Senator John Cornyn, who was elected in 2002, spoke to San Antonio’s business and community leaders during the SA to DC trip and covered a wide range of topics.

Senator Cornyn told our delegation that “San Antonio is what I still consider home, even though I live in Austin.” He discussed his history with our city, revealing that he came to San Antonio when he was in high school because his father was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. Senator Cornyn added that our city has been very good to him, because he graduated from Trinity University and meet his wife in San Antonio.

Cornyn spoke about a variety of issues facing Texas and the U.S., like the importance of filling a Supreme Court vacancy, reviewing existing regulations, and updating NAFTA.

He closed his speech by complimenting how the state of Texas prospered economically while the rest of the U.S. was experiencing the recession of 2008. Senator Cornyn stressed that Texas is “the engine” that pulls the U.S. economy and that he does not want to do anything that stops Texas from continuing to play this role.

You can watch his full speech in the video below.

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