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GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

GOP to announce border bill plan with fraction of WH request

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Republicans tasked with forming a plan to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the border made it clear they won't give President Obama everything he wants.
Gabrielle Levy
FBI to assist with VA investigation

FBI to assist with VA investigation

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Officials from the U.S. Justice Department have asked the FBI to assist in the ongoing review of materials related to the ongoing VA probe.
Matt Bradwell
Senate committee approves Burwell nomination for HHS

Senate committee approves Burwell nomination for HHS

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Senate Finance committee overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the new secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP senators call on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign

GOP senators call on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- GOP senators call on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign days after the American Legion asked him to step down over VA scandals.
JC Sevcik
Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
Debt ceiling suspension passes in Senate with help from Republican leadership

Debt ceiling suspension passes in Senate with help from Republican leadership

Republican leaders stepped in to help Senate Democrats pass a new debt ceiling bill.
Ellen Garrison and Preetisha Sen -- Medill News Service
Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

It's a new year and a mid-term election year to boot. Stalwarts of both parties will be seeing the capital in their rear-view mirrors one final time when their terms end.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Republicans hope to block Majority Leader Reid's amendment tactic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans have tried four times recently to block Majority Leader Harry Reid from "filling the amendment tree" and blocking their amendments.
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.
Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge John Cornyn in GOP Senate primary

Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge John Cornyn in GOP Senate primary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- John Cornyn of Texas has become the eighth sitting Republican U.S. senator to face a potentially serious primary challenge.

Obama on filibuster end: 'Unprecedented pattern of obstruction'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama praised majority Democrats who killed the U.S. Senate's filibuster rule Thursday, citing "an unprecedented pattern of obstruction."
Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The federal health exchange website remains up based on advice that shutting it down may not be best for fixing it, the top U.S. healthcare official said.
Houston newspaper regrets its endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz

Houston newspaper regrets its endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Chronicle, which endorsed the primary election of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2012, said in an editorial Wednesday it regrets its endorsement.
Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., met Saturday to discuss the debt limit and government shutdown, aides said.
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John Cornyn, III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator for Texas, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 111th U.S. Congress.

Cornyn was born in Houston to John Cornyn, II and Atholene Gale Cornyn (née Danley). He graduated from Trinity University in 1973, where he majored in journalism and was a member of Chi Delta Tau. He earned a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1977 and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995.

He served in San Antonio for six years as a district judge before being elected as a Republican in 1990 to the Texas Supreme Court, on which he served for seven years. From 1999-2002, Cornyn was the Texas Attorney General, the first of thus far only two Republicans to have held the position. In 2005, Cornyn's name was mentioned among possibilities to replace Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O'Connor or William Rehnquist.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "U.S. Sen. John Cornyn."
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