Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"One can only assume, given the secrecy of developing this latest version of Obamacare and the partisan attacks of the last few days, that the President is merely going through the motions of transparency and bipartisanship with Thursday’s summit serving more as a made-for-TV event than a serious policy discussion.
It’s time for the President and the Democratic Majority to heed the will of the American people and start fresh to deliver real bipartisan health reform that takes common sense steps to lower health care costs."
Press release, "Senator Cornyn Statement on President Obama's Health Care Reform Bill," cornyn.senate.gov, Feb. 22, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
U.S. Senator (R-TX), 2002 - present
Member, Immigration, Refugees and Border Security Sub-Committee, Judiciary Committee
Member, Airland, Judiciary, and Budget Sub-Committees, Armed Services Committee
Friend of Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation, 2004
Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, National Association of manufacturers, 2004
Chosen by Senate Majority Whip, Mitch McConnell, to become member of Senate Majority Whip Team, 2004
Golden Gavel Award, 2004
Friend of Rural Water Award, Texas Rural Water Association, 2004
Spirit of Enterprise Award, United States Chamber of Commerce, 2004
International Leadership Legislative Award, Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), 2004
National Children's Champion Award, National Child Support Enforcement Association, 2004
Hero of Taxpayer Award, Americans for Tax Reform, 2004
Congressional Partnership Award, National Association of Development Organizations, 2004
Attorney General, Texas, 1999 - 2002
Judge, Texas Supreme Court, 1990 - 1997
District Court Judge, San Antonio, Texas, 1984 - 1990
"When our family was stationed in Japan, I had the opportunity to climb Mount Fuji. I wrestled while attending high school in Japan... I planned to be a doctor when I enrolled in Trinity University in San Antonio. I passed physics and organic chemistry but realized that I didn't have a real passion for the subjects. I switched my major from biology to journalism and worked for the school paper. After college, I decided not to become an entry–level reporter and instead studied for a real estate license while working as a waiter at Steak & Ale. I sold houses for about a year, but I soon discovered that I was not a very good salesman. I decided to go to law school and entered St. Mary's University in San Antonio the following year." ("Facts About Senator Cornyn," The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 20, 2002)