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Sen. Cruz Secures Over 30 Amendments for Texas in Senate’s Passage of John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

‘Another step towards supporting our military, enhancing their readiness, and providing the capabilities our military needs’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement praising the Senate’s passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019: “The FY19 NDAA provides a clear framework for rebuilding and strengthening our military. In support of the National Defense Strategy, this legislation prioritizes the development of strategic capabilities while maintaining the […]

Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth. If you find signs of microorganisms, such as mold, in your belongings, act quickly. Cleaning these items quickly and properly helps make your temporary home a healthier place to live. It can be […]

Sen. Cruz: Now Is the Time to Take a Meaningful Step on the Road Toward Fiscal Sanity

Urges Congress to pass the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today participated in a press conference calling on the Senate to vote on the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act this week. They were joined by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). The bill would formally rescind […]

Sen. Cruz Introducing Emergency Legislation to Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together

Will Create New Temporary Shelters – Keeping Families Intact – Fund New Immigration Judges, Guarantee Review by an Immigration Judge Within 72 Hours, and Return Those Denied Asylum to their Home Countries Within 14 Days WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), issued the following statement: “All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end […]

AG Paxton’s Office, FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses

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AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses. Operation Main Street resulted in a total of 24 actions nationwide against individuals or companies accused of ripping off small businesses. The collaborative effort included participation by […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Committed to Our Children’s Education, Texas Communities Stood Together and Our Students Have Finished the School Year Strong’

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement applauding Texas’ teachers, students, and school districts for  their tireless work to overcome the hardships of Hurricane Harvey during this school year: “Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc along the Texas Gulf Coast, leaving many students, families, and teachers without a home, a place to work, or even a place to go to school. But Texans are not easily knocked down. As we all prepare for summer break […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘It’s Only Fitting That a Nation Born on the Last Frontier Should Continue to Lead the Way on the New Frontier’

Addresses the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; reiterates support for the International Space Station WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, today addressed the Department of Transportation Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). There, he discussed the subcommittee’s efforts to address issues that directly affect the U.S. commercial space industry. “On space, I’ve been proud to work closely with the Democrats on […]

Sen. Cruz Raises Concerns of Nationalizing 5G in Commerce Hearing

NTIA Administrator Redl advises against nationalizing 5G WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, participated in a hearing entitled: ‘Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration,’ where he questioned National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator David Redl on reports of the Administration’s potential plans to nationalize 5G networks. John Hendel, a reporter for Politico, highlighted Sen. Cruz’s line of questioning in the hearing, noting Mr. Redl’s answer […]

Sen. Cruz Files Amendments to John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

‘I am committed to working hard for the servicemen and women of Texas, and to ensure our country’s national security threats are addressed’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) filed seven amendments to the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, to strengthen Texas’ military and space competitiveness and address national security threats abroad. Recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee completed the markup process for the NDAA FY19, which […]

Sen. Cruz Questions Witnesses at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Federal Judiciary’s Response to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing today titled, ‘Confronting Sexual Harassment and Other Workplace Misconduct in the Federal Judiciary.’ There, he questioned a panel of witnesses including Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts James C. Duff, Jaime A. Santos, and Jenny R. Yang. Sen. Cruz’s questions focused on the Federal Judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual harassment as well as getting an accurate measure of how far office misconduct has spread. […]