Congress had only one major piece of legislation to pass when members returned for the fall: a bill keeping the government doors open. But with a deadline looming late Friday, members are down to the wire to avoid a shutdown.
In the Roundup: U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz continue their less than adoring relationship, the federal government says Texas is misleading voters on relaxed ID requirements ahead of the November election and a new study shows smaller is better when it comes to pre-K class sizes.
During a hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee that convened to consider nominees for five federal district court seats in Texas, the candidates promised senators they would steer clear of becoming activist judges.
Days after five police officers were killed by a lone gunman in downtown Dallas, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Wednesday that would make killing a police officer a federal crime.
In the Roundup: Texas leaders look to quietly enact a new requirement of abortion providers, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn calls for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lose her security clearance and Texas and New York battle it out over businesses.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn thinks it would be a great idea to open the FBI’s investigative files on Hillary Clinton. But there's a reason for separating police and prosecutors and courts — and for separating all of them from politics.
Monday's Supreme Court ruling against two key provisions of the state's anti-abortion law was the latest setback for a band of Republicans who abhor regulatory constraints on business but who regularly try to control the behavior of individuals in Texas.
A week after the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history, the U.S. Senate voted down four gun control measures, including one put forward by Sen. John Cornyn seeking to ban the sale of weapons to people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list.
Decades after Nazis confiscated paintings and artwork from thousands of Holocaust victims, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are setting aside their fractious relationship and trying to make it easier for descendants to recover heirlooms.
Funding to combat the Zika virus. Restructuring Puerto Rico's debt. And, oh yeah, keeping the government running. Congress has a short period to tackle some big issues. In nearly every battle, Texans are playing major roles.