Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on John Cornyn John Cornyn stated on November 22, 2016 in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson: Says the Department of Homeland Security didn't request any hours of aerial surveillance for the U.S.-Mexico border from the Department of Defense for 2017. John Cornyn stated on August 3, 2015 in a tweet: "In FY 2014 Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions while receiving $528 million from taxpayers, in violation" of "the Hyde amendment." John Cornyn stated on January 27, 2015 in a press conference: The Super Bowl has "one of the highest levels of human sex trafficking activity of any event in the country." John Cornyn stated on February 14, 2013 in a speech on the Senate floor: Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster." John Cornyn stated on August 21, 2012 in a Facebook post.: Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II. John Cornyn stated on March 17, 2010 in in a letter to President Barack Obama: "The spillover violence (from Mexico) in Texas is real and it is escalating."