John Cornyn

Yesterday I reiterated my call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server.
In my time representing Texas, I’ve found that bringing proven solutions from our state to Washington has a positive impact on the entire nation. So when considering how to fix our broken mental health system, it only made...
I couldn't help but reflect on the first speech he gave to a Joint Session of Congress back in 2009, shortly after his inauguration. It was a hopeful speech.
As we celebrate this holiday season, I’d like to tell you about a place in San Antonio that captures the holiday spirit of caring year-round.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday week.As I celebrate Thanksgiving surrounded by my family and friends, I am reminded how blessed we Texans are -- Texas' independent spirit provides us the freedom needed to grow and the...
Traveling through the plains in Texas, you’re bound to see the unmistakable silhouette of the famed Texas Longhorn. As our state’s official large mammal, the mascot of our flagship university, and a surviving symbol of the...
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill he cosponsored that passed the Judiciary Committee on a 15-5 vote. The legislation, largely based on the CORRECTIONS Act Sens.
As the pages of the calendar turn from Summer to Fall each year, Texans always seem to have their eyes on one special event. Indeed, thousands of Texans have begun their descent on Dallas for the traditions, deep-fried food...
I think of all the things that concerns my constituents and the people I talked to during August about this deal, it's Iran's long history of supporting terrorism, including attacks on the United States and our allies. It is...
As Texans, we have a style of our own – from our hospitality to our headwear.But you may be surprised to hear the iconic symbol of Western culture, the cowboy hat, only became an official state symbol a couple months ago...
I issued the following statement after the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), released a report outlining the inadequate screening process through which unaccompanied children...
I released the following statement after reintroducing S. 929, the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, which would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses...
Congress is often characterized as a place of partisan bickering and gridlock—where debate and partisan rancor is widespread, but little is actually accomplished. Too often, this assessment has proven accurate. But last fall...
I spoke on the floor yesterday about the disastrous effects the President’s health care law has had for Texans, and the bill to repeal Obamacare being considered by the Senate this week. The bottom line is that Obamacare has...
The attacks on our nation's oldest ally have struck us here at home to our very core. We know what it's like to be attacked in our homeland, and we know, therefore, what the French people are going through. So as we continue...
Last November, nearly 80 percent of Texas voters approved a forward-looking measure to help our state maintain and upgrade its vast network of roads and highways as we continue to grow. Next Tuesday, I hope Texans again...
For the family and friends of those who lost loved ones two weeks ago, like so many others who have lost their children and their friends and their siblings to one of these shootings, we know the emotions are still raw and...
Today I sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting that she appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official...
This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
A little more than three years ago, Houston-native Austin Tice was taken captive in Syria. His many accolades include Eagle Scout, Marine, and journalist, but his more important titles are friend, brother, and son.

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