Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Pen Letter Urging President Trump to Approve Federal Disaster Assistance for Central Texas

‘We strongly support the Governor’s request and urge you to provide any and all emergency measures afforded by the approval of a disaster declaration’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) penned a letter to President Trump in support of Governor Abbott’s request for federal disaster assistance following severe weather and flooding across Central Texas. “This is the ninth major disaster to impact the state in the last three years […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Gonzalez, Cuellar, Vela Urge FEMA Administrator to Reassess Cameron and Hidalgo County’s Denials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Filemon Vela (D-Texas) in penning a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William ‘Brock’ Long urging for swift reconsideration of FEMA’s assessments of the damage to Cameron and Hidalgo Counties resulting from the severe storms and flooding earlier this year. “Cameron and Hidalgo counties have experienced tremendous loss and devastation as a result of extreme flooding in June,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Jones Op-Ed in the Dallas Morning News: Proposed bill would release information about civil rights cold cases

‘We are hopeful that the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act will add another victorious footnote to the legacy of the civil rights movement’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News highlighting their bipartisan Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018. This legislation, which was recently introduced in the Senate, would require the review, declassification, and release of government records in efforts to provide victims’ families […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Hurd, Cuellar, Smith Push San Antonio for New NAFTA Signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to consider San Antonio as the location for the signing ceremony for the updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Given the prominent role that the City of San Antonio played in […]

Sens. Cruz, Donnelly’s Bipartisan Bill Imposing Sanctions on Those Who Use Civilians as Human Shields and Their Enablers Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today applauded the Senate for unanimously passing their bipartisan bill, which imposes sanctions on those who use civilians as human shields, including terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as their enablers. The bill was co-sponsored by 50 other senators. “I commend the Senate for unanimously passing our bipartisan bill,” Sen. Cruz said. “Terrorist groups, including Iranian proxies such as Hamas and Hezbollah, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Senate Confirmation of Jeremy Kernodle as U.S. District Judge in Tyler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate approved the nomination of Jeremy Kernodle to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler: “Jeremy Kernodle is a top litigator and will bring a tremendous record of experience and professionalism to the Eastern District of Texas,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I thank my colleagues for their […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn and Rep. Gohmert Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin’s Request for a Foreign Trade Zone

‘A FTZ designation would prove useful to lower a variety of customs, fees, taxes, and duties along with operational costs of many industries engaging in international trade’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. “Texans benefit enormously […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancy in Southern District of Texas

Qualified attorneys are invited to seek appointments for judicial vacancy in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today announced that they are accepting applications for a judicial vacancy in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill this vacancy. This panel, known […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn’s Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Advances to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act was reported by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week. The bill would authorize the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. “The committee’s vote is another important step in protecting the rights of private landowners along the Red River,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans have a […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn’s Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Advances to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act was reported by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week. The bill would authorize the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. “The committee’s vote is another important step in protecting the rights of private landowners along the Red River,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans have a […]