Senator Cornyn

VIDEO: Cornyn Grills TikTok CEO on Child Usage, U.S.-China Data Sharing

News CORNYN: According to the Journal, employees under the Project Texas say that U.S. user data… continued to be shared with ByteDance staff, again, owned by a Chinese company. Are you going to conduct any sort of investigation to see whether there’s any truth to the allegations made in the article, or are you just […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Manage Space Traffic in Low-Earth Orbit

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today introduced their Situational Awareness of Flying Elements in (SAFE) Orbit Act, which would encourage the development of commercial space capabilities by directing the Office of Space Commerce (OSC) within the […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Plano Mayor

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Plano Mayor John Muns to discuss the city’s development projects and the importance of improving transportation infrastructure as the Metroplex continues to grow. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing to do so may credit the […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Port San Antonio CEO

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach to discuss Port San Antonio’s impact on Bexar County, including its initiatives to cultivate interest in STEM education for local youth and incentivize innovation at the state-of-the-art Boeing Center at Tech Port. Port San Antonio has more […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with NASA Administrator

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met yesterday with NASA Administrator and former Senator Bill Nelson to discuss the Orion spacecraft project, managed by NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), and other priorities for NASA and JSC. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing […]

PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Texas Tech System Leadership

News  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with the Texas Tech University (TTU) System Chancellor Tedd Mitchell, TTU President Lawrence Schovanec, and Midwestern State University President Stacia Haynie to discuss semiconductor education research and other priorities for the University System. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, […]

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 […]