Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Discusses Mexico’s Delayed Water Deliveries with Secretary Blinken

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after a phone call this morning with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss Mexico’s continued delays in supplying water deliveries to Texas pursuant to the Treaty Relating to the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio […]

Cornyn: Senate Democrats Get Failing 2023 Report Card

News It’s a familiar theme where the majority fails to tee up these issues until the deadline, and then we can’t get it done and another extension has to be passed. The first four months of next year will be spent working through the backlog of items that should have been completed this year. Given […]

The Pecan Tale of Plenty

News As the days grow shorter and cooler, pecan trees in Texas prepare for their annual debut. Leaves take on hues of amber and crimson, painting a breathtaking landscape that attracts visitors from near and far. Amidst this natural transformation, pecans reach peak maturity and are ready to break through their sturdy shells. In 1919, […]

Harvesting Texas Traditions

News As the cool breeze of autumn begins to sweep through the Lone Star State, there’s a particular charm that sets Texas apart during this time of year. Beyond the sprawling landscapes and bustling cities, Texas boasts a remarkable connection between fall festivities and our thriving agriculture sector. Often at the heart of seasonal celebrations […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Texas Farm Bureau President

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met with Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) President Russell Boening to discuss their priorities for the upcoming farm bill. See photo below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing to do so may credit the Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

Cornyn, Luján Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Frozen Produce for SNAP Participants

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) yesterday introduced the Supporting All Healthy Options When Purchasing Produce (SHOPP) Act, which would expand access to frozen fruits and vegetables through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): “SNAP participants who live in areas that lack access to affordable produce shouldn’t be […]

Cornyn, Luján Introduce Bill to Combat Cattle Fever Tick Infestations

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) yesterday introduced the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Enhancement Act, which would help combat cattle fever tick infestations across the country:    “Cattle fever tick infestations can cause devastating losses for ranchers across Texas and the nation,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This legislation […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Make the Feral Swine Eradication Program Permanent

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) today introduced the Feral Swine Eradication Act, which would extend and make permanent a pilot program to safeguard public health, agriculture, and local ecosystems against the threat of feral swine: “Feral hogs have caused hundreds of […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Texas Farm Bureau President

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) President Russell Boening to discuss the organization’s priorities for the 118th Congress including the farm bill, disaster assistance, trade, labor, and other issues important to Texas agriculture. See photo below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing to […]

Cornyn: Coronavirus Relief Program for Texas Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Begins Accepting Applications Today

AUSTIN – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that Texas agricultural producers who have suffered losses due to the coronavirus pandemic may now apply for assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  CFAP will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers, funded by the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus […]

Cornyn Urges Eased Regulations on Trucks Hauling Livestock, Agriculture Products

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter yesterday to leadership of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation urging them to provide commercial motor vehicle drivers hauling livestock and agricultural products greater flexibility within hours of service (HOS) regulations in upcoming Surface Transportation Reauthorization legislation. The Senators wrote: “The unique circumstances involved […]

Sen. Cornyn Urges President Trump to Address Payment Limits for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON— Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and 27 of his Senate colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to eliminate payment limits for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). They wrote: “The COVID-19 crisis has caused unprecedented damage to the livestock, dairy and specialty crop industries. […]

Cornyn Bill to Protect Texas Agriculture, Food Supply Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law his bipartisan bill to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and agricultural industry at the border. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act of 2019 ensures safe and secure trade of agricultural goods across […]