Cornyn Previews El Paso, Laredo, Austin, and Abilene Travel Next Week

In: All News   Posted 04/11/2019

Discusses Upcoming Constituent Meetings on Education, Preventing Child Abuse, and Defense

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) previewed some of his meetings with constituents and events in Texas for the upcoming state work period.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Some of the things I’ll be talking about as I travel from El Paso to Laredo include the GEAR UP for Success Act with students, teachers, and school administrators. GEAR UP seeks to increase college and career readiness for underrepresented and low-income students… This legislation would allow school districts to better cater to their students' specific needs rather than using a one-size-fits-all program, and it would reduce the local cost-share required by half. I’m eager to hear from my constituents in El Paso and Laredo and talk about what else we can do in Washington to promote college and career readiness.”

“I’ll also take some time to visit…Austin to discuss the Jenna Quinn law. This would allow grants to train students and teachers and caregivers on identifying and reporting child sexual abuse. The bill's named for a courageous Texan and modeled after successful reforms in my state, and it's another great example of how we're working to bring the successful Texas model to the national level.”

“And finally, I’ll visit Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas… for a briefing on their latest operations and recent news from the Air Force that Dyess will be receiving the B-21, the next generation of strategic bombers. Dyess is the most dynamic bomber base in the country and I’m glad the Air Force has chosen the future home for the B-21 squadrons as well as weapons instructions courses and test squadrons. It just makes a lot of sense.”

“These conversations drive my work here in the Senate and I’m eager to get more feedback on how these bills could make positive changes in their lives and in the lives of all of my constituents in the state.”