Texas senators pushing for Zika funding

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A wet spring has led many homeowners to start preparing for mosquito season and with it, the threat of the Zika virus. U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are among those thinking ahead and pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funding to prevent a Texas outbreak of the virus. As many […]

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Republicans call for tougher sentences against cop killers

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Two Texas Republicans have introduced legislation that would increase penalties against people who intentionally attack law enforcement officers. The “Back the Blue Act,” from Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Ted Poe, would make it a federal crime to kill, attempt to kill or conspire to kill a federal judge, federal law enforcement officer or federally […]

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Cornyn: Funding Bill Beefs Up Border Security, Defense

Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, which includes additional funding for border security and defense, and the importance of free trade agreements to Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here. Over the weekend, an agreement was finally reached […]

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Sen. Cornyn echoes BCS Chamber’s call for stronger national defense

The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce’s call for a stronger national defense found friendly ears in Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). Senator Cornyn spoke to the Chamber delegation in Washington, D.C. about the spending deal struck by Congress this week, which includes an extra $15 billion in defense spending, half of what President Donald Trump requested. […]

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Senator John Cornyn visits West Texas Food Bank

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) – United States Senator John Cornyn visited the West Texas Food Bank Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Cornyn was able to learn more about all the partnerships with local entities in Midland and how they address hunger and poverty in the Permian Basin. He also announced new legislation that aims to reduce food insecurity […]

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Officer Honored for Actions at Dallas VA

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Senator John Cornyn has awarded Dallas VA Officer Brandon Holloway the Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions at a clinic near the Dallas VA last year. On October 28, police say a patient at a clinic near the hospital got upset about his medication and tried to hit a clerk. They say the patient […]

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Senator Cornyn in Abilene to Present POW Medal at Dyess Air Force Base

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United States Senator John Cornyn is at Dyess Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon to award a Prisoner-of-War medal the son of a fallen veteran killed in action during the Korean War. While on base, Cornyn will also meet with Air Force and City leaders to receiving briefings about the, “positive impact Dyess AFB has on […]

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Cornyn plans bill aimed at reining in licensing rules

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Gordon Logan, founder and chief executive of the Sport Clips hair salon chain, has a quick test for anyone who thinks the myriad nationwide regulations governing occupational licenses make sense. “I ask them to tell me, are there more world-class hairstylists in New York or Des Moines?” Logan said. Those who pick New York are […]

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Cornyn meets with Corsicana civic, business leaders

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan, Navarro County Judge H.M. Davenport, and local job creators Thursday for a roundtable discussion on legislative issues that affect Corsicana’s economy, including trade, infrastructure, labor, and environmental regulation. “I listened to local business about what they need to continue to grow and prosper,” Cornyn said […]

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Cornyn touts bill meant to encourage law enforcement agencies to hire veterans

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn came to Fort Worth Monday to promote a bill that would encourage local and state governments to hire military veterans as law enforcement officers. He got a warm welcome from county and city leaders. “This is has been a military community for years,” Mayor Betsy Price said. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill […]

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