John Cornyn

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer planned to force a vote on S.J. Res.2 despite previously calling for a blockade on all legislative work while the government is partially shut down.
In my time in the Senate I’ve had the opportunity to meet countless Texans who live and work along the Southern border, and I seek their advice and counsel on what Congress ought to do, what the federal government ought to...
One of the most important responsibilities of Congress is to fund the vital services provided by our government, and in so doing, provide paychecks to the hardworking public servants who keep the cogs of government turning...
On the floor, I discussed the First Step Act and highlighted provisions to reduce recidivism based off successful reforms in Texas. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here....
Improving our border security doesn’t mean just improving physical security along our border. It also means addressing the problems that bring them here in the first place.
In October, the esteemed 2018 Nobel Prize winners were announced from Stockholm, Sweden.  In accordance with Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel’s will, the Nobel Prize celebrates those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to...
Today at a press conference, I discussed the migrant crisis at the border and the importance for any long-term solution to be bipartisan. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here. 
prison
I certainly join in the effort to try to reform what we can of our criminal justice system.The smart way to deal with this is recognizing the reality that people need to be prepared, if they are willing to accept the help,...
Attorney General Sessions has selflessly dedicated more than 40 years to serving the people of Alabama and the nation. As our country’s top law enforcement official, he has been integral in fighting the opioid epidemic,...
President Trump signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) into law, which included Sen. Cornyn’s provision authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hurricane and storm damage risk reduction project from Sabine...
Democrats refuse to come to the negotiating table with a legitimate offer that would end this partial government shutdown and provide vital funding for border security measures. Their negligence has harmed 800,000 federal...
Monday, I appeared on Fox News’ The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino to discuss border security funding and Democratic leadership’s refusal to compromise.
The United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act passed the Senate.  This bill would initiate an in-depth analysis of the strengths, opportunities, and vulnerabilities of land, sea, and air ports...
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and we cannot turn a blind eye to this human rights crisis.
On the floor, I discussed my support for the revised version of the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that includes my prison reform legislation. I’ve long been a supporter of these reforms after what I...
Today the nation mourns the loss of a great patriarch who served this country as a war hero, Congressman, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. Just as important, he will be missed by his family as a caring husband,...
Mission post office
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and I released the following statements after their bill to rename the U.S. Postal Office in Mission, Texas as the “Mission Veterans Post Office...
As I return to the nation's capital from home back in Austin, Texas so we can finish our work out before the end of the year, I wanted to relay some of the wisdom that I heard from working families and Texans back home about...
Recently in Washington, disruption has been the name of the game. We’ve witnessed protesters climbing statues, disobeying police, screaming at Senators in elevators, and chasing them and their wives from restaurants. Amidst...
Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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