John Cornyn

John Cornyn III is an American politician and attorney serving as the senior United States senator from Texas, a seat he has held since 2002. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the Senate majority whip for the 114th and 115th Congresses. From 2009 to 2013, he chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Cornyn has 2,337 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2002 Statement as an Attorney General for Texas. The year with the most videos was 2017 with 210 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 9,081 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (151), John Thune (118), John A. Barrasso M.D. (108). Most common tags: Republican Party, Washington Politics, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:January 7, 2003 - Present U.S. Senator, R-TX View Map

Majority Whip (Jan 03, 2015 - Jan 03, 2019) Minority Whip (Jan 13, 2013 - Jan 03, 2015) Videos: 2,331


Attorney General, Texas
January 13, 1999 - December 1, 2002 Videos: 2 U.S. Senate Candidate, Texas
c. October 16, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed David Crane to be Undersecretary of Energy for Infrastructure by a 56 to 43 vote.

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate debated the nomination of David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy for Infrastructure and voted to move…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate passed the House-passed debt limit and federal spending bill by 63-36 vote, after defeating the offered 10…

  • Hearing on Role of Migrant Workers in Farming and Food Production

    Hearing on Role of Migrant Workers in Farming and Food Production

    The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to examine the role of migrant workers in U.S. farming and food…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-46 to begin debate on a House-passed resolution repealing an Education Department rule on federal…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on the nomination of Darrel Papillion to be United States District Court judge for Eastern…

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Past Elections

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Floor Activity

    • Days on Floor: 39
    • Total Time Speaking: 11 hours
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