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  • GOP senators propose replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/02/2020 3:34:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and James Lankford on Wednesday introduced an amendment proposing to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal holiday to avoid putting the U.S. “further in debt.” Johnson, R-Wis., and Lankford, R-Okla., rolled out their proposal as an amendment to bipartisan legislation rolled out by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, last month that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday. “In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt,” Johnson said Wednesday....
  • GOP Senators Propose Scrapping Columbus Day, Adding Juneteenth Federal Holiday

    07/01/2020 6:21:36 PM PDT · by Borges · 78 replies
    NR ^ | 7/1/2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    Republican senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.) introduced an amendment Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The proposal, which follows last week’s introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill by Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) that would establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday, is aimed in large part at offsetting the cost associated with Cornyn’s plan. Each new federal holiday costs an estimated $600 million in paid time off for government employees, according to a Fox News report. “Throughout our history, we have strived to become a more perfect union and...
  • Truck-only mileage tax put back on the table by Texas senator (Cornyn)

    05/20/2021 5:23:33 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 121 replies
    CCJ ^ | 5/19/2021 | Jason Cannon
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Tuesday suggested using a truck-only vehicle miles traveled tax during the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on infrastructure funding. His suggested method would levy a tax of 25-cents for every mile driven. The mileage would be tracked via government-mandated devices that report the data back to the IRS. -snip- Texas Trucking Association President and CEO John D. Esparza noted taxing drivers a quarter for every mile equates to approximately $25,000 per truck that drives 100,000 miles a year – almost half the average salary for a truck driver. "Eighty-eight percent of trucking businesses in Texas are...
  • Report: John Cornyn Seeking ‘Compromise Language’ for Democrat Gun Control

    05/16/2021 7:53:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is still seeking “compromise language” for Democrat gun control, the Washington Post reported. On April 20, 2021, Breitbart News pointed to Politico’s claim that Cornyn was talking gun control behind the scenes with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Cornyn was having “quiet conversations” with Murphy for the purposes of “[finding] common ground,” Politico indicated. On May 16, 2021, the Post observed that Cornyn’s talks with Murphy are ongoing, saying, “Some Republicans, including Cornyn, have said they generally favor background checks and have been actively talking with Murphy about compromise language that would not go as far as...
  • Christie Headed To Texas For Big Donor Cattle Call (hosted by Karl Rove and John Cornyn Friday 5/6)

    05/06/2021 1:54:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 38 replies
    NJ Globe ^ | 5/3/2021 | David Wildstein
    In search of financiers for a 2024 presidential run, former Gov. Chris Christie will speak at a private donor event in Texas on Friday. The Texas Tribune reported that Christie is one of eight potential candidates invited to attend the meeting, organized by former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove and hosted by Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Christie will join former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Rick Scott (R-Florida) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina). Former President Donald...
  • SEN CORNYN’S UNPERSUASIVE DEFENSE OF HIS BADLY FLAWED “CIVICS” LEGISLATION,

    05/04/2021 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 4, 2021 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    As we have explained, per Stanley Kurtz, this legislation, coupled with the new Biden rule favoring education grants that push Critical Race Theory, is a disaster for America. It will result in the large scale indoctrination of America’s students in the teachings of BLM and others who despise America and its founding. Yesterday, the Civics Alliance convened by the National Association of Scholars issued an open letter to Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Tom Cole, the Republican House sponsor of Civics Secures Democracy. The letter appeals to them to withdraw their co-sponsorship, particularly in light of the new Biden rule. Cornyn...
  • Houston cops launch 'human smuggling probe' after 91 people - some with COVID - are found huddling together in two story home

    04/30/2021 6:46:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 April 2021 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    - Five women and 86 men were found crammed inside home in Southeast Houston Friday - Police were investigating suspected kidnapping when they executed a search warrant and found the people huddling inside the home - All the occupants are adults in their 20s and 30s; they told police they had not eaten in a while - Some of the people had symptoms of COVID, including fever and loss of sense of smell and taste Houston police were investigating a kidnapping report when they found what they believe to be more than 90 adult human smuggling victims crammed into a...
  • Pence, Christie, other top potential GOP White House contenders to speak at Texas donor event (hosted by Karl Rove and John Cornyn)

    04/30/2021 12:05:37 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/30/2021 | Brian Schwartz
    Former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other Republican leaders who are considered potential contenders for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2024 are planning to attend a private donor meeting in Texas next week. The donor gathering, according to multiple people briefed on the matter, including contributors set to attend the meeting, is being organized at least in part by Karl Rove -snip- Notably absent from the speaking agenda is former President Donald Trump, who has publicly and privately blasted Rove. The event, called the “Texas Victory Committee Donor Appreciation Conference,” is scheduled to take...
  • Sen. Cornyn to vote to confirm Garland for attorney general, despite policy differences

    02/25/2021 8:07:37 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 50 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 2/23/2021 | MARY DIMITROV
    He opposes Merrick Garland’s views on gun control and the death penalty, but Sen. John Cornyn of Texas plans to vote to confirm him for attorney general. -snip- “I’m sure he’s going to make some decisions that I’m not going to be happy about,” Cornyn said. “But I think he’s an honorable person.” -snip- Cornyn said he will vote for Garland despite these differences. “He’s probably the best we’re going to get,” Cornyn said.
  • FNC’s Wallace to Sen. Cornyn: Is It Helpful to Question Biden’s Mental Faculties?

