U.S. Republican Senator John Cornyn is making his way to the Coastal Bend to speak to local business leaders.

Cornyn will talk with a group of business owners discussing the benefits of the recently passed taxed overhaul. According to the senator, the cuts and new job act will provide tax relief to businesses, help grow their operations, give raises to employees, and create jobs.

Officials say hundreds of companies, including many headquartered here in the Lone Star State, have already announced they will give their employees a pay raise or a bonus as a result of the measure.

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