U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to SpaceX’s announcement that their commercial rocket launch facility will be located in Cameron County:

“Today is a historic day for South Texas. Texas has long been the epicenter of our nation’s space program and Space X’s new commercial launch facility will ensure that we continue to lead the world in the future of space exploration and discovery.”

Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.