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Former President George W. Bush Visits Texas Ebola Healthcare Workers

Former President George W. Bush visited Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to meet with healthcare workers who treated three Ebola patients including two of their own nurses. The former President came to the hospital to help celebrate the end of the 21 day observation period for many of the workers.

“The last five weeks have been a trying time for the city and residents of Dallas and especially the people of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas,” former President Bush said.

at Nov 9, 2014 6:54 PM
       

Texas Attorney General Abbott Receives Child Support Performance Award

Under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the office’s Child Support Division received an Exemplary Performance Award from the Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council (WICSEC). The award recognizes a state, regional, county or tribal program that consistently and comprehensively exemplifies excellence in child support enforcement. The award was accepted for Attorney General Abbott by Charles Smith, Deputy Attorney General at the WICSEC 2014 Annual Training Conference in San Diego, California.   Read more »

at Nov 3, 2014 4:58 PM
       

Accountability Needed for HHS Response to Ebola Crisis

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Friday, joined by all 24 Texas House Republicans expressing concern about how existing public health resources were used in response to the outbreak of Ebola in the United States.

“In fact, of the $10.8 billion the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates it spent in FY 2014, almost $1.4 billion went to

at Nov 3, 2014 8:04 AM
       

State Department Considering Plan to Transport and Admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into US for Treatment

On Wednesday I learned that the U.S. Department of State is considering a plan to transport and admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. This plan calls for the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs to allow non-U.S. citizens who are infected with Ebola to enter the United States even though under existing law non-U.S. citizens with communicable diseases of public health significance are not allowed to enter the country. The Administration has repeatedly refused to enforce

at Nov 1, 2014 4:14 PM
       

Sam Johnson Congratulates 2014 CVC Veteran Honorees

As Veterans Day nears, I am pleased to announce the nine Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on November 1st. Keynote speaker Alvin Townley, best-selling author of Defiant, will serve as keynote speaker and hold a book-signing after the awards ceremony.

I’d like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to this year’s nine veteran honorees. These men represent all five branches of our Armed Services, but more importantly they represent several generations of faithful service to the protection of our Great Nation. I look forward to

at Oct 31, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Webelos Citizen Badge

On Wednesday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting with young Cub and Boy Scouts from the 32nd Congressional District to discuss the importance of being active citizens and young leaders in the community. These young scouts met with me to earn their Citizens Badge in order to complete the requirements for their Webelos Badge. As a proud Eagle Scout, I always enjoy meeting with scouts, serving as a mentor throughout their scouting journey, and discussing the importance of service, character, and courage.   Read more »

at Oct 31, 2014 2:01 PM
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Houston Mayor Rescinds Subpoenas of Pastors

Mayor Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, rescinded the subpoenas sent to five Houston area pastors. The subpoenas originally demanded all sermons and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).   Read more »

at Oct 31, 2014 11:55 AM
       

Congress must stand against a deal with Iran

All eyes have been on the terrorist army Islamic State (IS) as it slaughters its way through the Middle East. IS is the most infamous villain on the world stage today, leaving Americans more fearful than ever about an attack on the homeland. With shocking headlines of beheadings and mass graves, it seems IS has stolen the spotlight from another world villain, the largest state sponsor of terrorism: Iran.   Read more »

at Oct 31, 2014 9:26 AM
       

Ebola Crisis At Home

Photo Courtesy of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

I want to update you on what I have been doing regarding Ebola in America. I am grateful our prayers have been answered and the two brave nurses who treated the first Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been found to be Ebola free. Unfortunately, we have not solved the Ebola crisis yet.   Read more »

at Oct 29, 2014 5:16 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Invites VA Secretary to South Texas to Meet with Valley Veterans

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald to invite him to visit the Rio Grande Valley to hear firsthand from South Texas veterans about the need for a full-service inpatient health care facility in the region:

I have introduced legislation to direct the VA Secretary to put a full-service inpatient health care facility in the South Texas VA Health Care Center in Harlingen, Texas. This bill would require the VA Secretary to include in the VA’s annual Strategic Capital Investment Planning process the resources necessary to expand the existing facility to provide

at Oct 25, 2014 12:00 PM
       

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