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Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Judge Walter Counts for Western District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Walter David Counts, III as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas: “I commend the Senate for confirming Judge Counts to the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “He is a skilled and experienced professional, who joins the court after a long career of public service as a state and federal […]

Cruz, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bring Transparency to Temporary Worker Visa Programs & Combat Human Trafficking

‘I am proud to introduce this bill alongside Senator Blumenthal to shine a light on the human trafficking abuses that occur within our nonimmigrant visa system’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, U.S Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to the foreign temporary worker visa process. […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Ryan Patrick for U.S. Attorney in Houston

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate confirmed Ryan Patrick as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas: “Ryan Patrick will be an excellent United States Attorney,” Sen. Cruz said. “He has a distinguished career as a former prosecutor and judge, and I am confident he will continue to honorably serve and protect the people of Texas in this new role.” “Ryan […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Passage of Fifth Circuit Nominees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee favorably reported state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “Justice Don Willett and Jim Ho are nominees of deep intellect and principle,” Sen. Cruz said. “Both […]

Cruz, Cornyn Pen Letter Urging VA Medical Centers to Improve Quality of Care

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Letter follows recent study done on the quality of care at VA medical centers WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin making the case for the critical need for improvement in Texas VA medical centers. The letter followed the recent study done by The Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Analytics for Learning and Improvement (SAIL), which found that […]

Cornyn, Cruz, McCaul Urge State Dept. to Help Bring Justice for Texan Killed in Greece

Letter Follows Murder of Bakari Henderson, Resident of Austin, this Summer WASHINGTON—Following the tragic death of Texan Bakari Henderson in Greece this summer, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) wrote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to use all diplomatic means available to help Greek authorities bring those responsible to justice. “As you know, the events surrounding Mr. Henderson’s death have led to multiple arrests, […]

Cruz, Cornyn Statements on New HUD Resources for Texas Hurricane Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced they are directing $57.8 million in previously appropriated and unobligated Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funds toward aid for Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey: “These resources – part of the first wave of funding secured by the Texas delegation – are excellent news for Texas and will be critical in […]

Cornyn, Cruz, Abbott Request $18.7 Billion for Next Wave of Harvey Relief  

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from the Texas congressional delegation to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include $18.7 billion in funding for relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in the next Supplemental Appropriations bill. “Texas greatly appreciates the appropriations committees’ efforts to swiftly provide funds,” the Members wrote. “However, in light of the unprecedented […]

Cruz, Cornyn Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging HUD to Speed Up Allocation of Harvey Relief Funds  

DICKINSON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from members of the Texas delegation to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson requesting that HUD allocate the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds intended for Harvey immediately, lower certain statutory income requirements, give grantees maximum flexibility when funds are dispersed, and shorten the public comment period. “In response to this catastrophic event, […]

Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Reps. John Carter (R-Texas), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Filemon Vela (R-Texas) today introduced bills to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned, along U.S. Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, after him. “Agent Javier Vega loved his family, loved Texas and loved his country,” Sen. Cruz […]