Tribpedia: John Cornyn

L.-R., top row: U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, U.S. Reps. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, Kevin Brady R-The Woodlands. L.-R., bottom row: U.S. Reps. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio and Michael McCaul, R-Austin.
L.-R., top row: U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, U.S. Reps. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, Kevin Brady R-The Woodlands. L.-R., bottom row: U.S. Reps. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio and Michael McCaul, R-Austin.

The key Texans in Congress to watch in the Trump Era

Donald Trump's presidency alongside a Republican-controlled Congress could soon translate to staggering power for seven Texas Republicans.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, in his office in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2016.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, in his office in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2016.

Kevin Brady: Trade Deal Ball is in Obama's Court

The largest trade deal in the nation's history is not quite dead, says the Texan positioned to usher the most sweeping piece of economic legislation of the Obama era through the U.S. House. 

 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to consider five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. The hearing was Sept. 7, 2016.

Senators Consider Texas Nominees for Long-Vacant Judicial Seats

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.   

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wraps up his keynote address to delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas on May 13, 2016.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wraps up his keynote address to delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas on May 13, 2016.

Cornyn Bill Would Make Killing Police Officer a Federal Crime

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.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas on July 12, 2016.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas on July 12, 2016.

Obama, Bush Call for Unity at Dallas Memorial

President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the best way to honor the lives of the officers is for Americans to put aside their differences and unite. 

U.S. Sen John Cornyn details his meeting with Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump during a press conference May 13, 2016 in Dallas
U.S. Sen John Cornyn details his meeting with Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump during a press conference May 13, 2016 in Dallas

Analysis: Cornyn Wants FBI to Open Clinton Files. And Then What?

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. 

An anti-abortion protester demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2016, before the court struck down two key provisions of a Texas abortion law.
An anti-abortion protester demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2016, before the court struck down two key provisions of a Texas abortion law.

Analysis: Anti-Regulation Party in Texas Has a Strong Taste for Rules

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. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, May 12.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, May 12.

Cornyn Gun Measure Fails in U.S. Senate

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.

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (l) and John Cornyn
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (l) and John Cornyn

Cornyn, Cruz Push for Recovery of Nazi-stolen Artwork

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.