John Cornyn

It all started in a small town nestled between the Barrington Farm and the Jordan Creek along the banks of the Brazos River – that’s where the early seeds of the Lone Star State were planted.
No one would have guessed that the young mess attendant had no formal training with that weapon. He continued to return fire at the Japanese attackers until he was forced to abandon the sinking ship. Men who served alongside...
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell repeatedly refused to answer my questions about the Obama Administration’s response if the Supreme Court determines...
It’s ironic in a lot of ways because the President came to the people's House to give his State of the Union speech. That's the House of Representatives. But his speech was anything but ‘for the people.’
Sadly, the President has doubled down on the same agenda, which in his own words was on the ballot this last fall and was soundly rejected. But this agenda and these policies are not only wrong for America today, they're...
I made the following remarks today in response to President Barack Obama’s promise to veto a bill with bipartisan support that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
I spoke on the Senate floor today on a provision in the FY2015 Defense Authorization bill making victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood eligible to receive the Purple Heart. “Shortly after the attack, it...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) hailed the Senate’s passage Monday of historic legislation that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the nation’s premier open government law....
Today, the President announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning:While I thank Secretary Hagel for his service to our country, I strongly urge the President to nominate someone who can secure the broad base of...
What happened on November the 4th was the beginning of an opportunity, an opportunity we have, working together, to restore faith in our democratic institutions, to restore strong growth to our economy and to restore a sense...
On this day in 1836, a band of settlers from across Texas took charge of their own destiny and declared their solemn right to live in liberty, free from tyranny.
The bill, which would improve public safety and save taxpayer money by requiring lower-risk prisoners to participate in recidivism reduction programs to earn up to 25 percent of their sentence in prerelease custody, is based...
When many people hear about human trafficking, you think about something that doesn't happen here in America; it happens somewhere else.You might envision brothels in foreign cities or girls being smuggled across other...
Just a couple of months ago the President said his policies were on the ballot. And they were resoundingly rejected. The American people know better and this kind of spin and cheerleading really ignores the fact that wages...
Obamacare is a terribly misguided and fundamentally flawed law that is negatively impacting Texans and Americans across the country. This bill tackles one of the law’s most egregious flaws and starts the process of putting...
I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown: A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.Despite this, this...
Editor's Note: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after Democrats on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released their report on enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the...
As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past...
Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after being selected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Republican Whip in the 114th Congress:I’m humbled to have been chosen by my...
Our veterans and their family members have gone to every length to defend our nation and protect their fellow men and women, and nowhere is that level of commitment stronger than here in the great State of Texas. Home to...

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