WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, responded to a new report from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) predicting a loss of 1.1 million jobs nationwide if sequestration goes into effect, including 159,000 in Texas:
“This is the most predictable crisis imaginable, one that will cripple our ability to ensure national security in the face of continuing threats around the globe.
“But Democrats are using the threat of these devastating military cuts as a bargaining chip to push through tax increases, a cynical, inside-the-Beltway strategy that won’t solve this problem in a common-sense way.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.