SEMINOLE, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday visited Andrews and Seminole, Texas, where he met with local officials and community and business leaders. In both meetings, Sen. Cruz participated in a Q&A with attendees, and discussed his priorities for the agriculture and oil and gas communities, including NAFTA renegotiation and infrastructure modernization, among other issues.
Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s visits may be viewed here.
“It’s always a pleasure to visit the men and women of West Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “The number one priority of Texans all across the state is jobs and economic growth, and that continues to be my top priority in the U.S. Senate. More than 380,000 Texas jobs depend on free trade with Mexico, and I know Texans are closely monitoring the NAFTA renegotiations. As y’all know, there are vast oil and gas resources in Mexico that currently are not being adequately developed. I believe the greatest opportunity in NAFTA renegotiation is opening up access to the Mexican energy markets, which will produce thousands of high paying jobs on both sides of the border.”
Several news outlets covered Sen. Cruz’s visit. Selected news coverage is below:
“Senator Ted Cruz making a pit stop in West Texas today, talking to Andrews residents about agriculture, oil and gas, as well as infrastructure. […] Sen. Cruz spoke on several issues, he also opened up the floor to let community members ask questions of their own. Ted Cruz shaking hands, taking pictures, and tackling hot ticket issues with residents in Andrews. ‘West Texas values are basic common sense,’ Sen. Cruz said. ‘We believe in freedom, we believe in free enterprise. We understand that low taxes, and low regulations, and letting small businesses and farmers and ranchers thrive – that produces jobs. That produces prosperity.’”
“Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a stop on the South Plains to speak to the citizens of Seminole on Friday. Hundreds of people packed the community center to hear Senator Cruz talk to his constituents and listen to their concerns. Cruz says he is very encouraged by the draft of this year’s farm bill, and that it finally includes a provision for cotton farmers.”