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Cruz, Cotton, and Inhofe Applaud Addition of Citizenship Question to Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Commerce Department announced that it would add a new question to the 2020 census asking respondents whether they were citizens of the United States. The news comes after U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) sent a letter to the Department asking it to add such a question and gather more accurate data on the number of U.S. citizens living in the country. “I applaud Secretary Ross for honoring this request by […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Karen Gren Scholer for U.S. District Court in Dallas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate confirmed Karen Gren Scholer to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: “I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Karen Scholer,” Sen. Cruz said. “Her experience, diligence, and commitment to the rule of law will serve her well as the newest federal district court judge for North Texans.” “Karen’s extensive […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Nomination of Andy Oldham for the Fifth Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Andy Oldham to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “I was very pleased to recommend to the President that he nominate Andy Oldham to this vacancy on the Fifth Circuit,” Sen. Cruz said. “Andy is a dedicated public servant who has spent […]

Cruz, Cornyn Announce Application Process for Texas Judgeships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in Texas. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the Senators. “It is vital that we quickly fill all […]

Cruz, Cornyn: Gratified Senate Is Taking Up $89.3 Billion in Disaster Relief, Including for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Senate version of disaster relief legislation increases total funding by $8 billion, improves Texas’ share, includes key provision for Texas cotton farmers WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Senate will soon consider revised disaster relief legislation that includes $8 billion in more funding available for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts than the version that passed the U.S. House […]

Cruz, Warren Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Military Retirees

Resolution recognizes the approximately two million military retirees in the U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today introduced a bipartisan resolution designating April 18, 2018 as “Military Retiree Appreciation Day” to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately 2 million retired service members across the United States. […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Judicial Nominations of Barker, Kernodle, Truncale, and Albright

White House nominates three candidates for the Eastern District of Texas, one for Western District WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Alan Albright to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and Cam Barker, Jeremy Kernodle, and Michael Truncale to fill judicial vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]

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 […]