114th Congress: Fighting Executive Overreach, Rolling Back Harmful Policies

In: All News   Posted 01/06/2017

WASHINGTON – During the 114th Congress, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined his Republican colleagues to roll back policies harmful to the American people and fight against executive overreach from the Obama Administration:

Blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Giving Texans a Voice

  • Sen. Cornyn defended Texans’ right to have a say in who fills the Supreme Court vacancy.

Fought the President’s Illegal Immigration Actions

  • With colleagues in Congress, Sen. Cornyn filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Texas’ challenge to the Obama Administration’s November 2014 unilateral actions on immigration in the case of United States v. Texas, which helped urge the Supreme Court to rule in favor of Texas and rule of law.       

Defended Texans’ Second Amendment Rights

  • Sen. Cornyn voted down legislation that would have threatened law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights by enacting universal background checks.
  • Sen. Cornyn also voted against requiring intrusive federal government involvement in firearm transactions between close friends and family.

Promoted Fiscal Responsibility

  • Sen. Cornyn voted against the runaway spending and tax increases in President Obama’s 2016 budget, helping to prevent it from passing.

Fought the Administration’s Ambush Election Rule

  • Sen. Cornyn voted to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing its ‘ambush election’ rule, which would shorten the amount of time for a union election to as little as 11 days.