Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Nominations of Brown and Starr as U.S. District Judges in Galveston, Dallas 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump nominated 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 was happy to recommend Brantley and Jeff to the president,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Risch, Menendez Introduce Resolution Supporting Canada’s Actions to Uphold the Rule of Law in Huawei Extradition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week joined Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution commending Canada for beginning the process to extradite Huawei Technologies executive, Meng Wanzhou. Sen. Cruz immediately called for bringing Meng Wanzhou to justice when she was taken into custody by Canadian authorities, and has commended the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cortez Masto Announce Intention to Reintroduce Bipartisan E-FRONTIER Act

Senator Ted Cruz

Urge Congress to protect the free market WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statements announcing their intention to reintroduce the bipartisan E-FRONTIER Act in the coming weeks, which would protect commercial 5G broadband networks from nationalization. “There is no question that our American system of free enterprise has been instrumental in establishing the United States as the global leader in mobile broadband technology since 2009,” Sen. Cruz said. “If […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Nomination of Jason Pulliam as U.S. District Judge in San Antonio 

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump nominated Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio: “I was happy to recommend Jason to be a district judge on the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “His proven record of public service, professionalism, and excellence will serve Texans well, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rep. Gallagher Introduce Resolution Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

‘It is in the United States national security interest to ensure that Israel retains control of the Golan Heights’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) today introduced companion bills establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The United States has been committed for over 40 years to ensuring Israel’s security from attacks emanating from across the […]

Sens. Cruz, Grassley Raise Cross-Border Movement Concerns as Hezbollah Exploits Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid news reports that Hezbollah and other hostile actors are exploiting political uncertainty in Venezuela, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are raising concerns that adversaries, including known and suspected terrorists, may be able to threaten American security via the southern border. The senators are seeking a briefing from top national security and diplomatic officials regarding steps being taken to prevent threats from around the world from entering the […]

Sens. Cruz, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Military Reserve Jobs Act

Bill helps National Guard, Reserves qualify for tiered preference in hiring for civil service jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today introduced a bipartisan bill that would give qualified members of the National Guard and Reserves a tiered preference in hiring for federal civil service jobs. The Military Reserve Jobs Act would help promote the hiring of National Guard members and Reservists into the federal workforce.“The men and […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott, Texas Delegation Urge Administration to Release Billions in Hurricane Harvey Response 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 Acting Director Russ Vought of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging him to expedite issuance of the rules and regulations governing the Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) appropriated by Congress one year ago so Texas can receive over $4.3 billion for flood mitigation projects to […]

Sens. Cruz, Risch, and Colleagues Meet with Venezuelan Opposition Leaders

‘I’m very pleased to welcome Ambassador Vecchio and the delegation from the only legitimate government in Venezuela’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today joined Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in meeting with new diplomatic representatives appointed by the Venezuelan opposition. There, Sen. Cruz expressed his support to Chargé d’Affaires of Venezuela to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, Ambassador of Venezuela to […]

Sens. Cruz, Thune Reintroduce Bill to Permanently Repeal the Death Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Thune (R-S.D.), and dozens of their Senate colleagues reintroduced legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, more commonly known as the death tax. The bill, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2019, would finally end this punitive tax that has hit family-run farms, ranches, and businesses as the result of the owner’s death. “The historic tax cuts passed by the GOP brought real relief for America’s […]