Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Vote on Texas Fifth Circuit, District Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Andy Oldham to fill a vacancy in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Michael Truncale to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Alan Albright to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Menendez, Nelson Introduce Resolution Honoring Ladies in White for 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), today introduced a resolution honoring the Cuban dissident group Las Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) for receiving the Cato Institute’s 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. The dissident group, which routinely faces brutal beatings and imprisonment from the Cuban regime, peacefully gathers and marches in white clothes every Sunday in Havana carrying a picture of their loved […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Pen Letter to DOJ and State Department Officials to Bring Abducted Child Back to Texas

Request immediate actions to be taken to bring Nico Brann back home to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), penned a letter to the Justice Department and State Department urging them to take immediate action to secure Nico Brann’s return home to Texas to reunite with his father. Five years ago, Nico Brann was abducted from […]

Sens. Cruz, Perdue, and Colleagues Petition Majority Leader McConnell for Expedited Floor Proceedings Before the End of the Fiscal Year 

‘We stand ready to work Mondays and Fridays, nights as well as weekends, to ensure the funding process is not used to jam the President with a bad spending deal’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Kennedy (R-La.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Ben Sasse […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced a Senate Resolution to commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration. The full text of the resolution is as follows: Whereas in 1718, the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Presidio San Antonio de Bejar, and the Villa de Bejar were founded in the area that would become the City of San Antonio (referred to in this preamble as “San Antonio”); Whereas in […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Urge Army to Select Texas to Host Army Futures Command

Pen letter to Under Secretary McCarthy advocating for Army expansion into Texas HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott, penned a letter to Under Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan McCarthy, advocating for Texas to host the new Army Futures Command. Among the cities under consideration are Houston, Austin, and Dallas. According to the Army, establishment of the Army Futures Command is the most significant Army reorganization […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Arrington Praise Air Force Nomination of Dyess to Host B-21 Bomber

Air Force names Dyess official candidate to host B-21 bomber HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) today issued the following statements regarding the Air Force’s announcement nominating Dyess Air Force Base as an official candidate to host the B-21 bomber. “For decades, Dyess Air Force Base and the Abilene community have been a pillar of our nation’s strategic capabilities and deterrence,” Sen. Cruz said. “With […]

Sens. Cruz, Hirono Applaud Supreme Court Announcement to Provide Same Day Audio of Oral Arguments in Trump v. Hawaii

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Supreme Court announced it would release an audio recording of arguments in the highly anticipated Trump v. Hawaii case on April 25. The news comes after U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, called on the Supreme Court in a letter to make an audio recording of oral arguments in the case available immediately after arguments conclude. “I […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Nomination of David Morales to be Federal Judge in Corpus Christi

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 David Morales to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi: “David Morales will make an outstanding federal judge,” Sen. Cruz said. “Having worked side-by-side with David in the Texas Attorney General’s Office defending the constitutional rights of Texans, I […]

Sens. Cruz, Daines, Lee Submit Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Against Internet Sales Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) submitted a joint amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in South Dakota v. Wayfair. In the brief, the Senators express their staunch opposition to a new internet sales tax and defend Congress’ constitutional role in making decisions about taxation and interstate commerce. The full text of the amicus brief may be viewed here. “It would be a […]