Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Culberson, Green, Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Representatives John Culberson (R-Texas), Al Green (D-Texas), and Randy Weber (R-Texas). “One of our most important responsibilities as elected representatives is to protect the American people, […]

Sens. Cruz, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Crisis in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the escalating crisis in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 requires the imposition of sanctions on Nicaraguan government officials responsible for the deaths of protestors, human rights violations […]

Sens. Cruz, Leahy, Rubio, and Menendez Pen Letter to Liu Xia

‘Your perseverance has inspired the world and put those who unjustly detained you to shame’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Liu Xia following her release from Chinese imprisonment. She and her late husband Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo have battled to promote democracy and freedom in China. “Over the past eight years you have responded to the abuses […]

Sens. Cruz, Kennedy Introduce Resolution to Support ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday introduced a resolution denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They were joined by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Boozman, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford Pen Letter to General Perna in Support of Red River Army Depot Assignment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to General Gustave F. Perna to support the Army’s assignment of Red River Army Depot in Texas as the depot source of repair (DSOR) for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, which provides enhanced force protection, survivability, mobility, and power generation for the next generation warfighter. “Red River’s technical experts maintained Army […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee, Rubio Introduce Transportation Empowerment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) this week reintroduced the Transportation Empowerment Act, a bill which would give states and localities far more control over their infrastructure spending by phasing out the federal gas tax. “The Transportation Empowerment Act is a critical step in returning authority to the states,” Sen. Cruz said. “The strength and growth of American infrastructure is necessary to our economic future, and […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee Propose Strengthening Work Requirements in Senate Farm Bill

File amendment to remove state SNAP waivers, bolster work requirements WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced an amendment to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which would remove state SNAP waivers, strengthen work requirements, and eliminate the treatment of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) as a separate population from other work-capable adults. Their amendment would also help states create and improve work activation programs for their disadvantaged […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge President to Grant Federal Disaster Declaration for South Texas Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to President Trump today in support of Governor Abbott’s request for a federal disaster declaration after extreme flooding ravaged South Texas last week. “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses in the Rio Grande Valley, particularly in Cameron and Hidalgo counties, are of a magnitude that is beyond the response capability of the state and local […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Reaffirm Commitment to the People of Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-VA.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to holding Daniel Ortega’s regime accountable for acts of violence against the Nicaraguan people. The senators called on the Government of Nicaragua to end the repressive practices of its security forces. Leer aquí. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn: Senate Passes Bill to Rename Laredo Courthouse after Judge Kazen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after their bill to rename the Laredo Federal Building and United States Courthouse the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse” passed the Senate: “Judge Kazen has dedicated his life to serving the great State of Texas and the United States,” Sen. Cruz said. “Naming the Laredo courthouse after him will serve as a lasting testament […]