John Cornyn

Yesterday on the Senate floor, I emphasized the importance of confirming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next Secretary of State and highlighted Democrat hypocrisy on his nomination.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and I yesterday introduced the Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act, legislation to slash red tape for taxpayers and allow small business owners to spend...
Recently on the Senate floor, I highlighted the critical work done by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), particularly in Austin, TX following the recent package bombings, and the importance of standing behind the...
U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and I authored the following op-ed in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal highlighting our work to promote and protect Texas’ cotton industry:
U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and I sent a letter to President Trump urging the Administration to honor our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act and support the procurement of the F-35 fighter to aid in...
Today I released the following statement after the Senate passed the Fix NICS Act as a part of the government funding bill. Fix NICS will strengthen the criminal background check system to ensure convicted felons and...
Shock and sadness resonated across the country when 38 people were found trapped in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart last July. The lack of ventilation, food and water...
Along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), I introduced the bipartisan Support our Military Spouses Act to ease the relocation process frequently required...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted the importance of modernizing and strengthening the review process of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to protect national security interests.  Excerpts of...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I urged my colleagues to take up my Fix NICS Act, a bill with broad bipartisan support to help prevent gun violence.  Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I recently introduced the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 to authorize a nationwide law enforcement program focusing on the reduction of violent crime....
U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) and I led a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to urge him to eliminate bureaucratic delays and allocate Community Development Block –...
As Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, I delivered the following opening remarks during a hearing to examine the challenges U.S. businesses, manufacturers...
Following my visit to First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, I praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Excerpts of my remarks are below. I also want to recognize the FBI. Those of you who are here today...
Today, I will meet with Pastor Frank Pomeroy, Stephen Willeford, and survivors of the tragedy at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs to discuss the Fix NICS Act being signed into law. I released the following...
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and I introduced three bills today to streamline the permitting process for proposed federal highway projects, which would lower costs and reduce the...
Along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), I introduced the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act, legislation that would expand veterans’ access to mental health care services to former...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I pressed for the passage of his Fix NICS Act, a consensus bill with bipartisan support that will strengthen the criminal background check system. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
Along with 21 bipartisan Senators, I introduced the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, a bill to fund school security improvements and invest in early intervention and...
I authored the following Op-Ed in the Waco Tribune highlighting the historic reforms included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are already making a di

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