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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Colleagues Oppose Appointment of Chinese Official to UN Human Rights Group

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Senate colleagues sent a letter on Tuesday to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressing opposition to the appointment of Minister of the Chinese Mission in Geneva Jiang Duan to the United Nations Human Rights Council Consultative Group. As the Senators wrote: “In this position, Jiang will provide China with the opportunity to play a central role in picking […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Brady, Babin, Gohmert Urge U.S. Forest Service to Reopen Oil and Gas Development on Public Land in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Brian Babin (R-Texas), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), on Thursday sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to expedite the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) review of a proposal to lease large areas in and around the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) for oil and gas development, which is now months overdue. In the letter, […]

Cornyn, Jackson Lee Bill to Study Emancipation Trail from Galveston to Houston Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) released the following statements after the Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act passed the Senate.  This legislation, introduced by Sen. Cornyn in the Senate and by Rep. Jackson Lee in the House, provides for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail, a 51-mile route from the former Osterman Building and Reedy Chapel in Galveston to Freedmen’s Town and Emancipation Park in Houston. “When Major […]

Cornyn, Cruz Urge Trump Administration to Prioritize Bringing CITGO 6 Home

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge the State Department to do everything it can to ensure the safe homecoming of the six CITGO employees currently being detained in Venezuela. They wrote: “As the administration continues to successfully craft policy and solutions, we write to express our steadfast commitment to securing the release of Gustavo Cardenas, Jose Angel Pereira, Jorge Toledo, […]

Cornyn, Cruz Praise Confirmation of US Marshal for South Texas  

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements after the Senate confirmed T. Michael O’Connor as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas: “Sheriff O’Connor is well-prepared for this leadership role after serving the residents of Victoria County for years in law enforcement,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I thank my colleagues in the Senate for supporting his confirmation, and I applaud Sheriff O’Connor for his continued willingness to serve the people of […]

Cornyn, Jackson Lee Partner on Bill to Study Proposed Emancipation Trail from Galveston to Houston

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) have partnered on the Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act, a bill to provide for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail, a 51-mile route from the Osterman Building and Reedy Chapel in Galveston to Freedmen’s Town and Emancipation Park in Houston.  Sen. Cornyn introduced the bill today in the U.S. Senate, and Rep. Jackson Lee’s version passed the U.S. House of Representatives in […]

Cornyn, Cruz Support Federal Disaster Declaration After Tropical Storm Imelda  

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today urged President Trump to issue a federal disaster declaration in response to the severe flooding in southeast Texas after Tropical Storm Imelda: “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses and property damage in these areas are of a magnitude that is beyond the response capability of the state and local government,” they wrote. “We urge you to strongly support this request and […]

Cornyn, TPPF to Unveil Study on Green New Deal’s Impact on Texas in Houston Tomorrow

TPPF’s Life:Powered Study Has Identified the Proposed Policy’s Cost to Texas Families, Energy Industry HOUSTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) will be at Sunbelt Steel tomorrow to announce the results of a study on the Green New Deal’s impact on Texas.  The study, called “The Cost of the Green New Deal to Texas”, was conducted by Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered and will address the dramatic costs of the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Praise HUD Announcement of Intent to Release Stalled Harvey Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would publish the Federal Register notice that will release $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by Congress in February 2018 for disaster relief in Texas: “This is a positive step for all of the Texans who […]

Cruz, Cornyn, Babin Call On NASA to Award Lunar Lander Program to Johnson Space Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to a news report that NASA will designate the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to lead the development of the human-classed lunar lander for the Artemis program over the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas – which has served as NASA’s lead center for human spaceflight for more than half a century – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) along with Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) today urged NASA […]