John Cornyn

Cruz, Cornyn Urge Senate Appropriations Committee to Prioritize Funding for Johnson Space Center

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter urging leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science to provide robust funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston to help address the strategic threats facing our nation from adversaries like China and Russia. The Senators also expressed their opposition to a proposed extraterrestrial sampling facility […]

Cornyn: Houston Area to Receive $250K to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Senator John Cornyn

The Houston Health Foundation and Bethel’s Global Reach Inc. will receive federal grants totaling $250,000 to promote drug-free communities and reduce substance abuse among young Texans, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program and is part of a $73 million investment to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse across the country. This funding was authorized […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Rename Plano VA Clinic for Late Representative Sam Johnson

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson Memorial VA Clinic Act, which would rename the Veterans Affairs clinic in Plano, Texas, to honor the late Congressman Sam Johnson’s legacy of selfless service: Sen. Cruz. said, “Congressman Sam Johnson was a legendary figure who served Texas in Congress for nearly two decades. During his 29-year career in the United States Air Force, Colonel Johnson courageously served our nation with […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancies in El Paso and McAllen

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. These vacancies are located in El Paso and McAllen. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates from across the state to fill […]

Cruz, Cornyn, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Economically Critical Starr-Camargo Bridge in Texas

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) introduced the Starr-Camargo Bridge Expansion Act, which would allow an increase in the number of lanes for the toll bridge that runs from Rio Grande City, Texas, to Mexico and facilitates hundreds of millions of dollars in cross-border trade between the two countries: Sen. Cruz said: “The Starr-Camargo Bridge is vitally important to U.S.-Mexican trade, and Texas is proud of the role it […]

Honoring Our History on San Jacinto Day

Senator John Cornyn

By: U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas   As Texans, we celebrate unique holidays that pay tribute to the extraordinary history of our state and the courageous individuals who shaped it. There’s Texas Independence Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Emancipation Day, and San Jacinto Day, which we’ll celebrate on Friday, April 21. This year, Texans will commemorate the 187th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the final battle of the Texas Revolution when General Sam Houston commanded […]

On Tuesday, Cornyn, Mayor Turner & Houston Police Chief to Highlight New Law for Public Safety Officers

Senator John Cornyn

Cornyn Law Provides Critical De-Escalation Training for Law Enforcement & Mental Health Professionals Working With Them U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will meet with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, and community leaders on Tuesday at Houston City Hall to discuss Sen. Cornyn’s Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act, which was just signed into law on December 27, 2022. Sen. Cornyn will participate in a roundtable discussion highlighting how the new law will help equip […]

Cornyn, Cruz Support Abbott Request for Federal Emergency Disaster Declaration for Southeast Texas

Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote a letter to President Biden today supporting Texas Governor Abbott’s request for an emergency disaster declaration to provide federal assistance to Texans impacted by the severe weather in Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, and Orange counties last month. The Senators wrote, “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the severity and magnitude of the storm is beyond the response capabilities of the state and local government. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Garcia Applaud Enactment of Legislation Honoring Fallen Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) today applauded the enactment of the bipartisan, bicameral legislation renaming a Houston post office after Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. Senators Cruz and Cornyn introduced the legislation in June of this year. Congresswoman Garcia introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. About the bill, Sen. Cruz said: “We can never forget the life, service and sacrifice of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, […]

Cornyn, Colleagues’ Bill Inspired by Nassar Survivors to Improve FBI Child Victim Protocols Signed into Law

Senator John Cornyn

Today, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statements after the Respect for Child Survivors Act, which would improve the treatment of FBI child victim witnesses by requiring trauma-informed experts to be a part of any interview with a victim who reports child abuse or trafficking to the FBI, was signed into law: “It’s critical that victims who report child abuse are protected throughout the FBI’s interview process,” said […]