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

Senator Ted Cruz

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 […]

In Case You Missed It…Sen. Cruz on ‘The Mark Levin Show’

Senator Ted Cruz

Discusses free speech on college campuses and repeal and replace of Obamacare WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Mark Levin to discuss the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the assault on the First Amendment at colleges and universities across America. Sen. Cruz also shared his efforts to deliver on the promises made to the American people by repealing and replacing Obamacare to lower health insurance premiums and provide more consumer […]

Cornyn, Nelson, Cruz, Cotton, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Access to Timely Care

Lindsey Graham

Veterans’ Health Care Integrity Act ensures the VA will comply with guidelines for appointment scheduling WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today introduced legislation to improve veterans’ access to timely health care along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).  The Veterans’ Health Care Integrity Act would ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) complies with its own veteran health care appointment scheduling policies by […]

Cruz, Cornyn Seek Info on Zika Prep Efforts, Available Funding for Texas from Administration

Send letter to Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in a letter sent to Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking about how her agency is coordinating with Texas public health officials to prepare for the Zika virus threat this summer and how the CDC plans to spend its remaining […]

Cruz, Heller, Graham and Rubio Seek to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Lindsey Graham

It is time for the United States to formally recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined with Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to introduce a resolution urging the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “I am proud to join my colleagues in […]