John Cornyn

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...
Fifty years ago, the world was transfixed by a grainy black-and-white image of Neil Armstrong descending a ladder preparing to take humankind's first steps on the moon. I was one of more than a half billion people, the...
Today on the floor, I highlighted the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of my Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act, legislation that...
 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and I released the following statements after our Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee:
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...
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,...
Yesterday I introduced the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act, a bill to help local jurisdictions improve the recording and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains found along the U.S.-Mexico...
U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and I today introduced the Secure American Research Act, which would establish an interagency working group to protect federally-funded research and development activities from...
This weekend I traveled to the border with the Vice President and a group of Senate colleagues for a firsthand look at what Texas cities and Border Patrol agents have been dealing with for months now.
Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized House Democrats’ intransigence in passing critical victims’ rights bills, including the Violence Against Women Act and the reauthorization of his ...
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.

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