Strong Values For A Strong Foundation

I strongly believe in core Texas values - encouraging personal responsibility, compassion for others, and supporting family values. Strong families are the foundation for a prosperous and civilized society, and a compassionate government recognizes their importance in fostering successful communities, happier homes, and healthier lives.

Senator John Cornyn

Senator Cornyn strongly believes that every life is worthy of respect, and the institution of marriage is worthy of protection. Senator Cornyn supports providing opportunity for all by removing government limitations on freedom so every citizen has the chance to realize the American Dream. Government must provide a "hand-up" for citizens, not merely a "hand-out."

  • Cosponsored the bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (S.1881).
  • Cosponsored S.1525, a bill to block any action from being taken to finalize or give effect to a proposed rule governing the Federal child support enforcement program. The bill addresses concerns with President Obama going around Congress to undermine the program. S.1525 will stop the President’s unilateral action and ensure our child support laws protect innocent children and taxpayers, not absentee parents.
  • Introduced and led efforts to pass the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which passed the Senate unanimously and was signed into law in 2015.  This legislation cracks down on human trafficking and provides help for victims by creating new law enforcement tools to fight human traffickers and the criminal networks that support them.
  • Introduced the CORRECTIONS Act, which would improve public safety and save taxpayer money by encouraging federal prisoners to participate in faith-based and job training programs that have been shown to reduce recidivism and help end the revolving door in federal prisons.    
  • Supported H.R.4980, The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, which was signed into law on September 26, 2014. The bill encourages states to combat sex trafficking among youth in foster care; promote normalcy for foster youth; help move more children from foster care into adoptive homes or the homes of relatives; and increase the amount of child support provided to families in which one parent resides outside of the U.S. 
  • Cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S.1670,  in the 113th Congress and S.1553 in the 114th Congress, to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.
  • Cosponsored S.582, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, in the 114th Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs. Additionally, it would require any health plan that provides abortion coverage to disclose that information to enrollees at the time of enrollment.
  • Cosponsored S. 946, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, in the 113th Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs.
  • Cosponsored the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which the Senate passed in 2003 and was signed into law by President Bush. 
  • Cosponsored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.220), which requires health care practitioners who are present at a live birth after an attempted abortion to exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child—the same degree of care that would be offered to any other born-alive child of the same gestational age.
  • Cosponsored S.J. Res. 13 in the 115th Congress, which would repeal the Obama Administration’s rule preventing states from deprioritizing Planned Parenthood under the Title X program. 
  • Supported the Federal Marriage Amendment to protect traditional marriage.
  • Supported the Child Support Improvement and Work Promotion Act, which takes significant steps to increase the reliability of child support for children by streamlining the child support enforcement (CSE) programs.
 
  • Voted to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother in the 114th Congress.
  • Voted to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America (S.1881 and H.R.3762) in the 114th Congress.
  • Supported an amendment to ensure that federal funds aren’t used to purchase health care plans on the Obamacare exchanges that cover abortions.
  • Voted to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program in the 113th Congress.  

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