John Cornyn

Government Shutdown Looms Amid Clash Over "Dreamers" Fate

In an announcement that will provide some measure of relief for T-bill traders and others who are skeptical about Republican lawmakers' ability to compromise with their Democratic colleagues, the Republican House leadership said Tuesday they would bring a stopgap bill to extend funding at its current levels - and preserve funding for a popular child health-care program - until Dec. 22.

An Army Of Lobbyists Is Coming To Kill Tax Reform

“I mean, over the next two weeks, especially when the Senate tax-writing committee puts their stuff out, they’re going to realize that this the biggest tax code rewrite since 1986 and it’s going to affect everyone..."

Decentralize The Gun Laws

"With a Republican in the White House, the anti-gun-control lobby smells a bit of blood in the water. Now is the time, they suggest, to pass national gun-licensing reciprocity laws forcing gun-restrictive states to recognize permits issued by gun-permissive states."

Frontrunning: July 17

  • Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not So Good About Trump (BBG)
  • GOP Leaders Brace for CBO Estimate on Revised Health-Care Bill (BBG)
  • From $2 Billion to Zero: A Private-Equity Fund Goes Bust in the Oil Patch (WSJ)
  • Turkey Building Up Army Base in Qatar, Erdogan Adviser Says (BBG)
  • U.S. Companies Have a New 401(k) Fix: Spend More (WSJ)

Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening Of Trump Travel Ban

“Judge Watson...ordered that the ban not apply to “grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States"...