Senator John Cornyn

Cornyn Introduces Bill to Extend National Flood Insurance Program

Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced legislation, the NFIP Extension Act of 2021, to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through December 3, 2021. The legislation would ensure that the program – currently set to expire this month – does not experience a lapse in authorization, which would have potentially devastating consequences for real estate owners, renters, and businesses. “With hurricane season already underway and catastrophic storms like Hurricane Harvey still fresh on our […]

Cornyn Sends Letter to FEMA Asking for Delay on Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter today to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell asking her to delay the implementation of the new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate-setting plan, Risk Rating 2.0, which could impose new, higher rates on Texans struggling financially from the pandemic without allowing them time to budget for additional expenses. He wrote, “Our nation is still recovering from the pandemic, and thousands of families are struggling to […]

Cornyn: Veteran-Owned Organization in Houston to Receive $1.5M DOL Grant to Help Vets, Servicemembers, Military Spouses

Senator John Cornyn

Houston-based Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc., owned and operated by a service-connected disabled veteran, will receive a National Dislocated Worker Grant of $1,561,667 to support employment and training services for veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses in Texas communities that have been hit hard by the pandemic, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today. The funding, for which Sen. Cornyn wrote a letter of support, comes through the DOL’s Employment and Training Administration. “As we look to […]

Texas’s February Freeze Showed Our State’s True Character

Senator John Cornyn

by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas In the face of hardship, I’m always in awe of the way Texans show up for one another. We’ve seen countless inspiring stories of “Texans helping Texans” in the past, and during last month’s winter storms, Texans stepped up to help their neighbors once again in ways big and small. There are stories like that of Ken Everly, an 82-year-old Air Force veteran from Grand Prairie. Mr. Everly is […]

Houston Clinic Awarded $4M Federal Grant for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Amid Pandemic

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD will receive a $3,917,239.00 federal grant for the Harris County CCBHC Expansion Program to advance mental and behavioral health in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “With the ongoing mental health challenges brought on by COVID-19, resources for mental health […]

Cornyn: Univ. of Houston to Receive $1.3M Federal Grant for Hispanic Students in STEM

Senator John Cornyn

The University of Houston has been awarded a $1,263,472 federal grant to help faculty identify factors that promote and hinder the success of Latina STEM majors at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced today.  The grant will be awarded over the course of five years.  The funding comes through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports research, innovation, and discovery to provide the foundation for economic growth in America.  More information […]

Cornyn on Fox: Repeal Obamacare or Accept Status Quo

 ‘In the end, the choice is Obamacare and the status quo, or something better. We think that we’ve got a better product, something that will bring down costs, make it more accessible. That’s why we need to vote.’  WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss the Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare.  Excerpts from his appearance are below, and video can be found […]

Cornyn: Obamacare Continues to Fail Texans

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‘A small business owner in Donna, Texas, epitomizes this reality in a letter that was written to me a few weeks ago… Either he could buy his employees expensive health insurance that his business could not afford, or he could pay fines totaling more than $100,000. Instead, he made the painful choice to lay off six of his employees in order to remain under the Obamacare-imposed threshold.’  ‘What he’s really talking about is a massive […]

Cornyn: Gorsuch Enjoys ‘Broad Spectrum’ of Support

‘The Senate Judiciary Committee undertakes no task more important than the one before us: considering a nominee to the United States Supreme Court.’  ‘Not one of our Democratic colleagues then in the Senate opposed Neil Gorsuch for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals because there was simply no reason to do so.’ ‘Because of your qualifications and demonstrated record of following the law, other than a few special interest groups, I believe you’ve got a […]