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Olson Statement On Detention Of Juan Guaido’s Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Pete Olson (R-TX) released the following statement after the detention of Robert Marrero, a senior advisor to Venezuela’s rightful President Juan Guaido, by the forces of deposed President Nicolas Maduro: “I am deeply concerned by what appears to be a kidnapping launched by forces loyal to Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is a failed state and Mr. Maduro is no longer the leader of Venezuela.  If he truly loved Venezuela, he would work with […]

Olson Addresses 36A Coalition Meeting

Olson speaks at the 36A Coalition meeting

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today attended the 36A Coalition’s monthly luncheon. He was the keynote speaker and discussed the importance of Highway 36A as an evacuation route during natural disasters and his efforts to encourage exportation of American and Texas-produced energy around the world. The Highway 36A Coalition is a tri-county group promoting traffic solutions, economic development in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Waller counties. “As our region grows, we must properly invest […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rep. Gallagher Applaud President Trump for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

‘We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances the national security of both Israel and the United States’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s announcement recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) issued the following statement: “We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Call on Maduro to Release Citgo 6 Immediately 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement calling on the Maduro regime to release the six Citgo executives, five of whom are Texans, who were detained in November 2017: “Every day that passes for these families without their loved ones is excruciating. The six men have been held in deteriorating conditions, made worse by the fact the Venezuelan government has denied them a trial and contact […]

Sen. Cruz Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Airline Safety

HOUSTON, Texas – In light of the recent tragedies in Ethiopia and Indonesia, and the subsequent temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today announced the subcommittee will convene a hearing next week to examine the safety of the commercial air transportation system and ways to improve it. “Ensuring the safety of the flying public and the continued excellence of the United […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘We Salute the Bravery, the Heroism, and the Sacrifice of Javier Vega’

Participates in dedication ceremony honoring fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr., visits University of Texas Rio Grande Valley HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks at the dedication ceremony to rename the Border Patrol’s Sarita, Texas checkpoint in honor of slain Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. Earlier in the day, Sen. Cruz participated in a roundtable with Dr. Guy Bailey, President of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and Dr. John Krouse, […]

Sen. Cruz Raises Concerns of Chinese Espionage Within American Universities at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

‘China is, in my judgment, the greatest long-term geopolitical rival to the United States’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week participated in a hearing focused on “A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition.” Sen. Cruz raised concerns over Huawei’s attempted commercial participation in the 5G buildout within partner countries belonging to the Five Eyes intelligence network. “Many of us are increasingly concerned that […]

Sen. Cruz Condemns Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques: “Heidi and I are horrified and outraged by the terrorist acts in Christchurch, which must be condemned in the strongest and most unequivocal terms,” Sen. Cruz said. “We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand, and with the Muslim communities in Texas and around the world, during this painful time. Terrorists and the hateful extremism […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Condemning Attack on Tel Aviv

‘Our Israeli allies have an absolute right to self-defense, and the United States should do whatever possible to bolster that defense’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after rockets were fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel’s largest metropolitan area: “The Iran-backed terror group Hamas is responsible for the unceasing attacks on Israeli civilians launched from the Gaza Strip, which the group rules and controls. Our Israeli […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

‘Make no mistake: an emergency absolutely exists on the border, and it is a national and humanitarian disaster’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all […]