Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Blasts VP Harris for Plans to Boycott Netanyahu Address

News Many on the far left in our country have chosen to take sides, not with our friend and ally Israel, but with the terrorists. It’s disgraceful and embarrassing to see the pandering to extremist elements in the Democratic Party. If the Vice President keeps up with her current plans to boycott this address, it […]

Cornyn, Colleagues’ Bill to Ensure Crime Victims’ Representatives Receive Restitution Heads to President’s Desk

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 Statement on Establishment of Marfa’s Blackwell School as a National Park

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally established the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas, as part of the National Park System, which was designated a National Historic Site through the passage of Sen. Cornyn’s Blackwell School National Historic Site Act: “For […]

Cornyn Urges DoD to Block Chinese Wind Farm Near Laughlin AFB

News MILWAUKEE – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Defense to either terminate or suspend the environmental permit for the Blue Hills Wind Farm site in northern Val Verde County, Texas. The letter cites security concerns related to the purchase of 130,000 acres of land in proximity to Laughlin Air Force Base […]

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

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) released the following statements after 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, […]

Cornyn, Booker Introduce Bill to Help Law Enforcement Better Prosecute Child Abusers

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced their Strengthening Child Exploitation Enforcement Act, which would close loopholes in existing criminal child sexual abuse statues to help law enforcement better prosecute offenders and protect victims: “Any person evil enough to abuse a child should be prosecuted to the fullest extent […]

Cornyn, Klobuchar Bill to Fight Rape Kit Backlog Heads to President’s Desk

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statements after 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, passed the Senate and now heads to the President’s […]

Senate Passes Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Lower Drug Costs

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) issued the following statements after their Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act, which would help lower drug prices by preventing bad actors in the pharmaceutical industry from deliberately abusing the patent system, passed the Senate unanimously: “Anti-competitive practices from companies abusing the patent system […]

Cornyn, Peters Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Supply Chains, Cybersecurity

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced their Securing America’s Federal Equipment (SAFE) in Supply Chains Act, which would protect America’s cybersecurity by ensuring government agencies do not unintentionally acquire counterfeit electronics or those from unauthorized sellers: “From the pandemic to Russia’s attack on Ukraine and other global conflicts, […]

Cornyn to Biden: No Room for Weakness at NATO Summit

News [President Biden] must demonstrate decisive leadership and solidarity with our NATO allies. He needs to deliver a strong warning to our would-be adversaries that attacks against the United States and our allies will not be tolerated. There is no room for weakness or vacillation when it comes to sending this important message of deterrence. […]

VIDEO: Cornyn on Hurricane Beryl

News Early this morning, Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas as a Category One Hurricane. I’ve reached out to the county judges and mayors in some of the hardest hit areas and assured them that we are monitoring the situation, but more importantly, we are standing by, ready to do anything we can. Thank you […]

VIDEO: Cornyn Statement on Juneteenth

News By making Juneteenth a national holiday, we have ensured that the history and significance of this day will not be relegated to footnotes in a history book. It will preserve the history of Juneteenth for generations to come, and serve as a reminder of the hard-fought struggle for freedom. I appreciate the hard work […]

Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Recognizing Juneteenth

News WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who successfully led the effort in Congress to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution along with 43 of his Senate colleagues recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day. Text is below, and you can view the full resolution here. “Whereas news of the end of slavery […]