Cornyn

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott, Texas Delegation Urge Administration to Release Billions in Hurricane Harvey Response Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), Governor Greg Abbott, and Texas members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Acting Director Russ Vought of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging him to expedite issuance of the rules and regulations governing the Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) appropriated by Congress one year ago so Texas can receive over $4.3 billion for flood mitigation projects to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Cornyn, and Rubio Pen Letter Urging President Trump to Send ISIS Fighters to Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to send battle-hardened ISIS fighters currently detained in Syria to Guantanamo Bay. Doing so would prevent these dangerous terrorists from being released to commit further acts of terror. Ten years ago, President Obama signed a misguided executive order ordering the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. This […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott, Texas Delegation Urges White House to Protect Hurricane Harvey Recovery Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), Governor Greg Abbott, and Texas members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to use any federal funds already appropriated for Hurricane Harvey recovery for any other purpose. “We strongly support securing the border with additional federal resources including tactical infrastructure, technology, ports of entry improvements and personnel,” they wrote. “However, we are strongly opposed to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Ratcliffe Introduce Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) today introduced the Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act to reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes. “I am proud to work with Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Ratcliffe on this important issue,” Sen. Cruz said. “The residents of Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards of their […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Thornberry Introduce Bill to Help Resolve Red River Land Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Mac Thornberry today introduced the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act to require the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. “Texas has a long, proud history of protecting private property rights,” Sen. Cruz said. “This survey is long overdue, and landowners along the Red River rightfully want action. I am proud to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Bill to Honor Veterans from Mission, Texas Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) released the following statements after the President signed their bill to rename the U.S. Postal Office in Mission, Texas as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building” into law: “I am pleased President Trump signed this bipartisan measure into law,” Sen. Cruz said. “Renaming the U.S. Postal Office in Mission as the ‘Mission Veterans Post Office Building’ is an […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Hurd, Gonzalez Introduce Bill to Help Border Counties Identify Missing Migrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), and Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) today introduced the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018, a bill to help local jurisdictions improve the recording and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains found along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Communities in Texas and all along our southern border have experienced firsthand the human tragedy of illegal immigration,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Bill to Rename Mission Post Office to Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) released the following statements after their bill to rename the U.S. Postal Office in Mission, Texas as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building” passed the U.S. Senate: “I am pleased to see Congress come together and recognize the contributions of Texas veterans,” Sen. Cruz said. “Naming the U.S. Postal Office in Mission as the ‘Mission Veterans Post Office […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Gonzalez, Cuellar, Vela Urge FEMA Administrator to Reassess Cameron and Hidalgo County’s Denials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Filemon Vela (D-Texas) in penning a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William ‘Brock’ Long urging for swift reconsideration of FEMA’s assessments of the damage to Cameron and Hidalgo Counties resulting from the severe storms and flooding earlier this year. “Cameron and Hidalgo counties have experienced tremendous loss and devastation as a result of extreme flooding in June,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Hurd, Cuellar, Smith Push San Antonio for New NAFTA Signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to consider San Antonio as the location for the signing ceremony for the updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Given the prominent role that the City of San Antonio played in […]