Senator Cornyn

Cornyn: Government Funding Scramble Latest Example of Schumer’s Broken Senate

News Members of this body are charged to do the hard work of negotiating, debating, and passing bills to provide government agencies with on-time funding. It’s hard to do when Senator Schumer has us in session two-and-a-half days a week. This is regrettably what we’ve come to expect under Democratic leadership. WASHINGTON – Today on […]

Cornyn Rips Schumer on Government Funding Failures, Defense Implications

News Congress has developed a dangerous habit of circumventing the normal processes for funding the government. With each stopgap bill, we’re sending the message that we’re really not serious about our national security. I don’t know what it’s going to take to convince the Majority Leader that this is important. WASHINGTON – Today on the […]

Sen. Cornyn’s 2023 in Review

News Sen. Cornyn Had Five Bills Signed Into Law & Helped Nearly 12,000 Texans with Federal Agencies WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement and background highlighting his office’s accomplishments in constituent services and his legislation signed into law in 2023: “Whether we are helping veterans receive timely care or ensuring […]

Cornyn: Schumer ‘The Picture of Incompetence’ on Government Funding

News This marks the third time since the end of September that we’ve just been days away from the funding deadline without a plan in place. This is not an accident. This is intentional on the part of the Majority Leader. WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) slammed Senate Majority […]

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 […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Reform Live Event Ticketing System

News Legislation Improves Ticket Purchasing & Price Transparency Issues for Fans WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Peter Welch (D-VT) yesterday introduced the Fans First Act, which would help address flaws in the current live event ticketing system by increasing […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Wilson County Judge

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Wilson County Judge Hank Whitman to discuss the importance of securing the southern border, funding services for veterans, and passing government funding bills in a timely manner. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing to do […]

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, […]

Cornyn, Padilla, Murphy Introduce Bill to Increase Oversight of Restaurant Meals Program

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Meals for At-Risk Americans Act, which would streamline the application process, provide guidance to states, and increase oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Restaurant Meals Program: “The Restaurant Meals Program is an important resource for Americans […]

Cornyn to Schumer: Cancel October Recess

News We had 45 days from Saturday to fund the government on an ongoing basis, and the Majority Leader has chosen to send the members of the Senate home for the next two weeks. The American people deserve better. I hope the Majority Leader will quit wasting time and allow the Senators to do the […]

Cornyn Slams Democratic Leader for ‘Schumer Shutdown’

News The Senate has not passed a single appropriations bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is not governing. This is not responsible. The Majority Leader has simply failed to let the Senate do its work. WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) pointed out the hypocrisy of […]

Cornyn to Schumer: ‘It Didn’t Have to Be This Way’

News The end of the fiscal year is just 12 days away, and the Senate has not yet voted on a single one of the 12 appropriations bills. It didn’t have to be this way. One bill is better than nothing, which seems to be Senator Schumer’s preferred outcome. WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, […]

Cornyn: Schumer Set Senate Up to Fail on Government Funding

News Earlier this week the Majority Leader… spoke about the Senate appropriations process thus far, and he referred to it as the “gold standard in good governance.” While the Majority Leader has preached the virtues of regular order, he’s refused to actually engage in a process where we can be successful. If the government shuts […]

Cornyn Blasts Schumer for Running Out the Clock on Government Funding

News Today, more than 80 days after the Appropriations Committee passed its first spending bill, the full Senate is beginning to consider the first batch of those bills. Senator Schumer knows the Senate can’t complete its work in 18 days. The Majority Leader has squandered valuable time that could have been spent debating, amending, and […]