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Cornyn, Murphy, Scott, Blumenthal Introduce Fix NICS Act to Enhance Compliance, Ensure Accuracy of Existing Background Check System for Firearms Purchases  

Bill Will Improve and Enforce Records Reporting by Federal Agencies & States WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), introduced the Fix NICS Act to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  The bill […]

Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators Signed Into Law  

WASHINGTON – Yesterday the President signed into law the PROTECT Our Children Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). This legislation will reauthorize the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing 3,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that combat online child exploitation across the country. U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are […]

Cornyn, Cruz, McCaul Urge State Dept. to Help Bring Justice for Texan Killed in Greece

Letter Follows Murder of Bakari Henderson, Resident of Austin, this Summer WASHINGTON—Following the tragic death of Texan Bakari Henderson in Greece this summer, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) wrote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to use all diplomatic means available to help Greek authorities bring those responsible to justice. “As you know, the events surrounding Mr. Henderson’s death have led to multiple arrests, […]

Cornyn, Cassidy in Forbes: Tax Reform To Fuel Economic Growth   ‘

Smart, pro-growth tax reform will expand U.S. investment, increase jobs and wages, and leave more money in taxpayers’ pockets.’ ‘We can achieve tax reform without resorting to Obama-era offsets that target energy producers – ill-conceived ideas that would raise the cost of energy investment and put at risk our status as the global leader.’ ‘We will continue to work with our Senate colleagues and the Trump administration to ensure that the goals of simplicity, fairness, […]

Cornyn, Bipartisan Coalition Urge DOJ to Reverse Cuts to Critical Halfway Houses and Other Programs that Reduce Recidivism  

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), led a bipartisan letter expressing concern to leaders in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons over the elimination of key programming in the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) revised Statement of Work (SOW). The Senators, all of whom strongly support efforts […]

Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators Passes Congress  

Bill Now Heads to President’s Desk WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after their bipartisan legislation, the PROTECT Our Children Act, passed the U.S. Senate. This legislation, which now awaits the President’s signature, reauthorizes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing 3,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that combat online child exploitation across […]

Cornyn, Cruz Praise Passage of Texas Judicial, U.S. Attorney Nominees  

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Walter Counts, Karen Scholer, John Bash, and Erin Nealy Cox to fill federal district court and U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas: “Our state deserves highly qualified individuals who are leaders both in the courtroom and their communities, and these nominees will serve Texas well,” Sen. Cornyn said.  “I was proud to join my colleagues on the […]

Cornyn, Cruz, Abbott Request $18.7 Billion for Next Wave of Harvey Relief  

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from the Texas congressional delegation to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include $18.7 billion in funding for relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in the next Supplemental Appropriations bill. “Texas greatly appreciates the appropriations committees’ efforts to swiftly provide funds,” the Members wrote. “However, in light of the unprecedented […]

Cornyn, Cruz Praise White House Announcement of Fifth Circuit Nominees  

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “Jim Ho and Justice Willett are two exceptional legal minds who will faithfully interpret the law, not rewrite it, said […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar, Heller, Bennet Bill to Fight Nationwide Rape Kit Backlog Passes Committee  

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, which would reauthorize, strengthen, and extend the Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting program to reduce the nationwide rape kit backlog. “The first step to helping victims of sexual assault is addressing the backlog of untested rape kits sitting on shelves in labs across […]