Cornyn’s Former Chief of Staff Lobbied on Pipeline Tax Break

John Cornyn

Sen. John Cornyn tweaked the final tax bill to benefit fossil fuel companies, Republican donors and his own congressional colleagues. (JOSHUA ROBERTS / REUTERS)

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, inserted language into the final tax bill that would enrich three different constituencies: fossil fuel firms, Republicans’ major campaign donors and a handful of Cornyn’s GOP congressional colleagues including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and two other Texas lawmakers in the House. Cornyn originally added the language in an amendment to the Senate…

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