Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., (left) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at a ceremony last month at the U.S. Capitol.
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April 24, 2015 If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.
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Incoming Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas smiles Nov. 12 as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
December 23, 2014 John Cornyn of Texas, the incoming majority whip, promises that despite internal rifts the caucus will be "a well-oiled machine." Colleagues and outsiders say he's a good pick for the job.
Speaking about the need for congressional action on immigration, President Obama told a crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Thursday that he would "love it if the Republicans did stuff too."
July 10, 2014 President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Senate minority whip, questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the Senate Finance Committee on Nov. 6.
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December 13, 2013 Cornyn's voting record ranks him as the second most conservative Republican in the Senate. But some on the right feel he was insufficiently supportive of Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to defund Obamacare, and now he faces a primary challenge from Steve Stockman, a Houston-area House member.
Republican Ted Cruz (left) raises his hand with his father, Rafael, while holding his daughter Caroline during a victory speech in November 2012.
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September 24, 2013 The chatter about a possible primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn from GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's father might get louder as a result of the government shutdown debate.
February 11, 2011 Cornyn will face Lamar Alexander and perhaps John Thune to be the Senate GOP's second in command.
September 15, 2010 Christine O'Donnell got support from Sen. John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee committee who gave her $42,000, a maximum contribution.
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