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11:21 am CST - December 21, 2007

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10:43 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Sen. Hutchison: Senate Passes “Omnibus” Spending Measure

Key Texas Projects Funded

Published: 12-21-07

WASHINGTON – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), today announced Senate-passage (76-17) of the Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Bill, a broad, “omnibus” spending package, funding government agencies and priority programs. The bill will next go to the House for concurrence, and then be sent to the President to be signed into law.

Sen. Hutchison secured funding for the following priority projects of interest in the Senate-passed bill. Please see the attached press releases for further detail:
Commerce, Justice, Science

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10:15 am CST - December 21, 2007

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10:15 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Perry First Governor to Receive FBI Director’s Award for Child Safety

Published: 12-21-07

AUSTIN – Today, Gov. Rick Perry was honored by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)/FBI National Child I.D. Program for his efforts to ensure the safety of Texas children by supporting the distribution of I.D. kits, which allow parents to easily record and store their child’s fingerprints, DNA and physical characteristics in case of an emergency.

The governor is the first non-coach to receive the FBI Director’s Award for Child Safety, and today also received the FBI Assistant Director’s Award for Child Safety as well as certificates of appreciation from Texas’ four FBI field offices.

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10:10 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Culberson’s District 7 Update

Published: 12-21-07

Congress just adjourned for the year, and despite our minority status, Republicans stuck together to achieve victory

I have great news to share with you during this holiday season. Congress just adjourned for the year, and despite our minority status, Republicans stuck together to achieve victory.

As a result, Congress spent less money, the border will be more secure, 20 million Americans will be spared from an enormous tax increase, and needy children will get to keep their health insurance.

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10:10 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Harvey Hilderbran Announces Re-election Campaign

Will continue to champion the interests of rural Texas

Published: 12-21-07

Kerrville, TX – State Representative Harvey Hilderbran filed for reelection at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters for Texas House district 53.  Representative Hilderbran is seeking his eleventh term in the Texas House.

“I am blessed with the tremendous and continued support of the wonderful citizens of my district,” stated Hilderbran.  “We have enjoyed great success championing the issues important to rural Texas such as water rights, healthcare, and our schools.”

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10:05 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Cornyn: Senate Passes Bill to Make Housing More Affordable for Texas Veterans

Provisions in military tax relief package open low-interest home loan program to all Texas veterans

Published: 12-21-07

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation late Wednesday backed by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to increase opportunities for Texas veterans to purchase homes through the Qualified Veterans Mortgage Bond (QVMB) program.

Sen. Cornyn pushed to secure provisions in the Defenders of Freedom Tax Relief Act that will open an existing low-interest housing loan program to all Texas veterans, including those who served after 1977. The overall legislative package now moves to the U.S. House.

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10:00 am CST - December 21, 2007

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Congress Expands Low-Interest Mortgages to Texas Veterans

Published: 12-21-07

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Represenatives has approved legislation, which Congressman Lloyd Doggett helped to craft that expands home ownership opportunities for Texas veterans.

“Those who fight to keep our home safe deserve a fighting chance at home ownership,” said Congressman Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. “This bill is truly a way to honor our veterans, not only with words but with deeds – in this cases, the deed to a home.  I appreciate the important work of the Texas Veterans Land Board with whose staff I worked to secure passage of this important legislation.”

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10:34 am CST - December 20, 2007

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Additional Troops to Fort Bliss, Fort Hood Boost Texas’ National Defense Role

Published: 12-20-07

AUSTIN—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Armed Services Committee, made the following statement Wednesday regarding the Army’s decision to send 12,500 additional soldiers to Texas in the coming years. As part of the “Grow the Army” initiative, two new combat brigades and one support brigade will be heading to Fort Bliss and two new support brigades to Fort Hood.

“These additional soldiers will strengthen the vital role Texas plays in our national defense. The decision to make Fort Bliss and Fort Hood their homes is another indication that Texas presents ideal conditions for our military. Our level of community support, space and climate for training are second to none.

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10:31 am CST - December 20, 2007

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Sen. Hutchison Passes One Year Texas Tolling Moratorium of Federal Highways

Bill Passes Senate Tuesday, will Pass House Wednesday, and Expected to be Signed into Law this Week

Published: 12-20-07

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the senior Senator from Texas, announced that late Tuesday the Senate passed a one year ban on the tolling of federal highways in Texas.

The specific provision passed as part of the FY2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which passed the Senate late Tuesday by a vote of 76-17, will pass the House Wednesday, and is expected to be signed into law by the President this week.

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