Following Hurricanes Laura and Hanna, Cornyn, Cruz Urge POTUS to Issue Federal Disaster Declaration for Texas

Senator John Cornyn

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote President Trump in support of Gov. Abbott’s request for a federal major disaster declaration following Hurricanes Laura and Hanna in Texas. They wrote: “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses and property damage in these counties are of a magnitude that is beyond the response capabilities of the state and local government. Unfortunately, due to the magnitude of the hurricanes, the disruptions […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rubio, Scott Introduce Resolution Commending SpaceX and NASA’s Successful Mission to the International Space Station

HOUSTON, Texas – Following the historic manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch and mission to the International Space Station (ISS), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution congratulating the men and women at SpaceX and NASA for the successful mission and applauding the United States’ domestic capability to send American astronauts to the ISS from American soil. Upon introducing […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn, Cornyn, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford, and Lee Submit Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) this week submitted a joint amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case of DNC v. Hobbs, because the lower court’s decision would jeopardize scores of neutral voting laws that are designed to prevent and deter election fraud. The case involves challenges to two Arizona […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, GOP Colleagues Send Letter to FBI and ATF on Firearms Background Check System during Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Senate colleagues sent a letter today to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Acting Director Regina Lombardo encouraging them to protect peoples’ Second Amendment rights during the coronavirus pandemic. In the letter they wrote: “As our country continues to respond to the pandemic, we are seeking additional information on the impact the coronavirus has […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, GOP Colleagues Urge Against Release of Violent Criminals

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and 26 Senate Republican colleagues sent a letter in support of Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to prioritize public safety as the Department of Justice seeks to address the consequences of the coronavirus in federal prisons. In the letter they wrote: “We understand that BOP is responding to address the impact of COVID-19 on correctional officers and inmates, and DOJ is using its authorities to allow […]

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

Senator John Cornyn

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

Senator John Cornyn

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  

Senator John Cornyn

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 […]