115th Congress

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....
The Republic of Georgia is a beacon of democracy in a part of the world which has struggled to break the legacy of Soviet oppression. While Georgia successfully achieved independence in 1991, Moscow is still attempting to...
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...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S.
This session of Congress is almost over, but there is still work to be done. Last week I introduced bipartisan legislation -- the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act -- which will build on the economic successes we...
Around the globe today, nations plagued by conflict and violence pose serious challenges for our interests abroad and security at home. 
Happy Thanksgiving!God continues to bless America! We have so much to be thankful for!I want to congratulate our new Texas lawmakers for the 116th Congress.
national immigration forum leading the way
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition from across the country, including a Republican and a Democratic senator, agreed at a convening today that we need a humane, constructive way forward on immigration.
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...
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and we cannot turn a blind eye to this human rights crisis.
Yesterday the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill:  
Among the bills being prioritized in the lame duck session of the 115th Congress, shockingly absent is repeal of Obamacare. Tom Giovanetti, Institute of Policy Innovation President, correctly sounds the alarm in his Dallas...
November unemployment rate
The Labor Department’s November 2018 jobs report came out on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy added 155,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. You can view the full...
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004, I spent 30 years as a criminal prosecutor and Judge in Houston, Texas. During that time, I encountered the worst of the worst in our society, from abusers to rapists to murderers....
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. 
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...
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,...
“Jobs smash estimates with gain of 250,000, wage gains pass 3% for first time since recession”  - What an amazing headline from CNBC last week and there is no doubt about it—the American economy is booming. Across the nation...

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