Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Who Represents Texas?

The US Senators for Texas are currently Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn. My representatives are Congressman Bill Flores and Congressman John Carter. I will be discussing only Senator Cruz and Congressman Carter today.

Senator Ted Cruz was elected the 34th US Senator in 2012. He lives with his two daughters and wife Heidi in Houston Texas. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, as well as high honors from Harvard. During his private practice, “Ted has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Senator Cruz is a proponent of limited government, the constitution, and economic growth. He is on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Rules and Administrations, and the Joint Economic Committee. The Senator is also adamant that Obamacare be repealed. He state bluntly that, “ The fight against Obamacare must continue in the face of Washington’s apathy. That is where my attention will remain focused”

Congressman John Carter was elected in 2014 to his seventh term. He is chairman of Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, and co-chairman of the Bipartisan House Army Caucus. He is on the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee as well. One interesting fact about Representative Carter is that he has authored legislation that has been signed into law by both President Bush and President Obama.

Congressman John Carter gained a degree in History from Texas Tech, and then went on to graduate from the University of Texas Law School. He and his wife Erica, live in Central Texas where they raised their children and now grandchildren. Before being elected as a US representative, he held a successful law practice and later became a Judge in Williamson County. In relation to federal law enforcement efforts he says that, “It’s critical that those fighting terrorism, cybercrime, illegal drug efforts, and human trafficking receive the support they need.”