U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement ahead of the Fourth of July:
"As our nation marks its 237th birthday, I join in celebrating this Fourth of July. As Texans, the independent spirit that defines this country is rooted in our very being.
"I remain deeply grateful for our forefathers who fought to create our great nation, and for the brave men and women who continue that fight today.
"May God bless Texas, and the United States of America."