Sen. Cornyn was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, and is currently serving his fourth term after being reelected in 2020. He sits on the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees, where he helps craft legislation on behalf of 29 million Texans. Sen. Cornyn fights to bring commonsense solutions to the federal level and is committed to strengthening national defense; securing borders; repairing the immigration system; improving the economy by keeping taxes low, reducing federal spending, decreasing regulations; and advocating for military personnel, veterans, and their families. From 2013 to 2018, Sen. Cornyn was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Republican Whip which is the second-highest ranking position in the Senate Republican Conference. A San Antonio native, Sen. Cornyn has served the people of Texas for nearly four decades, as a district judge, a member of the Texas Supreme Court, and Texas Attorney General, before representing the Lone Star State in the U.S. Senate. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University, his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law, and his LLM from the University of Virginia Law School.