Tags: cornyn | pension | senate | salary

Sen. Cornyn Receives 3 Public Pensions Plus Senate Salary

Image: Sen. Cornyn Receives 3 Public Pensions Plus Senate Salary

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 05:07 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn last year supplemented his Senate salary with three public pensions, bringing in some $65,383 in public retirement benefits to add to his $174,000 a year salary for serving as senator.

The Texas Republican was elected to the Senate in 2002, and is a former district judge, state Supreme Court justice and state attorney general, reports The National Journal.

His largest pension, for $48,807, came through the Judicial Retirement System of Texas, earned while serving on the state Supreme Court from 1991 to 1997.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

Cornyn, 61, reported another $10,132 in pension benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas, a fund for state elected officials and workers, after serving as attorney general from 1999 to 2002.

Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, disclosed in a series of amendments he began filing last year that he had been collecting the $10,122 pension since 2006, but had not listed it on his original disclosure reports from 2006 through 2010.

The senator also reported receiving a $6,444 retirement distribution from the Texas County and District Retirement System, earned serving as a state district judge from 1985 to 1989.

While critics complain about "double dipping," Cornyn is not the only prominent Texas Republican to draw both a public pension and a public salary. In December 2011, it was revealed Gov. Rick Perry supplemented his $150,000 governor's salary with a state pension of more than $92,000.

Perry defended the earnings, saying during the 2012 presidential primary that he thinks it "would be rather foolish to not access what you've earned."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Pens 'Call to All' on Nevada Ranch Standoff

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 12:52 PM

A week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states' rights advocates and federal Bureau of Land Management police,  . . .

Krugman, Liberals Fawning Over Hot New Economics Book that Gets It All Wrong

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:57 AM

It's hard to think of another book on economics published in the past several decades that's been praised as lavishly as . . .

Albert R. Hunt: Obama Isn't Getting Through With the Good News

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:55 AM

Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health-care law isn't going to be the albatros . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved