Sens. Cruz

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 […]

Sens. Cruz, Nelson, Markey Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Space Frontier Act ‘

The Space Frontier Act will extend and fortify our leadership in space’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today issued the following statements after the Senate passed their bipartisan Space Frontier Act (S.3277) by a unanimous vote of approval. In July, Sens. Cruz, Nelson, and Markey introduced this legislation to fortify America’s leadership in space exploration, continue operations for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030, and reign in overreaching […]

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand Applaud Bipartisan Deal to Combat Sexual Harassment and Hold Abusers in Congress Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) issued the following statements praising the bipartisan deal to combat sexual harassment in Congress. “In the last year, as scores of victims have come forward to share their stories of abuse, it has become overwhelmingly apparent that workplace misconduct is far too common,” Sen. Cruz. “These stories come from across the country – from Hollywood studios, newsrooms, corporate America, universities, athletic institutions, and […]

Sens. Cruz, Corker, Reps. Gallagher, Suozzi, Wilson, Moulton Applaud Passage of Bill to Sanction Hezbollah & Hamas for Use of Human Shields

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.), Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) applauded the House’s passage of the Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act (H.R. 3342) to impose sanctions on Hezbollah and Hamas for their use of civilians as human shields. The Cruz-authored legislation now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “I am proud to have worked […]