Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Resolution Recognizing the First Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on August 25, 2017. “This week marks the first anniversary since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on our shores,” Sen. Cruz said. “While our Texas and Louisiana communities were heavily hit, the entire Gulf Coast stood united. Countless members of local law enforcement, first responders, […]

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced the Lake Fannin Conveyance Act. This bill would reduce the federal estate in Texas, conveying 2,025 acres to Fannin County for economic development purposes. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 5525. “The folks in Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards than the federal government,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans will […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Culberson, Green, Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Representatives John Culberson (R-Texas), Al Green (D-Texas), and Randy Weber (R-Texas). “One of our most important responsibilities as elected representatives is to protect the American people, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Boozman, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford Pen Letter to General Perna in Support of Red River Army Depot Assignment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to General Gustave F. Perna to support the Army’s assignment of Red River Army Depot in Texas as the depot source of repair (DSOR) for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, which provides enhanced force protection, survivability, mobility, and power generation for the next generation warfighter. “Red River’s technical experts maintained Army […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Urge Army to Select Texas to Host Army Futures Command

Pen letter to Under Secretary McCarthy advocating for Army expansion into Texas HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott, penned a letter to Under Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan McCarthy, advocating for Texas to host the new Army Futures Command. Among the cities under consideration are Houston, Austin, and Dallas. According to the Army, establishment of the Army Futures Command is the most significant Army reorganization […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Arrington Praise Air Force Nomination of Dyess to Host B-21 Bomber

Air Force names Dyess official candidate to host B-21 bomber HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) today issued the following statements regarding the Air Force’s announcement nominating Dyess Air Force Base as an official candidate to host the B-21 bomber. “For decades, Dyess Air Force Base and the Abilene community have been a pillar of our nation’s strategic capabilities and deterrence,” Sen. Cruz said. “With […]

McCaul, Cornyn, Texas Delegation Honor Barbara Bush’s Life  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), with the support of the entire Texas delegation, applaud the House and Senate passage of their resolution to honor the incredible life of the late former First Lady Barbara Bush. Click here or see below for the text of the resolution: Honoring the life of First Lady Barbara Bush. Whereas Barbara Pierce was born on June 8, 1925, in New York City; Whereas Barbara Pierce became engaged to […]

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, […]