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Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after being selected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Republican Whip in the 114th Congress:
I’m humbled to have been chosen by my colleagues to help lead the new majority in the U.S. Senate, and I pledge that those fundamental Texas values of personal liberty and limited government will continue to be my guide. Read more »
What happened on November the 4th was the beginning of an opportunity, an opportunity we have, working together, to restore faith in our democratic institutions, to restore strong growth to our economy and to restore a sense of purpose and principle to U.S. foreign policy.
Starting with the incoming Majority Leader, my good friend, the senior Senator from Kentucky, Republicans have been entrusted by our fellow citizens to lead this chamber next year. We understand that the American people sent a strong message on November 4th that they were enormously frustrated by what they saw as
Our veterans and their family members have gone to every length to defend our nation and protect their fellow men and women, and nowhere is that level of commitment stronger than here in the great State of Texas. Home to nearly 1.7 million veterans and some of the nation’s largest and most important military bases, the Texas military community is a source of pride for all Texans.
Sadly, events of the past year have shown us that too many of our veterans in Texas and across the country have not been treated with the dignity and care they so rightly deserve. Nothing should be put above the needs
The American people sent a strong message Tuesday that they want Washington to work together, and I made clear to the President that we should tackle immigration reform together on a step-by-step basis, beginning with border security and respect for the rule of law.
Unfortunately the President's promise to unilaterally go around Congress ignores the message voters sent on Election Day. It is my sincere hope that he will reverse course and work with us – not around us – to secure the border and achieve real reforms to our immigration system. Read more »
The message sent on election night from the American people is loud and clear: Washington is broken, the big government experiment has failed, and the time has come for fresh leadership and a new direction for the country. We are humbled by the opportunity before us, but it’s just that – an opportunity, not a referendum. Read more »
Today is the day. If you haven't voted yet, this is your last chance to get out to the polls and make your voice heard.
And please bring a friend. We simply cannot Keep Texas Red without support from millions of Republicans like you.
If you need help finding your polling place, just go here and enter your street address.Read more »
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald to invite him to visit the Rio Grande Valley to hear firsthand from South Texas veterans about the need for a full-service inpatient health care facility in the region:
I have introduced legislation to direct the VA Secretary to put a full-service inpatient health care facility in the South Texas VA Health Care Center in Harlingen, Texas. This bill would require the VA Secretary to include in the VA’s annual Strategic Capital Investment Planning process the resources necessary to expand the existing facility to provide
I issued the following statement in response to a report that the President intends to bypass Congress on a nuclear agreement with Iran.
The American people will not tolerate a President who wheels and deals with a radical regime behind their backs and dodges congressional oversight every chance he gets. Any agreement with Iran to provide further relief from U.S. sanctions must be done in conjunction with Congress in an open and transparent way to ensure it advances America’s national security. Read more »
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected yesterday that the annual deficit will double over the next 10 years, despite recent attempts by President Obama to claim credit for reducing spending:
Behind the façade of President Obama’s shrinking deficit fueled by higher taxes is a national debt growing so fast that every child born comes into the world owing nearly $56,000. Read more »
Friday I wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the U.S. following this week’s first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas:
Full text of the letter is below.
October 3, 2014
Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
Dear Commissioner Kerlikowske: Read more »