Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise White House Announcement 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 President Trump announced his intention to nominate Wes Hendrix to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Lubbock, Mark Pittman to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth, and Sean Jordan for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Plano: “I was happy […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott, Texas Delegation Urges White House to Protect Hurricane Harvey Recovery Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), Governor Greg Abbott, and Texas members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to use any federal funds already appropriated for Hurricane Harvey recovery for any other purpose. “We strongly support securing the border with additional federal resources including tactical infrastructure, technology, ports of entry improvements and personnel,” they wrote. “However, we are strongly opposed to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn File Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while abiding by that state’s laws. “The rights protected in the Second Amendment are foundational to a free society and the preservation of individual liberty,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am proud […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Resolution Honoring Texas World War II Veteran Richard Overton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced a Senate resolution honoring Richard Overton, a Texan who lived to be the oldest World War II veteran and recently passed away at the age of 112. The full text of the resolution can be read here. “Richard Arvin Overton is an American hero that exemplified strength, sacrifice, and service to the United States of America,” reads the resolution. “Now, therefore, be […]

Sens. Cruz, Coons Introduce Cambodian Trade Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019, which would require the administration to review the preferential trade treatment Cambodia receives under the General System of Preferences (GSP). The full bill text may be viewed here. “America has invested in the political future of Cambodia by establishing reliable trade and commerce, as codified in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP),” Sen. Cruz said. “Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Ratcliffe Introduce Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) today introduced the Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act to reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes. “I am proud to work with Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Ratcliffe on this important issue,” Sen. Cruz said. “The residents of Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards of their […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Thornberry Introduce Bill to Help Resolve Red River Land Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Mac Thornberry today introduced the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act to require the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. “Texas has a long, proud history of protecting private property rights,” Sen. Cruz said. “This survey is long overdue, and landowners along the Red River rightfully want action. I am proud to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton Issue Joint Statement of Support to Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

‘To support Israel’s right to self defense, Washington should take the long overdue step of affirming Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) issued a statement today after reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In the last Congress Sens. Cruz and Cotton introduced S.Res.732, a resolution expressing the sense of the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Announce Confirmation of U.S. Marshal for EDTX in Tyler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed John Garrison as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler: “I am grateful my colleagues voted to confirm John Garrison as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “John has dedicated 28 years of service to the Eastern District, and Texans will continue to be […]

Sens. Cruz, Jones Applaud House Passage of Civil Rights Cold Case Legislation

The Jones-Cruz legislation will now move to the President’s desk to be signed into law WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation led by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to require the review, declassification, and release of government records related to unsolved criminal civil rights cases. Sens. Cruz and Jones have led a months-long bipartisan effort to provide public access to unsolved civil rights crime documents through […]