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John Cornyn's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip)
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Oct. 18, 2018 Tweet - "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Legislation I introduced, the HEALS Act, would expand access to housing for survivors. Sadly, domestic violence and homelessness often go hand in hand and the latter can prevent people from escaping abusive situations #DVAM"
Oct. 16, 2018 Tweet - "U.S. car­bon emis­sions have de­clined by 14% since 2005 thanks to the boom in shale frack­ing as cheap nat­ural gas has re­placed coal as the top fuel source for elec­tricity gen­er­a­tion. This is the re­sult of mar­ket forces and pri­vate in­no­va­tion"
Oct. 13, 2018 Tweet - "There were approx. 107,000 family unit apprehensions, overwhelmingly Central Americans, in FY 2018. That is more family unit apprehensions in any year since 2014. @CBPSouthTexas @DHSgov"
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats must want to get out of Washington to campaign. That's the best explanation for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's decision to agree on Thursday to let 15 more judicial nominees move for a confirmation vote."
Oct. 12, 2018 Authorizing Testimony and Representation of Senate Employee
Oct. 12, 2018 Cornyn Joins Laura Ingraham to Discuss Kavanaugh Confirmation, GOP Accomplishments
Oct. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer - New NAFTA Signing Ceremony
Oct. 11, 2018 Executive Session
Oct. 10, 2018 Letter to Andrew McGilvray - Support of City of Lufkin's Request for a Foreign Trade Zone
Oct. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Today the Senate passed America's Water Infrastructure Act, which included a number of my Texas priorities. 1/5"
Oct. 10, 2018 Cornyn, Klobuchar Bill to Help Prosecute Criminals in DNA Cold Cases Signed into Law
Oct. 10, 2018 Cornyn Provision to Authorize Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project Passes the Senate
Oct. 10, 2018 Cornyn: Kavanaugh Chaos, Vote to Limit Healthcare Plans Preview of a Democrat Senate
Oct. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Kavanaugh's Opening Statement Is the Defining Speech of Our Time"
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The grants, authorized by the STOP School Violence Act passed earlier this year, aim to increase school security and provide training for teachers, staff members and students in hopes of preventing campus acts of violence. Texas was given the maximum award"
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The Urban Institute has estimated that if the Trump Administration's rule goes into effect that 4.3 million Americans will purchase short-term coverage next year, of which 1.7 million are currently uninsured."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "My legislation helped with this part. -> SEC. 110. SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS. Authorized funds for crisis intervention teams to include coordination with law enforcement and specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "On average I believe the state/federal share on public education funding is 90%/10%. State and local school districts can do more if they seem it necessary."
Oct. 9, 2018 Designating the United States Courthouse Located At 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, As the ``Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse''
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "More Senator John Cornyn Retweeted Sen. Tammy Baldwin Contention is apparently that "junk" = what consumers choose and can afford. We don't need more condescending paternalism and "Washington knows best attitude" to cover pre-existing conditions. …"
Oct. 8, 2018 Tweet - "If anyone thinks threats, intimidation and bullying will work, they clearly don't know her: Susan Collins unbowed: Under guard, she stands by her Kavanaugh vote"
Oct. 8, 2018 Tweet - "No, rather than a celebratory toast, how Senate Ds treated Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh and his family was unspeakably cruel and was a dissevice to all victims of sexual assault. Evidently, the orchestrated campaign to tar anyone who supported this nomination continues. Shameful"
Oct. 7, 2018 Tweet - "How do you think the #BrettKavanaugh confirmation process will compare to that of POTUS's next appointment to SCOTUS?"
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "As you know it is a preponderance of the evidence standard used in civil proceedings. It is not fictional. What standard do you propose? Guilty until proven innocent?"
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Ds weaponized the confirmation process starting with Bork. Only way to go is up, as I agree with Senator Collins the Senate has hit rock bottom."
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Rollcall: 101 people were arrested at the Capitol, many paid and orchestrated to intimidate Senators and their staff."
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Senator Collins speech one of the most important of our time. Reminds me that none of the other virtues mean much without courage. And she showed great courage"
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "All started with ambush of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanugh when allegations were hidden from FBI and Senate Judiciary Committee investigators until after the first hearing then leaked to press"
Oct. 5, 2018 Executive Session
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "THREE HUNDRED AND TWO people were arrested on Capitol Hill yesterday for "unlawfully demonstrating" in Senate office buildings."
Oct. 4, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Urge Against Year-Round E-15
Oct. 4, 2018 Cornyn: It's Time to Confirm Kavanaugh
Oct. 4, 2018 Cornyn Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Heads to President's Desk in Opioids Package
Oct. 4, 2018 Executive Session
Oct. 4, 2018 Tweet - "TODAY, reporters are going to stake out the room where senators are reading the report. As each Republican senator exits, they'll be asked about the contents of the FBI memo -- and whether it's going to affect their vote. This will likely go on all day. @playbookplus"
Oct. 4, 2018 On Fox, Cornyn Discusses Democrats' Mishandling of Ford Allegations
Oct. 3, 2018 Tweet - "This is a bad joke. At her request Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh were interviewed before 20 million Americans. This is solely for purposes of delay"
Oct. 3, 2018 Tweet - "Unfortunately Senator Feinstein declined to share Dr Ford's letter until after FBI had completed its background investigation, so this wasn't possible. …"
Oct. 3, 2018 Cornyn: Kavanaugh Process Has Become Three-Ring Circus
Oct. 2, 2018 Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017
Oct. 2, 2018 Tweet - "If the FBI finds no corroboration of the charges, 60 percent believe that Kavanaugh should then be confirmed, according to a weekend Harvard CAPS/Harris poll of 1,330 registered voters @thehill"
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Last Thursday, the Senate passed my legislation to provide much needed updates to the @MissingKids CyberTipline. This bill would ensure the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can continue to prevent and stop the exploitation of children online."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Last Friday, the House passed my bill, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, to strengthen and reauthorize key programs that support survivors of human trafficking and provide resources to law enforcement officials on the front lines of the fight against modern-day slavery."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Last Wednesday, I introduced a bill to exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary awards given to human trafficking survivors from federal income taxes. The bill has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "His judicial record is the best evidence. Also, the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave its highest rating of well-qualified to Kavanaugh based on professional competence, integrity and judicial temperament."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Last Wednesday, the Senate passed my bill, the Justice Served Act, to provide funds to prosecute cold cases solved by DNA evidence, such as backlogged rape cases and other violent crimes. The bill is on the President's desk to be signed into law."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Last Tuesday, my bill to help reduce demand for narcotics & fund recovery programs was included in the conference report of the opioids package. My bill reauthorizes the @ONDCP, making it possible to award grants like the one the WH announced last Wednesday."
Oct. 1, 2018 Tweet - "His judicial record is the best evidence. Also, the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave its highest rating of well-qualified to Kavanaugh based on professional competence, integrity and judicial temperament."
Oct. 1, 2018 Executive Calendar - Continued
Oct. 1, 2018 Cornyn Statement on NAFTA Agreement
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