Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Rename Odessa VA Clinic After Texas Medal of Honor Recipients

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced a bill to rename the Odessa VA Clinic after two Texas Medal of Honor recipients: United States Marine Corps Private First Class Alfred “Mac” Wilson and United States Army Staff Sergeant Marvin R. Young. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) is leading this effort in the U.S. House of Representatives and filed companion legislation to rename the Odessa VA Clinic last month. “I […]

Sens. Cruz, Hyde-Smith, Inhofe Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Federal Insurance Office

Bill would abolish Treasury Department’s Federal Insurance Office WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced a bill to eliminate the Federal Insurance Office. The Federal Insurance Office was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and is another stark example of a redundant and unaccountable entity within the Treasury Department. The full text of the bill may be viewed here. “This crucial legislation […]

Sens. Cruz, Grassley Reintroduce Bill to Protect Second Amendments Rights, Improve Firearm Background Check System, Combat Gun Crime

Grassley-Cruz bill seeks to improve school safety and prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today reintroduced the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019, a bill to preserve law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights, while putting in place requirements to ensure relevant agencies and institutions accurately submit records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to prevent criminals from […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Tillis Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Office of Financial Research

Bill eliminates burdensome regulation demanding unnecessary federal agency established through Dodd-Frank WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), this week introduced a bill to eliminate the Office of Financial Research. This bill would take a crucial step forward in eliminating another set of burdensome regulations imposed upon hardworking Americans and small businesses under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The full text of the bill may […]

Sens. Cruz, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Bill to Impose Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Monday filed a bipartisan bill imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project. The bill imposes targeted sanctions against vessels that would be used to construct deep sea pipelines for Russian energy export projects including Nord Stream 2. “Nord Stream 2 threatens Europe’s energy security and America’s national security,” Sen. Cruz said. “The United States simply cannot allow Russia […]

Sens. Cruz, Jones Introduce Bipartisan School Security Enhancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the School Security Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill which would allow for Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants awarded to local communities to be used for evidence-based school safety technology and infrastructure. The full text of the bill may be viewed here. “I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill with Sen. Doug Jones, to empower schools and make America’s classrooms safer for our students,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Michael Truncale to Serve as Federal Judge in Beaumont 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate confirmed Michael Truncale to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont: “I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Michael Truncale to the federal bench,” Sen. Cruz said. “The Senate is continuing to deliver on its promise to the American people to confirm principled, constitutionalist judges, and […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud Advancement of Texas Judicial 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 Jeff Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston, and Brantley Starr to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. “I applaud the committee’s vote today to support […]

Sens. Cruz, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to SupportPeaceful Transfer of Power in Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in Sudan. “The people of Sudan have suffered under the tyranny of the Omar al-Bashir and his thugs for three decades,” Sen. Cruz said. “Now that he has been removed from power, Sudan’s military should ensure a swift transition of power to a civilian-led political authority that […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Nomination of Charles Eskridge as U.S. District Judge in Houston 

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump nominated Charles Eskridge to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston: “I am grateful Charles Eskridge has been nominated to the federal bench,” Sen. Cruz said. “Charles’ expertise and commitment to the rule of law will serve Texans well. I look forward to his speedy […]