State legislation filed in 2023 session would legalize fentanyl test strips
More than a dozen fentanyl-related bills have been filed this legislative session, with most decriminalizing test strips if passed. The controversial topic has recently gained bipartisan support.
Sen. John Cornyn meets with Hays County law enforcement, families affected by fentanyl
Each family member, school district employee or member of law enforcement in attendance had been affected by fentanyl in some way, and they wanted Sen. John Cornyn to know.
Senator John Cornyn talks border, debt ceiling, Ukraine and China
The Lone Star State's Senior U.S. Senator is shouldering what many see as the "Herculean" challenge of forging limited, bipartisan consensus as a means of easing the multifaceted border crisis plaguing Texas and the entire country.
UT Austin to receive $612K for additional mental health resources
The federal grant comes from funding authorized by US Sen. John Cornyn's Safer Communities Act signed into law after the mass shooting in Uvalde that killed 19 children and two teachers.
Sen. John Cornyn speaks on student loan forgiveness, border security, abortion and more
Longtime Texas Sen. John Cornyn is sharing his thoughts with FOX 7 Austin's Rudy Koski on major issues facing Texans, including student loan forgiveness, border security, and abortion laws.
Texas A&M's Forensic Nurse program enhanced to help sexual assault victims
The ramping up of the program is part of a federal grant program that was enhanced by Congress.
Senator John Cornyn tests positive for COVID-19
Cornyn says he is vaccinated, boosted, and feeling fine.
This Week in Texas Politics: Wildfires, education, cyber warfare
Some of the political fights that we saw this week in Texas politics were political cyber warfare. FOX 7 Austin's Rudy Koski and our panel of political analysts break it down.
This Week in Texas Politics: Polls, schools and inflation
FOX 7's Rudy Koski is joined by a panel of political analysts to discuss the Texas governor race, poll results, education and more.
Texas Republican Convention calls Biden win illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn over gun talks
Some 5,100 delegates and alternates voted on a party platform that also calls for ending the federal income tax, requiring education about fetal gestation and limiting the Legislature’s right to regulate guns.
Tale of two senators: Cruz doubles down against gun regulation while Cornyn leads GOP in negotiations
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has a history of working across the aisle to advance small gun policy bills after mass shootings.
Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s legal woes an ‘embarrassment’
“This is the chief law enforcement officer of the state of Texas and it’s a source of embarrassment to me that that has been unresolved,” John Cornyn told reporters.
Ted Cruz, John Cornyn vote no as Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
The U.S. Senate confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court today Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — the first Black woman ever confirmed to the high bench. Texas’ U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz voted against her nomination, joining a near-party-line vote of 53-47.
Ted Cruz, John Cornyn are poised to vote against Ketanji Brown Jackson
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman on the country’s highest court in its more than 230-year history — a fact that Cruz has called "inspirational" and Cornyn has called "long overdue."
John Cornyn renews calls for Joe Biden to help Trevor Reed, a Texan detained in Russia for more than two years
Trevor Reed’s case has taken on new urgency, given increasing Russian instability after that country’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
Bill addressing deaths of Fort Hood soldiers signed into law
The Servicemember Safety and Security Act improves safety on military installations and requires military installations to do several things.
Samsung chooses Taylor as home for new chip manufacturing plant
The new plant is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs, and marks the company’s largest-ever investment in the United States.
Analysis: Early signs point to another GOP-dominated election cycle in Texas
Republican incumbents enter their reelection campaigns well ahead of their Republican challengers and with most voters unacquainted with the Democratic challengers in the field, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
John Cornyn, Ted Cruz help block voting rights bill that would protect voters of color
In a final push to secure federal voting rights legislation this year, congressional Democrats failed to secure the necessary votes to avoid a GOP filibuster on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Cornyn, Doggett react to Abbott's order against vaccine mandates
Senator John Cornyn and Representative Lloyd Doggett share their thoughts on Governor Greg Abbott's new order against vaccine mandates in Texas.