John Cornyn

I spoke last week about Congress’s record of accomplishments under Republican control and highlighted economic gains for Texans, regulatory relief for small businesses, and the confirmation of new judges in particular.
I released the following statement today after the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders, passed the U.S. House of Representatives:
On Friday, I traveled to Santa Fe, Texas after the horrific shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed companion legislation to our Justice Served Act of 2018, which would provide funds to...
Along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), I introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to allow Community Development Block Grants to be used to create partnerships with nonprofit...
Recently on the Senate floor, I responded to the attacks on the record and service of President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and urged my colleagues to confirm Gina Haspel. Excerpts...
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I introduced the Substance Abuse Prevent Act to fight drug addiction, including opioids. 
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the success Texas has had with recidivism reduction programs and the benefits of incorporating them in prison reform at the federal level with my bipartisan legislation, the ...
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 –...
I made the following statement after the Senate Banking Committee passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), legislation I introduced to strengthen the review process of the Committee on...
I, along with 31 of my Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging the Administration to work closely with Members of Congress to ensure the...
On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and me, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018, which would authorize a nationwide law enforcement...
On May 15th at a press conference, I discussed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vote on Gina Haspel’s nomination and urged a bipartisan effort to confirm her. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be...
Along with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, I introduced the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders.
I released the following open letter to Texans on the National Day of Prayer:Dear Fellow Texans:On this 67th annual National Day of Prayer, communities across the nation are gathering together, men and women of all faiths,...
I released the following statement in advance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow:
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...

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