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Cornyn Passed Most Bills into Law Last Congress

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has ranked first among Members of Congress in number of bills sponsored that were enacted into law during the 117th Congress with a total of 34 bills, according to GovTrack. Image for illustration purposes
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has ranked first among Members of Congress in number of bills sponsored that were enacted into law during the 117th Congress with a total of 34 bills, according to GovTrack. Image for illustration purposes
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AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has ranked first among Members of Congress in number of bills sponsored that were enacted into law during the 117th Congress with a total of 34 bills, according to GovTrack.

Legislation Sen. Cornyn sponsored or led on the Republican side that was enacted into law as standalone bills during the 117th Congress include:

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In addition, Sen. Cornyn had 17 bills he introduced or co-led substantially incorporated into other legislation that was signed into law, including:

  • Funding for Sen. Cornyn’s CHIPS for America Act: The CHIPS and Science Act provided funding for Sen. Cornyn’s law to help restore semiconductor manufacturing on American soil.
  • State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act: Provides additional flexibility for states, tribes, and local governments to utilize their Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
  • Texas provisions in the FY23 and FY22 National Defense Authorization Act:
    • Texas Coastal Spine Authorization Act: Authorizes the construction of a large-scale coastal storm risk management and coastal barrier protection system.
    • Protecting our Servicemembers through Proven Methods Act: Directs the Secretary of Defense to collect comprehensive data on the causes of sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence in the military.
    • DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act: Instructs U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop and execute a plan to combat the use of tunnels by cartels and other transnational criminal organizations.
    • Authorized $677.4 million for military construction projects in Texas.
    • Raised troops’ pay by 4.6% in FY23 authorization and 2.7% in FY22 authorization.
  • 9/11 Victims Compensation: Provides a catch-up payment for thousands of 9/11 victims, spouses, and dependents who were unfairly excluded from the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund when it was first established in 2015.
  • HOPE for Afghan SIVs Act:Provides a temporary waiver of medical exam requirements so Afghan interpreters and translators who assisted U.S. troops during the War on Terror can quickly immigrate to the United States and avoid persecution in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Act: Clarifies and improves an existing grant program to train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), specialized nurses who provide forensic sexual assault examinations to rape victims.
  • Behavioral Intervention Guidelines (BIG) Act: Helps identify how educators can best implement behavioral intervention programs to identify and address early signs of potential violence among students.
  • El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial Act: Designates the Healing Garden commissioned in El Paso after the 2019 mass shooting as the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial.
  • Debt Bondage Repair ActProtects victims of human trafficking as they regain their financial freedom and rebuild their lives after enduring the horrors of abuse, including financial exploitation.
  • VITAL Assessment ActProvides critical mental health care and support to student veterans by improving the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Integration Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program.

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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