Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Statement on Establishment of New San Antonio Passport Agency

June 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State announced today the establishment of a new U.S. passport agency in San Antonio, Texas:

“Home to the Alamo, the annual Fiesta celebration, and the largest joint military base in the nation, my hometown of San Antonio has a rich cultural history and serves as a hub for veterans, businesses, and visitors across the globe,” said Sen. Cornyn. “With only three other U.S. passport agencies in Texas, this much-needed facility in ‘Military City USA’ will make it easier and more convenient for Texans to obtain and renew a passport.”


The FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Sen. Cornyn voted for, tasked the Bureau of Consular Affairs with improving in-person and emergency passport services for residents who live in a significant population center that is further than a five-hour drive from an existing passport agency. In addition to San Antonio, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Orlando, and Charlotte have been determined to satisfy the requirements laid out in the NDAA.