For Immediate Release: Nov. 13, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today congratulated Sen. John Cornyn on his election to serve as Minority Whip for the 113th Congress.
“Senator Cornyn has been a good ally for Texas ranchers in Washington,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “He’s worked to protect private property rights and the free market system, 2 things that are critical to, not only the cattle industry, but also our great state.”
“As we enter this challenging economic time, it is important to have strong leaders who will do what’s right for the country, for our state and for the ranching community. We are confident Sen. Cornyn will continue to do this and we look forward to working with him in this new role.”
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.