Senator John Cornyn

DETAILS: Senator John Cornyn
(1952 - ) Texas
  • United States Senate
  • United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • TX Senate
    (2002- present)
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FOR

Environmental Regulation

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There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: No
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Trade

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Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.


AGAINST

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.


FOR

Environmental Regulation

$
There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: No
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Trade

$
Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


AGAINST

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
    • $33.2k
    • National Assn of Broadcasters
    • $25k
    • Lockheed Martin
    • $22k
    • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
    • $22k
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • $21.5k
    • National Assn of Home Builders
    • $21k
    • Raytheon Company
    • $21k
    • General Atomics
    • $20.4k
    • FMR LLC
    • $20.2k
    • Valero Energy
    • $20k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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