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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 […]

Sens. Cruz, Blunt, Cornyn, Lankford Introduce Bill to Allow Houses of Worship to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) yesterday introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, which would make houses of worship eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants. “I am proud to join Senator Blunt in introducing the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act,” said Sen. Cruz. “Religious non-profit organizations, including churches, synagogues, other houses of worship, and community […]

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), […]