    04/18/2021 11:56:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2021 | PAM KEY
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace questioned Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) over his tweet suggesting President Joe Biden is not in charge during this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday.” Wallace asked, “My question, is that helpful to be sending out a tweet questioning President Biden’s mental faculties?” Cornyn replied, “Well, Chris, thank you for the question because I think there’s been a lot of confusion in the Twitterverse about that. That actually was a quote from a Politico story that I pasted into a tweet, and then I simply asked a question.” He added, “What I’m trying to do is...
  • Politico: John Cornyn Willing to Find ‘Common Ground’ on Gun Control

    04/20/2021 8:17:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is reportedly talking to Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and is willing to search out “common ground” for gun control. Politico noted Cornyn was not comfortable supporting the current universal background check gun control proposals Democrats have put forward but could be open to more narrow offers.
  • Border crisis: Sens. Cornyn, Sinema to introduce bipartisan bill targeting migrant surge

    04/22/2021 6:34:04 AM PDT · by deport · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2021 | Brie Stimson
    A bipartisan bill aimed at blunting the southern border crisis will reportedly be introduced Thursday by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. The bill would address the Biden administration’s ability to handle the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, attempt to streamline migrant asylum claims in a "timely" manner and deter those unlikely to be approved and also "protect unaccompanied migrant children," according to The Hill.
  • John Cornyn: Hey, Let's Pass "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Piece by Piece and See if We Can Sneak It Past the Rubes That Way

    04/22/2021 11:57:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 4/22/2021 | Ace
    The Republicans who represent corporations and not you are back with a new version on comprehensive immigration reform. They think that if they just pass it piece by piece, you'll be too stupid to notice and too craven to do something about it even if you did notice. It's actually worse than you might first thing, because "comprehensive" immigration reform, in granting the racial-reconquista left everything they wanted, at least offered some money for border protection as a trivial, gestural sop to the right. But note that John Cornyn is ditching the idea of even any fig leafs of border...
  • Sen. Cornyn, Reps. Cuellar, Gonzales announce bipartisan bill to add immigrant processing sites

    04/22/2021 3:50:32 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 30 replies
    KXAN ^ | 4/22/2021 | Billy Gates
    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, along with U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and Tony Gonzales, R-Southwest Texas, introduced bipartisan legislation “to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border.” The bill, called the “Bipartisan Border Solutions Act,” would add four processing facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as provide funding to hire people to work at them. Lawmakers also want to add up to 150 more immigration judges to help with processing, and Cuellar wants the judges to be stationed in border communities. “The bill would create four new regional processing centers for high traffic areas during...
  • John Cornyn: Senate Should Pass Stand-Alone DACA Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2021 6:55:57 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/2021 | John Binder
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) says the United States Senate should pass an amnesty for illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a stand-alone piece of legislation. This week, as Breitbart News reported, Cornyn and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a meeting with 12 other Senate Republicans and Democrats to explore the possibility of giving amnesty to 3.5 million enrolled and eligible DACA illegal aliens. -snip- “I would like to find a permanent solution for the DACA young people. I’m no longer comfortable using them to leverage other immigration provisions,”...
  • Senator Collins: I Toured the Border. Cartel Members Taunted Us.

    03/26/2021 10:03:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/26/2021 1115 hrs edt | Katie Pavlich
    Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins toured the U.S.-Mexico border overnight with a delegation led by Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The trip continues through Mission, Texas today with a boat tour, but they've already seen the crisis first hand. At $6000 per person with 3000 crossings in a 24 hour period, cartels are making approximately 18 million a day. Townhall's Julio Rosas has been reporting from the border for weeks and has watched human smugglers bring illegal immigrants across the Rio Grande in rafts.
  • Chamber of Commerce: ‘Critically Important’ for Senate to Pass Amnesty

    03/22/2021 7:35:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    The United States Chamber of Commerce says it is “critically important” for the Senate to pass two amnesty bills that will pack the U.S. labor market with more foreign workers. Last week, the Democrat-controlled House — with support from 30 House Republicans — passed two amnesty bills. One of the amnesties would put about 4.4 million young illegal aliens on track for American citizenship while the other would provide green cards to up to 2.1 million illegal aliens claiming to have worked on U.S. farms. The Chamber of Commerce praised the House Democrats’ passage of the amnesties. In a statement,...
  • Democrat Dick Durbin: 'I think I'm close' to getting votes needed for DREAM Act

    03/21/2021 5:32:38 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | March 21, 2021 | Veronica Stracqualursi and Daniella Diaz
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that he thinks he is "close" to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance a key immigration measure that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. "I've been stopped by the filibuster five times from passing it. I had a majority, I didn't have 60 votes. Do I have 60 now? I think I'm close," the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday. Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, said he plans to...
  • The over used "Melting Pot" analogy for Immigration is Freeking Broken

    03/16/2021 1:40:53 PM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies
    The over used "Melting Pot" analogy for Immigration is Freeking Broken Here is why: - The heat is too low on the stove ( Reduced Pressure to assimilate ) - The Pot is smaller than you think ( Number of people that we can culturally absorb without permanently altering our base culture ) - The Pot is overstuffed & ingredients are spilling out on the counter ( We have way to many people trying to come in, Illegals are the "spillover" ). - The Pot is not being Mixed ( Self-Segregated Ethnic communities are not dispersing faster than they are...
  • Sorry, Democrats, You Can’t Blame The Border Crisis On Trump: The reason children and families are now flocking to our southern border is because of the Biden administration, plain and simple

    03/16/2021 2:53:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/16/2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    As the crisis along the southwest border deepens, Democrats have come up with a new spin: it’s all Donald Trump’s fault.Over the weekend, Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar, whose district includes El Paso, Texas, told CNN the rapid surge in illegal immigration since President Joe Biden took office “is not something that happened as a result of Joe Biden becoming president,” and that the increases date back almost a year, “during the Trump administration.”In an interview with ABC News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said something similar: the Biden administration inherited “a broken system at the border, and they are working to...