Cornyn Talks with City, Aggie Leaders

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Senator John Cornyn made the Twin Cities a stop on his Texas tour, making a pair of key stops.

Tuesday morning, Cornyn sat down with representatives from the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, along with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

“As one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the state, Bryan/College Station is only poised to continue to expand in coming years and attract new businesses and families to the area," Cornyn said. "More than ever, this community depends on the meaningful tax relief that has created jobs and contributed to its record growth."

Cornyn also got caught up on agriculture research going on at Texas A&M. The senator toured the Borlaug Center, getting first-hand looks at DNA transfer, the removal of toxic compounds from plants, and new-age breeding of future fuels.

"There's nobody that does a better job of research and developing creative uses for plant life and agriculture than right here at Texas A&M," he said.

Though they've worked on agricultural issues together in the past, this was the first meeting between Cornyn and Elsa Murano since she became A&M's president.

"The more the senator knows about the way that we apply science to solving everyday problems, the better he can make decisions when he's in Congress, and certainly, the more he can help us," Murano said.