Sen. Cruz Promotes Economic Opportunity and Job Creation in Arlington


Visits site for new General Motors supplier park


ARLINGTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday joined executives from General Motors, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, Northpoint Developments and community leaders for the announcement of a new supplier park that GM plans to open to support future vehicle production at its nearby Arlington Assembly plant. There, Sen. Cruz discussed his efforts to expand opportunity throughout the Lone Star state, among other topics, including the President Trump’s Cuba policy announcement.


Several media outlets covered Sen. Cruz’s visit. Selected news coverage is below:


WFAA: GM to bring hundreds of jobs to North Texas

“Despite the blazing heat, a small crowd gathered Friday for the groundbreaking for a new General Motors facility in Arlington. Among the crowd was Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who was immediately surrounded by a gaggle of local media before taking the stage. ‘My number one priority in the Senate is jobs, jobs, jobs, and that’s for a very simple reason: The number one priority for Texans all across our great state is jobs, jobs, jobs,’ he said. ‘And we’re here celebrating 850 new jobs.’ GM’s new supplier park will produce and assemble vehicle interiors for their lineup of SUV’s coming off the line across the road. GM expects the new facility to house 1,250 employees – including 850 new jobs coming to Arlington. According to company officials, 600 of the new jobs are replacing those sent overseas. ‘That is a major accomplishment, and we are grateful,’ said Cruz. ‘General Motors is an iconic business. General Motors is a business that helped build America. And General Motors has been an important part of the Texas economy for over 6 decades.’”


CBS Dallas/Fort Worth: Sen. Cruz Praises Trump On Changes To Immigration, Cuba Policy

“Sen. Cruz appeared at a news conference in Arlington Friday, where General Motors announced plans to open a supplier park to support building its full-size SUV’s at its nearby plant. The facility will house up to 1250 employees, including 850 new jobs to the city. Six hundred of the jobs will replace work previously done outside the U.S. The Senator said, ‘My number one priority is ‘jobs, jobs, jobs. The way we get jobs is tax reform, regulatory reform, is repealing Obamacare.’”


NBC Dallas/Fort Worth: General Motors Brings Hundreds of Jobs to Arlington

“General Motors announced it will create 850 new jobs in North Texas with the arrival of a new supplier park. The 1.2 million square-foot facility, known as the Arlington Logistics Center, will take up two warehouses to be built on the old Six Flags Mall site across the highway from the GM Assembly Plant. […] Senator Ted Cruz was on hand for the announcement Friday. He praised General Motors for bringing the park to Arlington. ‘Of those 850 new jobs, 600 of those jobs are coming back to America from overseas. That is a major accomplishment and we are grateful,’ Cruz said.”


KERA: GM Is Expanding In Arlington; Ted Cruz Stops By North Texas

“At the groundbreaking ceremony in Arlington today, Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections and possible Russian ties to President Trump’s campaign. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was named as special counsel to head up that investigation. Cruz said that in the past, special counsels have gone adrift when they allowed their scope of inquiry to become too broad.”