Senator Cornyn is Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and a member of the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees. He is also Vice Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee. Cornyn served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice and Bexar County District Judge. http://cornyn.senate.gov/
Last night, by a single vote, Senate Republicans barely blocked the passage of the pork-laden $410 billion omnibus spending bill.
In recent weeks, as the American people have continued to grapple with a slowing economy and instability on Wall Street, the response to calls for a sweeping economic stabilization plan has understandably been one of anger and frustration.
More than two years ago, now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues promised what they called a “common sense” energy plan to bring down prices at the gas pump.
Last May, three U.S. troops were kidnapped in Iraq, south of Baghdad, by al Qaeda terrorists. The U.S. military immediately launched a search and rescue operation.
One of the Bush Administration’s landmark legislative achievements, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), recently observed its fifth birthday. The law expires and must be renewed by 2008.