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Cornyn: More Democrats Refuse to Go Along With Gorsuch Filibuster

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Today I highlighted Senate Democrats who have indicated they will not go along with their leadership’s strategy to attempt the first successful partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in our nation’s history. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.

Who Will Build the Border Wall?

The campaign promises of President Donald J. Trump to construct a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico – yes, a border wall – are now turning into actual requests for proposals by the federal government from businesses interested in making the project a reality.

Taking the Innocence of a Child is Shameful

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A 14- year-old girl last week was kidnapped off the streets of Houston, Texas. After being held against her will for 5 days, she was taken to a motel, where she met a person named Denise Coronado. 

Sen. Cruz: The Future of American Leadership and Exploration in Space is Secure

PARTICIPATES IN PRESIDENTIAL BILL SIGNING OF BIPARTISAN CRUZ-NELSON NASA TRANSITION AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

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Last week I joined President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) at a White House ceremony where the president signed the bipartisan Cruz-Nelson NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 into law.

Video of the bill signing ceremony may be viewed here.

Cornyn Urges Democrats to Listen to Former Chairman, Resist Pressure to Filibuster Gorsuch

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Monday on the Senate Floor, I urged his Democrat colleagues to ignore the pressure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and special-interest groups to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

We held lengthy hearings last week to review his qualifications, his experience, and his approach to judging, and I have to say that he really impressed everybody.

Commemorating 75 Years Since the Texas Lost Battalion Went Missing

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Texas is the proud home of more than 170,000 servicemembers and roughly 1.5 million veterans. Within our state’s borders lies Military City, USA – also known as San Antonio – and many military installations, large and small.

Release Sandy Phan-Gillis

China is illegally imprisoning an American citizen, Mrs. Sandy PhanGillis. March 19 marked the 2-year anniversary since Sandy illegally was incarcerated by the Chinese Government. 

Sandy is from Houston, Texas. She has lived there for almost 40 years. She worked tirelessly to improve U.S. relations with China. She believed that closer engagement would improve the lives of both Americans and the Chinese. 

Statement on the American Health Care Act

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I was disappointed the House did not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon. While I wasn’t happy with some aspects of this bill, I believed it was the best option we had for actually repealing Obamacare.

The Time to Repeal Obamacare is Now

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The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – has been one failed promise after another. The fact is, this law has hurt far more Americans than it has helped.

Millions of Americans have lost access to the health plans and doctors of their choice. Out-of-pocket costs are skyrocketing. And free-market competition in health care has all but disappeared.

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