Senator Cornyn

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Johnson Space Center Director

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Vanessa Wyche to receive an update on JSC’s missions, operations, and plans for the International Space Station. Last month, Sen. Cornyn sent a letter urging leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee on […]

Cornyn, Kaine Introduce Bill to Accelerate Biomedical Innovation and Development

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Accelerating Biomedical Innovation Act, which would establish a network of universities to work with the private sector on the development of FDA-regulated products that could be used to combat potential public health emergencies: “The COVID-19 pandemic made clear that we need […]

Cornyn: Congress Must Address China’s Dominance in Critical Minerals

News The Biden administration says by 2032, we are going to mandate that two-thirds of new passenger vehicles be run on batteries. The supply chain for electric vehicles is a vulnerable one. We need to address the blind spots that are protecting China’s dominance in critical minerals and battery production, and we’re not going to […]

Cornyn Calls for Biden Admin to Lift Partisan Regulations on CHIPS Funding

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined a group of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for the removal of onerous regulations that the Biden administration has placed on semiconductor funding from the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act contrary to congressional intent: They […]

Cornyn Warns Against Partisan CHIPS Implementation

News I introduced the CHIPS for America Act to incentivize chipmakers to build or expand their operations here in America. This should not be a Trojan horse to pass other policy priorities under the guise of protecting our national security. These grants… should be based solely on how each project will strengthen our national security […]

We Remember: Honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia

News Earlier this month, Americans reflected on the 20-year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that took the lives of all seven astronauts on board. On February 1st, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia was returning to Earth after 16 days in orbit, and preparations for a celebration at Kennedy Space Center in Florida were underway. […]

Cornyn Honors the 20th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

News As Texans and Americans do, people from all walks of life came together at a time of tragedy and rallied behind a unified effort to help bring answers to a nation in mourning. As we mark the 20th anniversary of the loss of Columbia, I’m proud to cosponsor a Senate Resolution to commemorate the […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with NASA Crew-3 Astronauts

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Pilot Thomas H. Marshburn, Commander Raja Chari, and Mission Specialist Kayla Barron from NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 to discuss the recent mission and research they conducted onboard the International Space Station, the ongoing Artemis 1 mission, and the importance of human space exploration. Sen. Cornyn […]

Cornyn: Schumer Jeopardizing Bipartisan Semiconductor Funding for Doomed Spending Spree

News Share on email Share on linkedin Share on facebook Earlier this summer, a conference committee was appointed and began negotiating a compromise bill that would finally fund the CHIPS Act and make other critical investments in our national security and competitiveness. But with the CHIPS funding on the five-yard line, the Majority Leader, the […]

Cornyn, Leahy Bill Combatting Cybersecurity Attacks Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today released the following statements after their National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, which will authorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to work with the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) to help prepare for and respond to cybersecurity risks at the national, state, and […]

Cornyn, Leahy Bill to Bolster Cybersecurity Passes House

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today released the following statements after their legislation, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to work with the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) to help prepare for […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with The University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell

AUSTIN – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met with The University of Texas at Austin (UT) President Jay Hartzell for an update on University operations and discussed future priorities for UT including the continued expansion of their research and development efforts to bolster semiconductor production and technologies. In November, Sen. Cornyn led a letter, with a […]

Cornyn Calls for Conference Committee on China Competitiveness Bill

I’m very disappointed that the House has wasted valuable time. The Senate bill needs to be the template for what is ultimately done by the conference committee and what is ultimately passed by the United States Congress. WASHINGTON – Yesterday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the need for a conference committee […]