Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cortez Masto Pen Letter Raising Concerns Over Plans to Nationalize 5G Networks

‘We stand ready to work with your Administration to develop free market proposals that enhance competition and protect our economic and national security interests’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent the following letter to Gary Cohn, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, regarding recent reports of the Administration’s plans to nationalize 5G […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Durbin, Cardin, and Leahy Introduce Cambodia Accountability and Investment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dick Durbin (D- Ill.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in introducing the Cambodia Accountability and Investment Act (CARI). The CARI Act restricts assistance to the Cambodian government due to actions taken as it relates to regional security, their failure to enforce sanctions against North Korea, and efforts to protect the rights and responsibilities enshrined in the Cambodian constitution including […]

Sens. Cruz, Toomey, Cotton, Cornyn Introduce Eric’s Law to Provide Justice for Murder Victims  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today in introducing Eric’s Law, a bill that aims to deliver justice to victims and their families in federal death penalty cases. The legislation would permit prosecutors to impanel a second jury for sentencing if the first jury fails to reach a unanimous sentencing decision. Eric’s Law is named for Eric Williams, a federal correctional […]

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand, and Others Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Congress, Bring Transparency And Accountability To Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

Bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act would overhaul current reporting process for victims of harassment and discrimination in congress, end required secrecy, and require members of congress found liable for harassment or discrimination to pay settlements out of their own pocket WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), today introduced new bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment and discrimination in Congress must go through when […]

Sens. Cruz, Markey Introduce the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2017

Legislation provides backup to GPS timing systems WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2017. This bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to work in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and Commandant of the Coast Guard, to provide for the establishment, sustainment, and operation of a land-based, resilient, and reliable alternative timing system to Global Positioning System (GPS) […]

Sens. Cruz, Perdue, and Rep. Williams Introduce Bill to Strengthen Congressional Oversight of Iran’s Access to Global Financial System

Bill protects integrity of U.S. financial institutions, strengthens U.S. national security WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) introduced the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, which requires the Treasury Secretary to submit a report to Congress regarding financial transactions authorized in connection with commercial passenger aircrafts sales to Iran. “I’m glad to introduce this legislation with Senator Perdue. Without due diligence, we […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Nominations of Ryan Patrick and Joe Brown for U.S. Attorney

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 Ryan Patrick as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas and Joe Brown as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas: “Ryan Patrick and Joe Brown will be excellent United States Attorneys,” Sen. Cruz said. “They have both already had distinguished careers in public service—Ryan as an assistant […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Nomination of Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas

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 Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas: “Erin Nealy Cox will be a stellar United States Attorney,” Sen. Cruz said. “She is smart, principled, and dedicated to the just enforcement of the law, and her background as a federal prosecutor, senior official at the Department […]

Sens. Cruz, Blunt, Cornyn, Lankford Introduce Bill to Allow Houses of Worship to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) yesterday introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, which would make houses of worship eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants. “I am proud to join Senator Blunt in introducing the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act,” said Sen. Cruz. “Religious non-profit organizations, including churches, synagogues, other houses of worship, and community […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Nomination of John Bash as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas

 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 John Bash as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas: “John Bash is a brilliant lawyer who will be an outstanding United States Attorney,” said Sen. Cruz. “He is committed to the fair and effective enforcement of the law, and has the integrity, judgment, and skill necessary to serve […]