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John Cornyn's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: John Cornyn
Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandy; 2 Children: Danley, Haley
Birth Date: 02/02/1952
Birth Place: Houston, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Church of Christ
Date Title
Issue Position: National Defense & The U.S. Military
July 10, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Surplus Military Equipment
June 11, 2014 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the May 31, 2014, Transfer of Five Detainees From the Detention Facility At United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
March 24, 2014 National Review Online - How to Maximize Our Leverage with Putin
March 3, 2014 Senators Cornyn, Risch and Rubio: Gottemoeller Nomination Should Not Move Forward
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014--Continued
Dec. 18, 2013 Cornyn: Mistake to Not Fix Military Pensions
Nov. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Oct. 30, 2013 Executive Session
Oct. 10, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Pressure on Iran
Sept. 16, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder - DOJ Investigation Into Contracts With Russian Firm Arming Assad
Sept. 13, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Disarming Syria of Bioweapons
Sept. 11, 2013 Syria
Sept. 3, 2013 Cornyn Calls on President to Address Nation on Syria
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Cancel All Contracts With Russian Firm Arming Assad
July 30, 2013 Cornyn Praises Defense Budget Cutting Funds for Russian Arms Firm Supplying Assad
July 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - Russian Made Helicopter Contract
June 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State - Nuclear Arsenal Reduction
June 18, 2013 Cornyn Slams Latest Pentagon Contract with Russian Firm Arming Assad Regime
June 4, 2013 Culture of Intimidation
May 23, 2013 Cornyn Challenges Obama's Gitmo Vision
May 20, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - Military Conscience Protections
April 17, 2013 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Add Buffer Zones Around Military Installations
April 14, 2013 FOX NEWS "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript - Immigration, Guns, and the Budget
March 19, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
March 15, 2013 Cornyn Renews Opposition to UN Arms Treaty, Urges the President to Oppose
Feb. 28, 2013 Graham Introduces Resolution Expressing Support for U.S.-Israeli Relationship & Concerns about Iranian Nuclear Program
Feb. 26, 2013 Executive Session
Feb. 26, 2013 Cornyn on Hagel: "Clearly the Wrong Man for the Job'
Feb. 21, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Withdraw Hagel Nomination
Feb. 14, 2013 Cornyn Statement on Hagel Vote
Jan. 30, 2013 National Review Online - The Case Against Hagel
Jan. 30, 2013 Hagel Nomination
Jan. 15, 2013 Cornyn: Closed Door Meetings, Retraction Letters Can't Erase Hagel's Record
Jan. 10, 2013 CNN.com - Cornyn Op-Ed: Why I Can't Support Hagel
Jan. 7, 2013 Cornyn: Hagel "Worst Possible Message' for U.S. Allies in Middle East
Dec. 21, 2012 Cornyn, DeLauro Applaud Provision Cutting Ties with Russian Arms Dealer
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Dec. 6, 2012 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army; and to Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army - SIGAR Referrals
Nov. 30, 2012 Cornyn Measure Ending U.S. Relationship with Russian Firm Arming Assad Adopted by Senate
Sept. 18, 2012 Fox News - As Middle East Rages, Obama Must Offer Real Leadership
Sept. 14, 2012 Cowtown on the Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
Sept. 12, 2012 Cornyn Statement on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya
Aug. 17, 2012 Letter to Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations
July 5, 2012 Letter to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Boeing Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., CSC, SAIC, BAE Systems Inc., ATK, ITT Exelis, EADS North America Inc. and United Technologies Corporation
June 11, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Leon E. Panetta Secretary of Defense
April 6, 2012 National Review Online - The Limits of Cheeseburger Diplomacy
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