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Cornyn, Cruz Bill to Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after their bill to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned, along U.S. Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, after him passed the U.S. Senate: “Agent Javier Vega should be remembered as a hero,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am grateful for my […]

Cornyn, Senate Republicans Introduce Border Security Legislation

Building America’s Trust Act Utilizes Infrastructure, Technology, and Personnel to Help Secure Border, Facilitate Trade, and Strengthen Enforcement of Existing Law  WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through ports of entry, and strengthens enforcement of existing laws. A summary of the legislation is attached. “For too long law enforcement […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar Bill to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation Passes Senate  

Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on elder abuse by strengthening oversight and accountability for guardians and conservators   WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that their bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from neglect and financial exploitation has passed the Senate. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on elder abuse by strengthening oversight and accountability for guardians […]

Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Reps. John Carter (R-Texas), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Filemon Vela (R-Texas) today introduced bills to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned, along U.S. Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, after him. “Agent Javier Vega loved his family, loved Texas and loved his country,” Sen. Cruz […]

Cornyn, Warren Introduce Bill to Ease Requirements on Military Members Seeking Commercial Driver’s Licenses

 WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today introduced the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, which streamlines and eases the burden on the process whereby active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for their commercial driver’s license. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) is also an original cosponsor of the legislation. “We should be making it easier, not harder, for members of the armed forces to be gainfully employed both while they are […]

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses Passes Committee  

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation, the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), was cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), […]

Cornyn, Cruz Introduce Resolution to Commemorate First Anniversary of Dallas Shooting

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WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a Senate Resolution to honor the first anniversary of the tragic attack on Dallas law enforcement on July 7, 2016.  The full text of the resolution is as follows: Honoring the memory of Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Sergeant Michael Smith, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Officer Brent Thompson, who were killed during the attack […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes Judiciary Committee  

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  The legislation strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human trafficking and provide resources to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials on the front lines of the fight against modern-day slavery.  Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne […]

Cornyn, Cruz Op-Ed: It’s Time to Modernize NAFTA and Texas Knows How

‘The past 20 years has unveiled an entirely new realm of trade and technology, and NAFTA should reflect that. As we modernize this vital trade agreement, negotiators should use the needs and experiences of the Lone Star State as their North Star.’ WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) authored the following op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on what they would like to see in an updated North American Free Trade […]

Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Fight Online Exploitation of Children Passes Committee

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the PROTECT Our Children Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  This legislation reauthorizes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces that combat child exploitation across the country.  U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) were original cosponsors of the legislation. “Since serving […]