Sens. Cruz

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 […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Bill to Enhance Cybersecurity Passes Senate Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after their bill, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, unanimously passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: “I commend the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee for advancing this bill to solidify cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, which partners with universities including the University of Texas at San Antonio […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio Introduce School Security Enhancement Act

Bill would empower local communities with resources to reinforce school safety infrastructure and technology WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced the School Security Enhancement Act, which allows local communities to utilize Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants for measures that reinforce school safety infrastructure and technology. “Texas has not been exempt from the horror of school shootings,” Sen. Cruz said. “All of us have been horrified […]

Sens. Cruz, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) in introducing the Venezuela Humanitarian Relief, Reconstruction, and Rule of Law Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation expands humanitarian relief efforts to the people of Venezuela, while holding the Venezuelan regime accountable for human […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Statements on New Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after Secretary of the Army Mark Esper announced that the Army’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division would be converted from a Stryker Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. “I am pleased that the Army chose Fort Bliss as the home for the new Armored Brigade Combat Team, […]

Sens. Cruz, Perdue, Rubio Introduce Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are taking action to sanction two Iranian-controlled militias in Iraq and Syria. This week, the Senators introduced the Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act following recently declassified reports that Iran provided ballistic missiles and funding for terrorist activities to two Shi’ite proxies, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba. “The Obama Iran deal gave the Ayatollahs the resources to expand across the Middle East and created an incentive […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Senate Confirmation of Alan Albright as Judge for 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 the Senate approved the nomination of Alan Albright to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas: “I am grateful my colleagues have confirmed Judge Albright to the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans will be well served by Alan’s professionalism, experience, and commitment to the rule of […]