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Sen. Cornyn visits Amarillo

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - US Senator John Cornyn makes a stop in Amarillo to talk about putting more Texans to work.

Right now, Texas has an unemployment rate of 8. 2%. Even though Texas is lower than the national average, Senator Cornyn says there are far too many Texans out of work.

Tuesday, the senator toured the Bell Helicopter plant for a fourth time. He says work done in Amarillo can and will continue to help combat and curb the large pool of state residents not on a payroll.

"With threats against our nation and terrorism threats in going in remote locations, we'll need to transport our special operations. Among others, the demand for the V-22 will do nothing but grow." said Senator Cornyn.

With the demand going up, so could job creation.

The senator also believes education for those jobs will help Amarillo continue to grow economically.

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