On Wednesday, October 9, Senator John Cornyn delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs requesting that hearings be postponed on H.R. 759, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously in July and will ensure the fair and equal treatment of all Texas tribes. Despite the existence of electronic bingo in Texas already, protecting the Naskila Gaming facility – including the 650 jobs it supports and the $150 million it contributes annually to the state’s economy – doesn’t seem to be a priority for Cornyn and fellow Senator Ted Cruz. It’s time to send them both a message letting them know how disappointed East Texas is in Cornyn’s decision to block this critical piece of legislation. East Texas deserves senators who will put Texas first.