Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Backs House-Passed FISA Reforms

News Information acquired through Section 702 has helped identify threats against U.S. troops and to thwart planned terrorist attacks. Targeting of American citizens here in the United States is expressly prohibited under 702. Every court that has considered the lawfulness of the 702 program has found that it complies with the Fourth Amendment. WASHINGTON – […]

Cornyn, Colleagues’ Bill to Ensure Crime Victims’ Representatives Receive Restitution Passes Senate

News Bill Would Require Offenders to Pay Victims’ Proxies for Related Expenses WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Harriet Hageman (WY-At-Large) and Lucy McBath (GA-07) released the following statements after their Victims’ Voices Outside and Inside the Courtroom Effectiveness (Victims’ VOICES) […]

Cornyn, Colleagues’ Bill to Help Prevent Child Abuse Passes Senate

News Bill Encourages Community-Based Prevention Education and Training for Teachers, Caregivers, and Students WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) released the following statements after their Jenna Quinn Law, which would allow current grant funds to be used to train and educate students, teachers, caregivers, and other […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Address Substance Abuse in Prisons, Reduce Recidivism

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Supporting Treatment and Recovery Over Narcotics for Growth, Empowerment, and Rehabilitation (STRONGER) Act, which would help reduce recidivism and break the cycle of addiction by updating and reauthorizing […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ensure Crime Victims’ Representatives Receive Restitution

News Bill Would Require Offenders to Pay Victims’ Proxies for Related Expenses WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Harriet Hageman (WY-At-Large) and Lucy McBath (GA-07) today introduced the Victims’ Voices Outside and Inside the Courtroom Effectiveness (Victims’ VOICES) Act, which would […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Fort Worth Mayor

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met yesterday with Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker to discuss the push for changes to the Biden administration’s border policies and the work the city is doing to combat the fentanyl crisis. Last weekend, Sen. Cornyn traveled to North Texas to participate in the Fort Worth Stock […]

Cornyn, Whitehouse, Colleagues’ Bill to Equip Law Enforcement with Trauma Kits Passes Senate

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chris Coons (D-DE) released the following statements after their American Law Enforcement Sustaining Aid and Vital Emergency Resources (SAVER) Act, which would equip law enforcement officers with quality trauma kits that allow them to immediately respond to civilian or first […]

Cornyn: House Must Pass Senate Bill to Fight Rape Kit Backlog

News The Senate again unanimously has passed the Debbie Smith Act reauthorization. Unfortunately, the House recently took it up and passed a version of the bill that inadvertently deauthorized existing funds for the Debbie Smith Act. I encourage the House to take whatever action they need to swiftly take up and pass the Senate version. […]

Cornyn: Punishing Law-Abiding Citizens Won’t Reduce Violent Crime

News We have a trust issue and a constitutional issue when we use the public health approach to attempt to strip away core constitutional rights. The most effective solution to firearm-related homicides and assault is effective criminal law enforcement. Using public health authorities as a blanket excuse to strip away constitutional rights divides us more […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar Bill to Fight Rape Kit Backlog Passes Senate

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statements after the Senate passed their legislation to reauthorize the Debbie Smith Act, which would provide state and local law enforcement agencies with resources to complete forensic analyses of crime scenes and untested rape kits: “Examining DNA evidence is a […]

Cornyn, Whitehouse Resolution Recognizing Red Ribbon Week Passes Senate

News WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed a resolution from U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) recognizing Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. Text is below, and you can view the full resolution here. “Whereas the National Family Partnership started the Red Ribbon Campaign in 1988— (1) […]