Senator Cornyn

Cornyn, Senate GOP Introduce Back the Blue Act

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and 38 of his Senate Republican colleagues today introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase penalties for criminals who target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves: “Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to […]

Cornyn Introduces Resolution Honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) led a resolution with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) expressing support for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Text of the resolution is below. Expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Whereas children are fundamental to the success of the United […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Reauthorization of Project Safe Neighborhoods Program to Reduce Violent Crime

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Gary Peters (D-MI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act to reauthorize a nationwide law enforcement program that uses evidence-based and data-driven […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Improve Investigations of Online Child Exploitation

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) yesterday introduced the Project Safe Childhood Act, which would make improvements to the investigation and prosecution of online child exploitation: “The threats our children face online from unidentified predators are vicious and pervasive,” said […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Find Missing Foster Youth

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Find and Protect Foster Youth Act, which would create a feedback loop between states and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Children and Families to provide better care and information-sharing […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce the Jenna Quinn Law to Help Prevent Child Abuse

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), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today introduced the Jenna Quinn Law, which would allow current grant funds to be used to train and educate students, teachers, caregivers, and other […]

Cornyn, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Police with Brain Injuries

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) today introduced their Public Safety Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury Health Act, which would increase awareness of concussions and brain injuries among public safety officers: “Every day, first responders risk their safety when responding to criminal activity, traffic incidents, natural disasters, and […]

VIDEO: Cornyn Grills AG Garland on Drug Trafficking at Southern Border

News I have been just astonished at the lack of sense of urgency to deal with this issue. It’s a business model of the cartels, and they are getting rich. At 108,000, roughly, Americans who died as a result of drug overdoses last year… do you consider your current policies successful? WASHINGTON – Today in […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Debbie Smith Act, Fight Rape Kit Backlog

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced 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: “This landmark legislation has played a […]

Cornyn: Texas to Receive $21M for Crisis Intervention Programs

News Funding Authorized by Cornyn’s Mental Health & School Safety Bill Signed Into Law After Uvalde Shooting  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $21,246,509.00 in federal grant funding to the State of Texas. The funding comes from the DOJ’s Byrne State Crisis Intervention […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Texas Law Enforcement Associations

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with members of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) and the Texas Chapter of the Fraternal Order of the Police (TX FOP), including TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence and TX FOP State Past President Dennis Ward, to discuss several of his bills supporting local law enforcement. […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Exempt Trafficking Survivors’ Restitution from Federal Taxes

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) today introduced their Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act, which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary awards given to human trafficking survivors from federal income taxes. It would also codify […]