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Cornyn’s Bill Wants To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

Posted on · It's a nationwide problem. Hundreds of thousands of rape-kits sit in limbo because local police don't have the proper resources to process them. It's been a problem here in Houston too, with thousands of the kits sitting on shelves in police evidence storage rooms. Legislation introduced by Texas Senator John Cornyn is designed to dramatically reduce that backlog.

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Cornyn Combats Murderabilia Legislation

Posted on · Texas Senator John Cornyn wants to put a lid on murderabilia, or the macabre hobby of collecting the personal items and crime artifacts of convicted killers or high profile criminals. Cornyn will introduce federal legislation that would ban the online sales of such items. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Cornyn Wants Assurances

Posted on · The proposed multi-billion dollar merger of United and Continental Airlines will be examined at two Senate hearings Thursday in Washington. One hearing takes a look at the effect on industry competition, while the other examines the impact of consolidation. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Cornyn Weighs In On Kagan Nomination

Posted on · Texas Senator John Cornyn says he doubts Elena Kagan has enough courtroom experience to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, the Republican, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he's looking forward to learning more about Kagan and promises to do everything he can to make sure her confirmation hearing is civilized and dignified. David Pitman reports.