A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statements after their Sensible Classification Act of 2023, which would increase accountability...
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I joined Bret Baier's Special Report this week with Rep.
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I led an official Homeland Security subcommittee visit to New York this weekend to examine and learn more about the counterterrorism and law enforcement capabilities of the New York Police Department.
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Last week I introduced the Gray Zone Defense Assessment Act. This bipartisan legislation directs the United States to develop a playbook to properly counter gray zone aggression and strengthen U.S. national security.
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Last week House Republicans passed the National Defense Authorization Act. While we can never do enough to thank our servicemen and women for protecting freedom and defending democracy, this bill takes a step in the right...
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Part of the problem is that the conversation tends to be divided into “either-or” categories: either border security or immigration reform. The business community maintains that the solution is not an “either-or” scenario....
This week, I held a Homeland Security subcommittee hearing over the topic of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and the threat they pose to the United States by way of our open southern border.
During the Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing, I questioned FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Jill Murphy. Ms.
On the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
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Unfortunately, the "Defund the Police" movement has infected our country. We’ve forgotten what it means to support real-life heroes, the men and women in law enforcement who serve our communities every day. 
Chinese-made cranes operating at American ports across the country, including at several used by the military, have the capability to give Beijing opportunities to spy on and disrupt U.S. port operations.
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President Biden failed America, our troops, and our allies when he withdrew from Afghanistan without a plan of action.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after securing multiple priorities for Texas in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 to support Texas servicemembers,...
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This week I was proud to co-sponsor the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, the most conservative election integrity bill seriously considered in the House in over 20 years. The ACE Act equips states with election...
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U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement on House passage of the Changing Age-Determined Eligibility to Student Incentive Payments (CADETS) Act, bipartisan legislation...
On The Hugh Hewitt Show, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the federal indictment of former President Trump. Excerpts of his interview are below.
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Monday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the need to counter threats from China through the national defense authorization bill instead of Majority Leader Schumer’s partisan “China bill 2.0.”
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This week, I held a House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing to assess the U.S. homeland’s vulnerabilities to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression.
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) released the following statements after their Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, which would reauthorize a nationwide law enforcement...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today condemned the Biden administration for funding both sides of the Russian-Iranian war on Ukraine by giving aide to Ukraine while simultaneously allowing Tehran to rebuild its energy exports...



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