John Cornyn

This legislation will help communities in my state, and around the country, finance much-needed updates to their transportation infrastructure and improve American’s daily lives.
While I was in San Antonio, my hometown, a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to congratulate our new U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, Susan Pamerleau.
Today I appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends to discuss Democrats’ refusal to fund the government and provide border security. Excerpts from his appearance are below, and video can be found here. 
A little more than a decade ago, Texas prisons were bursting at the seams, a problem only exacerbated by the fact that the majority of those released from prison eventually returned.
This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and I introduced the Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act (S. 169)which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary...
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...
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Most of the American people probably aren't aware or need to be reminded of what has actually happened the last two years. And I hope the president will reflect on that.
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During a Senate Finance Committee hearing, I questioned a panel of expert witnesses on drug pricing in America. Excerpts from my line of questioning are below:
Today on the floor, I discussed my vote to end the government shutdown and pay federal workers ahead of what will be their second missed paycheck while also providing for border security.  The bill did not get the 60 votes...
Texans from all different backgrounds came to the nation’s capital this weekend to participate in one of the largest demonstrations on behalf of the unborn.March For Life champions one of the most important causes of our...
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...

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