Conservative Enough For Texas? http://tpr.org/post/sen-john-cornyn-conservative-enough-texas Being an incumbent ain't what it used to be.<p>Texan John Cornyn is the No. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:19:28 +0000 editor 23529 at http://tpr.org Is Sen. John Cornyn Conservative Enough For Texas? Cornyn Remains Skeptical Of Iranian Nuclear Deal And Sanction Relief http://tpr.org/post/cornyn-remains-skeptical-iranian-nuclear-deal-and-sanction-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. John </span>Cornyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">still sees "red flags" regarding the deal that was signed this past weekend that allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium fuel.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:10:25 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22854 at http://tpr.org Cornyn Remains Skeptical Of Iranian Nuclear Deal And Sanction Relief For Tea Party, Ted Cruz And His Father, Texas Couldn't Be More Red http://tpr.org/post/tea-party-ted-cruz-and-his-father-texas-couldnt-be-more-red <p></p><p>With a reverent tone, the people at the Floresville Community Center sang the patriotic hymn "America the Beautiful." It was a Saturday afternoon of singing patriotic songs and listening to a fire and brimstone political speech from Reverend Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.</p><p>"Outside of the Bible, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are the greatest documents ever written by man," Rev. Cruz said.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:59:26 +0000 David Martin Davies 20672 at http://tpr.org For Tea Party, Ted Cruz And His Father, Texas Couldn't Be More Red Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplaces Get Set To Open http://tpr.org/post/affordable-care-act-insurance-marketplaces-get-set-open <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> As we quickly approach the opening of the online marketplaces tied to the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, community organizations are promoting enrollment while those opposed to the law continue their fight against it. Also: Will there be political fallout in the state for not expanding Medicaid under the ACA? And why Texas has become the "Wild West" for electronic cigarettes.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:01:18 +0000 David Martin Davies 18476 at http://tpr.org Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplaces Get Set To Open Cornyn Presses President Obama On Backlogged VA Claims http://tpr.org/post/cornyn-presses-president-obama-backlogged-va-claims <p>Texas currently leads the nation the number of backlogged Veteran Affairs disability claims and <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. John </span>Cornyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> heard firsthand from Veterans about the problems they’ve seen related to the backlog when comes to awarding VA benefits</span>.</p><p>But according the Texas Veterans Administration’s Tom Palladino, a new system here in Texas is also leading the way for reducing the backlog.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:31:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 15303 at http://tpr.org Cornyn Presses President Obama On Backlogged VA Claims Citizenship Status Could Be Delayed With Cornyn Amendment http://tpr.org/post/citizenship-status-could-be-delayed-cornyn-amendment <p>The Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill is set to hit the floor next week with an anticipated lengthy debate and amendment process. One Texas senator is calling for a complete border security before many of the provisions in the bill can take effect.</p><p>Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, calls it the Results Amendment. It’s a long list of provisions that must be met before green cards and citizenship can be offered to undocumented immigrants. He said the key is 100 percent situational awareness of the southern border</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:14:55 +0000 Joey Palacios 12686 at http://tpr.org Citizenship Status Could Be Delayed With Cornyn Amendment Castro Predicts Immigration Reform Will Pass This Summer http://tpr.org/post/castro-predicts-immigration-reform-will-pass-summer <p>The so-called Gang-of-Eight are still working to hammer out an immigration reform bill, despite criticism from conservatives who call it a "bad bill."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio Congressman Joaquín Castro is looking forward to seeing a comprehensive immigration package this year. He said he believes the bi-partisan group will be able to meet the standards that constituents expect.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:50:50 +0000 Eileen Pace 10108 at http://tpr.org Castro Predicts Immigration Reform Will Pass This Summer Border Security Bill Calls For Increased Effort From Homeland Security http://tpr.org/post/border-security-bill-calls-increased-effort-homeland-security <p>Sen. John Cornyn and Congressman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, have introduced a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to develop a national strategy &nbsp;plan to secure the border.</p><p>The Border Security Results Act of 2013 would require Homeland Security to develop and implement such a plan within 180 days of its passage and report periodically to congress.</p><p>McCaul cited points of entry near Tucson and San Diego as secure crossings, but said the entire border needs the same reinforcement.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:48:16 +0000 Joey Palacios 9402 at http://tpr.org Border Security Bill Calls For Increased Effort From Homeland Security