Sens. Cruz

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 […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Op-Ed in Houston Chronicle: A Year Later, We’ve Still Got Texas’ Back

‘Over the last year, working together, Texans have begun to heal and rebuild. But the job isn’t finished — which is why we’re here to say: Houston, we’ve still got your back’   DALLAS, Texas – On the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for the Houston Chroniclerecognizing the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought on the Texas Gulf Coast, and highlighting their efforts to support Texas’ […]

Sens. Cruz, Markey, Thune, Nelson Introduce Hidden Figures Way Designation Act

Bill renames street in front of NASA headquarters to honor hidden figures in America’s space program WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today introduced the Hidden Figures Way Designation Act. This bipartisan bill designates the street in front of NASA’s headquarters as “Hidden Figures Way,” in honor of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who were featured in the movie Hidden Figures and all […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Resolution Recognizing the First Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on August 25, 2017. “This week marks the first anniversary since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on our shores,” Sen. Cruz said. “While our Texas and Louisiana communities were heavily hit, the entire Gulf Coast stood united. Countless members of local law enforcement, first responders, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of General Murray to Head U.S. Army Futures Command in Austin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements in praise of the Senate confirmation of John Murray to be General in the U.S. Army: “Just as Austin is uniquely positioned to ensure the Army succeeds in this new mission, General Murray’s long career and dedicated service in uniform makes him the right leader for Army Futures Command,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am confident that General Murray will succeed […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Air Force to Base B-21 Bombers at Dyess AFB in Abilene

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson today urging the Air Force to select Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene as the principal base for the new B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber. “For 76 years, Dyess AFB has effectively served as a premier bomber base for B-47s and B-52s, and has been the principal base for the B-1 since […]

Sens. Cruz, Nelson, Markey Introduce Space Frontier Act

Strengthens U.S. commercial space sector, extends ISS through 2030 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on Wednesday introduced the Space Frontier Act (S. 3277). This commercial space bill builds upon the 2015 Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act by streamlining and reforming the regulatory framework for commercial space launch and Earth observation operations, which is crucial to maintaining […]

Sens. Cruz, Cortez Masto Introduce E-FRONTIER Act

Bill would prevent attempts to nationalize 5G networks without the consent of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, today introduced the Eliminate From Regulators Opportunities to Nationalize The Internet in Every Respect Act (E-FRONTIER Act), which would protect commercial 5G broadband networks from nationalization without authorization from Congress. Sens. Cruz and Cortez Masto have been leading advocates against the nationalization of 5G networks. Earlier this year, they sent a letter to administration officials, arguing that […]