Sen. Cruz

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Smith Reintroduce Student Empowerment Act

Bill expands school choice, access to tax-free educational savings plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) reintroduced the Student Empowerment Act, which would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool students. This bill builds upon Sen. Cruz’s Student Opportunity Amendment, which was signed into law in December 2017, by allowing all students – including public, […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney Introduce Constitutional Amendment Imposing Term Limits on Members of Congress

Amendment limits senators to two terms, representatives to three terms WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) today introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. “For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Smith’s Student Empowerment Act Passes U.S. House  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) today issued the following statements applauding the House passage of the Student Empowerment Act, which expands the use of 529 College Savings Plans to allow families to save for K-12 education expenses. “This important legislation builds upon the biggest school-choice initiative in American history by enabling public, private, and homeschool families to use a 529 savings account for everyday educational expenses, ensuring […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Gallagher Introduce the Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act

Bill seeks to impose maximum pressure on Iranian regime, reinforce American sanctions WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday introduced the Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act. The bill seeks to counter the Iranian regime’s money laundering and financing of terrorism, protect the global financial system from Iranian illicit finance, and impose maximum financial pressure […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Celebrate Final Passage of NICA Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on Thursday sat down in a Facebook Live discussion to talk about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua and their efforts to shine a light on the human rights abuses by the Ortega regime. During their discussion, they urged President Trump to sign their bipartisan NICA Act into law. Watch the full Facebook Live discussion here. Excerpts are below. “We’re here to celebrate the passage of the NICA […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Applaud Final Passage of NICA Act, Soon to be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) today were joined by Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), as well as Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.) in applauding the final passage of H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment and Conditionality Act (NICA), which will soon be signed into law by President Trump. The NICA Act imposes targeted sanctions and conditions U.S. approval of international loans to the […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Meadows Introduce SuperPAC Elimination Act to Expand and Protect Free Speech in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced the SuperPAC Elimination Act, which expands and protects free speech in elections by allowing unlimited individual contributions to candidates with immediate disclosure, effectively eliminating SuperPACs. As a foundation for meaningful reform, this bill protects the interests of the American people and will serve as a model for how we should approach championing free speech in campaign finance. “Americans want the First Amendment […]

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 […]