Sen. John Cornyn

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Texas Republican Senator Proposing Gun Background Check Bill

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers.


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Republicans Stay Strong In Texas

Greg Abbot is projected to be the next governor of the Lone Star state, John Cornyn wins his 3rd term in the Senate.


Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to members of the media after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon July 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cornyn: ‘It Looks Like We’re On A Track To Do Absolutely Nothing’

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they’re unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.


U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Legislation Would Allow Agents To Turn Many Immigrant Children Around Quickly At Border

Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who’ve been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on April 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cornyn: Reid Running Senate ‘Like A Dictatorship’

A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration’s continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, listens to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during a news conference on immigration reform on April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio Looks To Sell Conservative Lawmakers On Immigration Legislation

Senate debate on a far-reaching immigration bill is becoming a test of Sen. Marco Rubio’s influence over fellow Republicans as the Florida conservative works to sell GOP lawmakers on landmark legislation that also may help determine the fate of his presidential ambitions.


Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on May 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former IRS Commissioner: I Knew Little About What Was Happening

The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that President Obama’s Wednesday address needs to show that  his foreign policy is more than “not to be Bush,” reiterating that Obama needs to “instill fear and respect” with terrorist organizations.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham: Hagel Would Be ‘Most Antagonistic’ Defense Secretary Toward Israel In Nation’s History

Republican senators fear former Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense would further deteriorate relations with Israel.


US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]


Sen John Cornyn, R-Texas, is interviewed after leaving the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the morning session on March 27, 2012. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Cornyn: Obama Trying ‘To Divide The Country’ Over Gay Marriage

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says President Obama is trying to “divide the country” over gay marriage.