All statements involving John Cornyn
Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster."
Says veterans’ disability claims backlog doubled in Obama’s first term.
Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II.
Says lawyer appointed by Eric Holder to investigate government leaks helped and donated to Obama's campaign, vetting vice presidential prospects.
Congressional Budget Office "says 8 (percent) unemployment till 2014!"
"Fifty-one percent -- that is, a majority of American households -- paid no income tax in 2009. Zero. Zip. Nada."
Says that during the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the U.S. detained people from nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism on the southwestern border.
"All but one of the 50 states already have some form of a balanced budget amendment in their state constitutions."
Says Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas, is "the largest military installation in the free world."
A defense bill "includes language that would require military hospitals to provide abortions on demand."
On hearings about automatic citizenship provision in U.S. Constitution.
"Taxpayer money will provide iPod Touch devices to high school students in Utah, BlackBerry smart phones to smokers who kick the habit and funding for a study of exotic ants in East Africa."
"There have been 30 published polls in this election cycle and Harry Reid's been trailing in every single one."
"Sen. McConnell offered a fully paid two-month extension of unemployment insurance."
"Across the country, more than half of the U.S. attorney seats remain without a prosecutor chosen by Obama."
Says the Arizona immigration law "expressly bans racial profiling."
On the importance of judicial experience for Supreme Court nominees.
"Ms. Kagan has spent her entire professional career in Harvard Square, Hyde Park and the D.C. Beltway."
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