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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the U.S.–launched missile strikes in Syria: “Tonight, the United States responded to the atrocities of Bashar al-Assad. “As the President said, it is in our national interest to deter the use of chemical weapons. Critically, that includes preventing those chemical weapons from falling into the hands of the radical Islamic terrorist elements in Syria. It is now absolutely crucial that any further […]

Texans Repairing, Building or Rebuilding Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 16-21

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and free literature provided are geared to do-it-yourself […]

Congressman Michael McCaul hosts Homeland Security Hearing on Hurricane Harvey in Katy

The congressional committee on Homeland Security travelled from Washington, D.C. to The Berry Center in Katy on April 9 to address the lessons learned from Harvey and the path forward and followed up on the Committee’s hearing last month in D.C. on the lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season by specifically focusing on efforts to respond to and recover from Hurricane Harvey. Congressman Mike McCaul is the chair of Homeland Security and lead the hearing. […]

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 28-30

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

(AUSTIN) — With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, from April 28 to April 30. “The severe weather we had last year — particularly Hurricane Harvey — was a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for emergencies at all times,” Hegar said. “This tax holiday allows people to save money while […]

Sen. Cruz: We Have an Obligation to Defend the First Amendment Right of Every American on Social Media Platforms

Discusses exchange with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on KTRH’s Michael Berry and WOAI’s Joe Pags WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on KTRH’s ‘The Michael Berry Show,’ and WOAI’s ‘The Joe Pags Show’ to discuss his exchange earlier this week with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In his interview with Berry, Sen. Cruz discussed the expanding role social media plays in our political discourse, saying, “The power that Facebook and social media has […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Missouri City Mayor Owen in Commerce Committee Hearing on Hurricane Preparedness

 Discusses federal agencies’ efforts in Texas’ recovery in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and preparation for upcoming hurricane season WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, participated in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today entitled: “Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season? Status of Preparation and Response Capabilities for 2018,” where representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided updates on their agencies’ response to Hurricanes Harvey, […]

Sen. Cruz Questions Senior Army Leaders on Modernization Efforts for the United States Army

Participates in Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the Army’s FY2019 budget submission WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today questioned Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army regarding the Army’s FY2019 budget submission given the accelerated modernization of Russia and China’s militaries and the modernization efforts of the United States military as outlined in the National […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Praising HUD’s $5 Billion Disaster Relief Grant to Texas

These funds will go a long way in meeting the needs of Texans who are continuing to rebuild’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement that Texas will receive $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for unmet needs and mitigation efforts following Hurricane Harvey and previous flood events. This funding was provided through the […]

Sen. Cruz Pens Letter to Secretary Mattis, Acting Secretary Sullivan Regarding Chinese Influence in Africa

‘Given the vital military and commercial implications in the region, we must demand more of those that call themselves allies’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent the following letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan regarding China’s growing influence around the world, and urged particular examination of the expanding relationship between China and the Guelleh government in Djibouti. “Djibouti is the case study […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Broadband Is Critically Important for Enabling People to Access the World’

Participates in Q&A, discusses rural broadband, net neutrality, 5G nationalization, and hearing on Facebook WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated in a Q&A moderated by Thomas A. Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, at Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide With Next-Gen Connectivity, the first event in Charter Communication’s “Think Forward” series. During the Q&A Senator Cruz discussed expanding rural broadband, net neutrality, 5G nationalization, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before […]