Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fwd: Working For a Budget in Washington and Jobs in Texas

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From: "Senator John Cornyn" <newsletter@cornyn.enews.senate.gov>
Date: Jan 29, 2013 2:41 PM
Subject: Working For a Budget in Washington and Jobs in Texas
To: "Benjamin Warriner" <benjamin.warriner@gmail.com>
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> This week, I again cosponsored the "No Budget, No Pay" legislation, which would hold Congress accountable by requiring Members to pass a budget each fiscal year in order to receive pay.  Common sense doesn't seem all that common in Washington these days, but I think this is a sensible measure that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle can get behind, with strong support from Americans across the country. 
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> Texas families and small businesses have to budget, and so should their government. I hope my colleagues will quickly lend their support to this legislation, which will help get us back on a fiscal track where we no longer spend money we don't have.
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> This week, I also sent a letter encouraging the President to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. It has undergone more than four years of the most exhaustive environmental scrutiny of any pipeline in U.S. history, and just this week the Governor of Nebraska cleared the way for the pipeline to be routed through his state—one of the final hurdles preventing it from moving forward. Keystone XL will provide us with greater energy security, allowing us to tap into North American sources of energy and reducing our dependence on unstable nations in the Middle East.
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> Just as important, this pipeline would create thousands of jobs, many of which would be in Texas, where the pipeline would terminate.The positive economic impact for Texas would be staggering, creating $1.6 billion of direct investment, an estimated $2 billion increase in our total economic output, and nearly $50 million dollars of increased revenue for our state.
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> If the President is truly concerned about jobs, the economy, and energy security, he should stop stonewalling this pipeline and let it move forward as quickly as possible. 
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>  Fiscal Responsibility
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> There are several important deadlines looming, including the debt ceiling and the across-the-board sequester of agency funds, including the Department of Defense. While no agency should be immune to spending cuts, we need to be careful to ensure that our military's mission and our national security requirements dictate the Defense budget and not the other way around.
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> We have known about these deadlines for some time, but we have yet to see any leadership or proposals from the President that will bring both sides together to tackle these challenges. These are critical opportunities to answer the call of the American people and get serious about our nation's unsustainable debt. What we don't need is another manufactured crisis by the Obama Administration,forcing a 2:00 A.M. Senate vote. Nobody wants another cliffhanger that weakens public trust in our government or in our willingness to meet our responsibilities, and most of all no one wants another credit downgrade. It is time for the President to step forward and show real leadership that will get our nation back on a fiscally sustainable path.
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> January 25:Cornyn Statement on 2013 March For Life
> January 23:Cornyn, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge President To Approve Keystone XL
> January 23:U.S. Senators Cornyn and Cruz Joint Statement on Texans Killed in Algeria
> January 17:Cornyn Calls on Obama to Submit Debt Ceiling Request
> January 17:Cornyn Questions Holder Over Death of Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz
> January 15:Cornyn: Closed Door Meetings, Retraction Letters Can't Erase Hagel's Record
> January 10:Cornyn Statement on Nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary
> January 10:Cornyn Op-Ed: Why I Can't Support Hagel
> January 7:Cornyn: Hagel 'Worst Possible Message' for U.S. Allies in Middle East
> January 4:Cornyn: Partial Government Shutdown May Be Needed to Restore Fiscal Sanity 
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