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Sen. Cruz Discusses Air Force Modernization and Readiness in Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, today participated in a Subcommittee on Airland hearing regarding Air Force modernization and readiness efforts. There, Sen. Cruz questioned Air Force leaders on their efforts to address the shortage of pilots, many of whom train across Texas, the B-21 bomber program, and sustainment of the F-35. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full line of questioning here. An excerpt is below. Sen. Cruz: […]

Olson Acts To Modernize And Improve The Internal Revenue Service

Washington, DC – Rep Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to improve its mission to be focused on its core customer – the American taxpayer. Olson voted for the bipartisan H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, the biggest and boldest step to refocus the IRS in 20 years. This legislation overhauls the IRS to protect families and businesses by providing a mandate to be impartial, transparent and focused on customer service when dealing […]

Who’s the Safest Passenger in the Vehicle? Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

Parents often ask child safety seat experts what is the safest seat for their baby. Truth be told, for an infant or young child, it is not the brand of seat they purchase, but the direction they face the seat in their vehicle that will save their child’s life. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been recommending that children stay rear-facing until age 2 or to the limit of the seat for […]

UHV Announces New Dyslexia Certificate And Information Session

The University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development is now offering a graduate-level dyslexia certificate, and an April 17 information session will give the public an opportunity to learn more about it. “The learning needs of students with dyslexia are different than students without it, and it’s important to understand what those needs are,” said Carol Klages, a UHV associate professor of education and a dyslexia specialist. “When we have a […]

Sens. Cruz, Hirono Applaud Supreme Court Announcement to Provide Same Day Audio of Oral Arguments in Trump v. Hawaii

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Supreme Court announced it would release an audio recording of arguments in the highly anticipated Trump v. Hawaii case on April 25. The news comes after U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, called on the Supreme Court in a letter to make an audio recording of oral arguments in the case available immediately after arguments conclude. “I […]

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Late Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Payá

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution honoring the legacy of  Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá on the sixth anniversary of his death, and calling for an impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding it. An outspoken activist for free speech, democracy, and human rights, Payá died in a suspicious car crash on July 22, 2012. While the Castro regime maintains Payá’s […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Former First Lady Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “My prayers are with the Bush family at the passing of their beloved Barbara, an eternal First Lady in the heart of every Texan. “She was as much a public servant as her husband and children: traveling the world as advisor and ambassador, campaigning for adult literacy programs at home, and, of course, […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘This Will Be the Last Tax Day Where Uncle Sam Uses the Outdated System Texans Have Struggled Under for Decades’

Releases video highlighting historic tax cuts, his efforts to make individual tax cuts permanent on Tax Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on Tax Day, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following video highlighting the savings Texans are seeing following the historic tax cuts passed in December, noting the average family of four will save over $11,000 more this year compared to 2017. He also notes that on tax reform, there is much more Congress can […]

Sen. Cruz Op-Ed in Texas Tribune: Modern laws for the fight against human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned an op-ed for the Texas Tribune highlighting the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which was signed into law by President Trump last week. This bill seeks justice for victims of sex trafficking and ensures that websites such as Backpage.com – based in Dallas, Texas – that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking, can be held liable and brought to justice. Sen. Cruz is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced […]

Sen. Cruz Addresses Members of the Dallas Regional Chamber and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) addressed members of the Dallas Regional Chamber and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce during their biennial fly-in to Washington, D.C. There, he discussed his priorities for NAFTA, including his letter to President Trump urging him to include a groundbreaking Competitiveness Chapter to achieve regulatory reform, including the REINS Act, in any NAFTA renegotiation, and his efforts to rollback burdensome federal regulations on business owners, so they can […]