John Cornyn

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 […]

Cornyn Requests Coastal Texas Study Approval in Upcoming Water Bill

Senator John Cornyn

Authorization Next Step with U.S. Army Corps Towards Coastal Spine Project U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) requested the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study (Coastal Texas Study) be authorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which Congress will consider next year. “Authorizing the Coastal Texas Study is the next step to ensure our coastal infrastructure can become more resilient and that our Gulf communities are prepared to weather future storms,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Given Texas’ critical role […]

Cooking Up Some Good Luck

Senator John Cornyn

By: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas As festive carols fill the winter air, candles are lit in celebration, and seasonal dishes are shared by loved ones, this time of year is always marked by joyous holiday traditions. With 2022 on the horizon, resolutions for the year ahead are on the mind for many of us. While there are many ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year, a trip to the grocery store to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Announce Application Process for Texas U.S. Attorney Positions

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that they are accepting applications for the four U.S. Attorney vacancies across the state. The senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to decide on the most qualified candidates for U.S. Attorney. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC), will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the senators. Upon […]

Cornyn: Greater Houston Area to Receive $2.2M Talent Search Program Grants

Senator John Cornyn

Several higher education institutions in the greater Houston area have been awarded a number of federal grants totaling $2,156,771 for the Talent Search Program to help increase the number of disadvantaged youth who complete high school and their postsecondary education, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced today. “It’s imperative that all Texans wishing to pursue higher education have the resources and support necessary to do so,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I applaud this announcement and will continue to do […]