John Cornyn Headlines

  • WH says Trump is interested in fixing gun background checks

    President Trump signaled he’s willing to reform the federal background check system after the Florida high school shooting last week.

    NY Daily News
  • Is a New Consensus on Gun Control Emerging?

    In the wake of a high school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida last week, lawmakers are considering a bill to bolster current laws that have failed to prevent people with criminal backgrounds from buying firearms. President Trump gave the measure his endorsement Monday morning. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump had spoken to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Friday about a bipartisan bill the Texas Republican had introduced alongside Sen. Chris...

    Weekly Standard
  • President Trump expresses support for senators' gun bill

    President Donald Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and scores injured. "The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system," Sarah Huckabee Sanders,...

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  • President Trump expresses support for senators' gun bill

    President Donald Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and scores injured. "The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system," Sarah Huckabee Sanders,...

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  • Feinstein to introduce bill raising minimum age for rifle purchases

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Friday that she will introduce legislation to raise the minimum legal age to buy rifles in the wake of a school shooting in Florida.Feinstein said the legislation would requ...

    TheHill
  • Beto O'Rourke fundraising tops $8M in campaign against Ted Cruz

    Texas U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke announced Friday morning that he raised $2.2 million from mostly small donors since the start of the new year. O'Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso hoping to defeat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, has now raised more than $8 million for his campaign - the most any Democrat in Texas has raised in a U.S. Senate race in 16 years.

    Houston Chronicle
  • What's Next for DACA?

    After dedicating three days of floor time and casting a grand total of four votes on different proposals to address the precarious future of 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the country as children, the United States Senate is taking a week off. And when lawmakers return from their holiday, most Republicans say they’ll be ready to move on to other issues. “I don’t see us coming back to it for some weeks,” North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis said Thursday afternoon. “I mean,...

    Weekly Standard
  • GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures

    Republicans are looking for a Plan B on immigration after a series of proposals were rejected Thursday in the Senate, leaving little time to act before nearly 1 million immigrants who came to the country illegally as children could face deportatio

    TheHill
  • Senate rejects Trump immigration plan

    The Senate has rejected legislation based on President Trump's framework for an immigration deal in a 39-60 vote on Thursday, leaving an uncertain path forward for Congress with nearly a million immigrants sheltered by an Obama-era program fa

    TheHill
  • Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections

    Legislation to reduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders advanced in the Senate Thursday despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly urging the committee to vote it down.I...

    TheHill
  • Both sides of immigration fight unhappy with Senate debate

    Neither side of the immigration debate is happy as the Senate enters its third formal day of debate on a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

    TheHill
  • Immigration fight down to the wire

    Senators are struggling to break through a legislative stalemate on immigration, with centrists making a frantic push to find a deal that can win enough support to pass by the end of the week.

    TheHill
  • McConnell tees up immigration votes

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed up votes on a slate of immigration proposals on Wednesday, as he tries to break a logjam that has held the chamber's debate in a days-long limbo.McConnell filed cloture...

    TheHill
  • McConnell keeps firm grip on immigration debate

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who promised what was expected to be a free-for-all immigration debate, is keeping his hand firmly on the wheel.The Senate is indeed tackling immigration, but McConne...

    TheHill
  • Senate hits wall on immigration

    The Senate’s immigration debate is hitting a wall before it even gets started.

    TheHill
  • Congress' immigration disaster is taking a turn for the worse

    Senators negotiating an immigration deal are more divided than ever on how to protect young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" from deportation. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced Wednesday they reached a deal, but the White House and some Republicans quickly declared it unworkable. Trump has threatened to veto any legislation that doesn't meet each of his demands. A freewheeling immigration debate in the Senate reached peak discord on Wednesday, as lawmakers rushed to meet an...

    Business Insider
  • Hoyer urges Ryan: Ignore Trump, pass a DACA fix

    The second-ranking House Democrat has an urgent request of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) heading into the thorny debate on the fate of "Dreamers": Ignore President Trump and let the House pass the bill it favors.Rep....

    TheHill
  • Cornyn to Dems: Clock is ticking for DACA counteroffer

    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that the "clock is ticking" for Democrats to offer a counterproposal in the Senate on DACA.In a response to a tweet from Sen. Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) commun...

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