John Cornyn

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 […]

Cornyn: Greater Houston Area to Receive $1.2M to Improve Mental Health Resources in Schools

Senator John Cornyn

Funding Authorized By Cornyn’s Mental Health & School Safety Bill Signed Into Law After Uvalde Shooting Two Greater Houston area Independent School Districts were awarded federal grants totaling $1,232,222 to hire additional licensed mental health providers, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s School-based Mental Health Grant program, which was recently authorized by Sen. Cornyn’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed into law on June 25, 2022. This targeted […]

5 Houston area school districts, including Santa Fe ISD, awarded $1.3M federal grant to improve school safety

Senator John Cornyn

By: Brittany Taylor U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Thursday that five school districts in the Houston area were awarded federal grants totaling $1,304,709 to improve school safety measures. The funding comes through the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which were recently authorized by Sen. Cornyn’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which was signed into law on June 25. The legislation addresses specific concerns that may […]

Cornyn: Houston Area to Receive $3.6M to Help Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

Senator John Cornyn

Two local entities in the Houston area were awarded grants totaling $3,644,658 to help reduce the national DNA kit backlog, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the Department of Justice as part of the Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program. Sen. Cornyn has long fought to eliminate our national backlog of untested DNA and rape kits, and has successfully passed three separate laws to help mitigate this ongoing crisis. This funding is authorized […]

Cornyn: Houston Recovery Initiative to Receive $125K Federal Grant to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Senator John Cornyn

The Houston Recovery Initiative will receive $125,000 in federal grants over five years to promote a drug-free community in Houston, 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, which was authorized by Sen. Cornyn’s Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018 and seeks to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance abuse. “When it comes to protecting young Texans from the dangers […]

Cornyn: Houston to Receive $20M Infrastructure Grant

Senator John Cornyn

The City of Houston was awarded a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant, or RAISE grant, of $20,960,000 which will encourage investment in road, rail, transit, and port projects, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the Department of Transportation. “Access to safe and efficient infrastructure is critical for Texas,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I applaud this announcement and look forward to seeing the positive impact this investment will have in Houston.” Background: The […]

Senate Passes Coastal Spine Project to Protect Texas Gulf Coast

Senator John Cornyn

Authorizes Construction of Coastal Spine Project for Texas, Critical for Hurricane Mitigation U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate passed his provision to authorize the construction of the coastal barrier protection system known as the Coastal Spine as part of the Water Resources Development Act: “Protecting the Texas coast from devastating hurricanes is a top priority when it comes to preserving the livelihoods of Texans and ensuring the massive amount of […]

Cruz, Cornyn Extending Application Deadline for Judicial Vacancies in Laredo and Del Rio

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced they are extending their deadline for candidate applications to fill U.S. District Court judicial vacancies in the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 1. These vacancies are located in Del Rio and Laredo. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates from […]

Deep in the Heart of Valentine, Texas

Senator John Cornyn

By: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas With heart-shaped decorations popping up across storefronts throughout our state, Valentine’s Day is upon us. While the history and traditions behind this holiday date back many centuries, you won’t find anywhere that honors Valentine’s Day quite like the small West Texas town that shares the same name. Nestled between Marfa and Van Horn, the city of Valentine, Texas finds its home in Jeff Davis County. How did it earn […]