Cornyn Ranks First for Passing Bills into Law Last Congress
During the 116th Congress, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn ranked first among Members of Congress for sponsoring the most bills that were enacted into law.
According to GovTrack, Cornyn sponsored 20 successful bills during the 116th Congress which commenced January 3, 2019 and ended January 3, 2021. By these metrics, he has passed the 11th most laws of all Senators since the 93rd Congress beginning in 1973.
“In addition to confirming a Supreme Court Justice and nearly 150 additional judicial nominees, I’m proud of the bipartisan legislation we have passed here in the Senate over the past two years,” commented Sen. Cornyn. “I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Texans and seeing what we can accomplish during the 117th Congress.”
Bills sponsored by Sen. Cornyn that were enacted into law as standalone bills or part of other legislation during the 116th Congress include: Secure 5G and Beyond Act, Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act, Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act, Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, Emancipation National Historic Trail Act, North American Development Bank Improvement Act, Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act, DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act, Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act and the President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act.
Sen. Cornyn helped an additional 12 other bills substantially incorporated into other legislation that was signed into law. They include: Debbie Smith Act, CHIPS for America Act, Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, LEADING Act, Save Our Stages Act and the Military Voting Protection Act.