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John Cornyn's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip)
Date Title
June 20, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Humanitarian Assistance to Religious Minorities in Iraq
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
March 8, 2017 Cornyn, Peters, Graham Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create National Criminal Justice Commission
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Feb. 2, 2017 Grassley Resolution Would Reverse Obama-Era Regulation Limiting Second Amendment Rights of Social Security Beneficiaries
Sept. 15, 2016 Sens. Menendez, Cornyn, Reid Mark Hispanic Heritage Month with Senate Resolution
Aug. 23, 2016 Reid Statement on Black Women's Equal Pay Day
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of the U.S. Department of State - Fight for Human Rights in China
Jan. 28, 2016 After Senate Investigation, Cornyn Calls for Stronger HHS Vetting to Protect Unaccompanied Children
Jan. 21, 2016 Cornyn Introduces Bill to Combat Human Rights Violations in Vietnam
Jan. 11, 2016 Freedom of Information Act
Dec. 17, 2015 End Modern Slavery Initiative Act
Dec. 8, 2015 Senate Democrats Block Cornyn Proposal to Prevent Suspected Terrorists from Purchasing Firearms
Nov. 11, 2015 Letter to His Excellency, Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela
Aug. 11, 2015 Letter to the Hon. President Barack Obama - Raise Human Rights Concerns during upcoming September Visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United States
Aug. 3, 2015 Daines Leads 27 Senators in Urging State Department to Halt Misguided ITAR Changes
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Anthony Dearth, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary - International Traffic in Arms Regulation
June 23, 2015 Senators Cardin and Cornyn Introduce Legislation Establishing an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator
June 16, 2015 Senate Passes Cornyn-Boxer Resolution Recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day
June 10, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection - Security of Financial Data
May 22, 2015 Politico - PATRIOT Act on Life Support After Rand Paul Stymies Renewal Efforts
April 27, 2015 Politico - House Passes Info Sharing Bill, Ball in Senate Court
Oct. 29, 2014 Cornyn Statement on Decision to Withdraw Subpoenas of Houston Clergy
June 25, 2014 Cornyn: Voting Rights Act Amendment Ignores Texas' Progress
June 4, 2014 Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Be Secretary of Health and Human Services
June 4, 2014 Letter to Vincent Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia - Liu Xiaobo Plaza
June 3, 2014 National Review Online - Harry Reid's Assault on Free Speech
April 10, 2014 Cornyn Honors the Civil Rights Act
April 4, 2014 Cornyn Honors the Civil Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Cornyn Marks Vietnam Advocacy Day
Feb. 25, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - FCC's Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs
Feb. 6, 2014 Cornyn Opposes Radical DOJ Nominee
Jan. 29, 2014 Ukraine
Dec. 5, 2013 Cornyn Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
Aug. 22, 2013 Cornyn Response to Texas Voter ID Lawsuit from Justice Department
Aug. 6, 2013 Enzi, Barrasso Defend Legislative Prayer
July 25, 2013 Cornyn Responds to Justice Announcement on Texas Voting Laws
July 24, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Human Rights
July 3, 2013 Schumer, Cornyn to Introduce Legislation to Improve Voting Process for Military and Overseas Voters - Plan Would Ensure Timely Access to, and Return of Ballots from Military Service Members and their Families
May 16, 2013 Letter to J. Russel George, Inspector General for Tax Administration - Investigate Leak Of Non-Profits' Confidential Tax Information
May 8, 2013 Unanimous Consent Request - H. Con. Res. 25
March 8, 2013 Letter to Secretary Napolitano - National Security
March 6, 2013 Unanimous Consent Request - Executive Calendar
Feb. 25, 2013 The Long-Term Debt Reduction
Feb. 6, 2013 Cornyn Calls on White House to Release OLC Memos for Drone Killings
Oct. 19, 2012 Letter to Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense - Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Sept. 20, 2012 Letter to General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Sept. 11, 2012 Inhofe, Five GOP Senators Express Disappointment for DoD Failing to Comply to Move Act
July 11, 2012 Cornyn: "Attorney General is Playing to the Lowest Form of Identity Politics"
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