Sen. Cruz

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Brady Op-Ed in the Dallas Morning News: It’s time to give teachers and other public servants fair retirement pay

‘These fellow Texans stand up for us every day — the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act is our chance to stand up for them’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News highlighting their bipartisan Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act. The bill would ensure that teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public servants receive Social Security benefits in accordance with their actual work history. […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Brady Op-Ed in the Dallas Morning News: It’s time to give teachers and other public servants fair retirement pay

‘These fellow Texans stand up for us every day — the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act is our chance to stand up for them’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News highlighting their bipartisan Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act. The bill would ensure that teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public servants receive Social Security benefits in accordance with their actual work history. […]

Sen. Cruz, Sempra Energy CEO Jeffrey Martin Pen Op-Ed in Dallas Morning News: How a new energy facility in Port Arthur will help the community rebuild and add to the booming Texas economy

Facility is expected to create as many as 3,500 construction jobs and reduce the U.S. trade deficit by $5.3 billion per year HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeffrey Martin, chief executive of Sempra Energy today penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News outlining how the Port Arthur LNG project will bring economic prosperity to the Texas Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as provide energy security to allies around the […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Scalise Lead 109 Members of Congress in Submitting an Amicus Brief in the Supreme Court to Stop the Courts from Tearing Down a World War I Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) today led the filing of an amicus brief on behalf of 109 Members of Congress to the Supreme Court of the United States in American Humanist Association v. Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission. In the aftermath of World War I, residents in Prince George’s County erected a 40-foot Peace Cross to honor nearly 50 local men who lost their lives in the […]

Sen. Cruz, Reps. Johnson, Sessions, Ratcliffe Introduce North Texas Water Supply Security Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the North Texas Water Supply Security Act which will ensure prompt resolution of any litigation brought to challenge the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir Project in order to make certain that the project can be completed in a timely manner. Reps. Sam Johnson (R-Texas), Pete Sessions (R-Texas), John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), and Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 4423. […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: ‘The PLO Office in the United States Has Existed and Exists Today in Violation of U.S. Law’

Urge Secretary Pompeo, Attorney General Sessions to close Palestinian Liberation Organization WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the status of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in the United States. In the letter, they urge the Administration to begin taking the necessary steps and instituting the necessary legal action to close the […]

Sen. Cruz and Rep. Meadows Introduce SuperPAC Elimination Act of 2017 to Champion Free Speech in Elections

Legislation encourages freedom and transparency in campaign contributions WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) today introduced the SuperPAC Elimination Act of 2017, which champions free speech in the election process and effectively eliminates SuperPACs by allowing unlimited individual contributions to candidates with immediate disclosure. In anticipation of the upcoming 2017 legislative session, the bill lays the foundation for meaningful reforms that better protect the interests of Americans, and will serve as a model for how we should approach championing free […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Lead Bipartisan Letter to UNESCO Member States: Do Not Rewrite Jerusalem’s History

Letter urges opposition to UNESCO agenda item that diminishes the historic Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) today led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to members of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) urging opposition to an item in UNESCO’s provisional agenda, a resolution that would diminish the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to […]

Sen. Cruz, Judiciary Committee Colleagues Seek Answers on Citizenship Granted Through Failures, Fraud

DHS Watchdog: Agency Allowed Citizenship for 858 People Ordered Deported WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and nine other Judiciary Committee members, are calling on the Justice Department (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to explain what actions are being taken to ensure that the Obama administration does not continue to grant U.S. citizenship to ineligible immigrants, including criminals and individuals who have previously been […]

Sen Cruz Joins More Than 200 Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief to Block EPA’s Attempt to Transform the Nation’s Electricity Sector 

Amicus Brief Asks Federal Court of Appeals to Vacate EPA’s So-Called “Clean Power Plan” Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), filed an amicus brief in  State of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a case currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District […]