John Cornyn

Yesterday on the floor, I discussed my outreach to Texas’ Vietnamese community, my recent visit to the Children’s Mid-Autumn Festival at the Cali Saigon Mall in Richardson, and my efforts to enhance human rights in Vietnam...
I led a letter to Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of Texas communities’ and non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) applications for federal reimbursement for...
Another good week in the greatest state in the nation.I got to check out fighter jets at Boeing's facility in San Antonio and cut the ribbon on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fleet Service Life Modification contract, which...
During this state work period, I've been hearing from Texans on all sorts of issues. Here are some of the things I've been doing.
Almost two years to the day after Hurricane Harvey rampaged Texas’ coast, Texans are still recovering from its devastation. I want to thank the Trump Administration for clearing the last hurdle to ensuring these...
While some policymakers are proposing ideas such as “free college for all,” we know it is impossible to implement at a national level. However, all states can make college more affordable by supporting cost-effective,...
Two days ago I visited the memorial site for victims of the shooting in El Paso and offered words of support to the community in the wake of the tragic loss of life there.
I discussed the Senate’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices for patients and warned against the socialist agenda of the Democrat presidential candidates yesterday on Fox News.  Excerpts of my interview are below, and...
U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and I today introduced the Advancing Cybersecurity Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, which would update and improve federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture.
I released the following statement after my Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering,...
Today on the floor, I discussed my visits to El Paso and Odessa after last month’s shootings and urged my Senate colleagues to come together on solutions. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here...
For more than a decade, the Debbie Smith Act has reduced the backlog of untested kits nationwide and taken predators off our streets. The Senate unanimously passed this critical legislation almost four months ago, and the...
The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and I today announced the results of a study on the Green New Deal’s impact on Texas.  The study, called “The Cost of the Green New Deal to Texas”, was conducted by Texas Public...
To highlight my work on education issues, I released the following video detailing my legislative efforts for students across Texas in addition to my joint op-ed with Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes,...
One thing I've noticed during my time as a lawmaker is that Congress can usually come together on the issue of victims' rights, something I've advocated for since I was Texas Attorney General.That's why I authored the ...
Yesterday I visited Vitalant’s El Paso West location to donate blood to aid survivors of the shooting in El Paso. While there, I spoke to reporters about what Congress can do to prevent shootings like in El Paso and Dayton,...
There’s no question border states like Texas have borne the brunt of our current immigration crisis, and it only makes sense to target federal resources where they’re needed most. Texans have gone above and beyond in...
Recently on the floor, I discussed the nomination of Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
We have the second highest veteran population of all states, with an estimated 1.6 million veterans living in the Lone Star State. I’ve heard from these men and women about the daily challenges they face – both big and small...
Yesterday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the White House’s spending and budget caps deal and the conservative priorities it would advance. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be...

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