U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz: ‘Our National Space Program Is on the Verge of a Renaissance’

Senator Ted Cruz

Chairs hearing examining partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial space industry and the reopening of the American Frontier WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, participated in the third of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. Today’s hearing, titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Today the World Lost a Hero of Liberty and Freedom’

Dr. Liu Xiaobo

Issues statement following the passing of Dr. Liu Xiaobo WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner unjustly imprisoned by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Dr. Liu is most notably known for publishing “Chapter 08,” an anti-Communist manifesto calling for political freedom and human justice. “Today the world lost a hero of liberty and […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Honor the Promises Our Nation Has Made to Our Brave Veterans

Participates in roundtable discussions at Camp Hope and Combined ArmsHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today toured two veterans’ organizations in Houston: Camp Hope and Combined Arms. His visits are part of weeklong tour across Texas, where he is meeting with various veterans groups to hear their ideas and concerns. Camp Hope is a facility that provides interim housing and recovery programs for wounded warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat-related post-traumatic […]

Sen. Cruz: Trinity Lutheran Decision Is “Landmark Victory for Religious Freedom” 

Senator Ted Cruz

Applauds Supreme Court ruling; Joined amicus brief defending religious freedom in the case WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer. “The Court’s decision today stops blatant religious discrimination by a state and is a landmark victory for religious freedom and free exercise in our country,” Sen. Cruz said. “Had this case been decided otherwise, it would have opened […]

Sen. Cruz: The Time for VA Reform Cannot Wait Any Longer,  We Must Deliver on the Promise Our Nation Has Made to Provide the Care Our Veterans Deserve

Senator Ted Cruz

  Introduces VA Information Technology Restructuring Act to ensure veterans receive quality health care; cosponsored by Sens. Cornyn, Rubio, Young WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act to modernize the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) IT infrastructure in a manner that will better equip it to ensure our veterans receive the utmost quality health care. The bill establishes that a Chief Information Officer (CIO) be appointed […]

Sen. Cruz Celebrates Independence Day in McAllen

Participates in annual Fourth of July Street Parade and Freedom Festival; meets with community leaders and volunteers McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated in McAllen’s annual Fourth of July Street Parade and Freedom Festival. Shortly thereafter, Sen. Cruz attended a brunch, where he met with local community leaders and volunteers. “I was honored to join our friends in McAllen to celebrate Independence Day,” Sen. Cruz said. “This week, as we reflect […]

Sen. Cruz: WOTUS Withdrawal Is a Welcome Change For Texas Families, Farmers and Ranchers

Senator Ted Cruz

  Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauded EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s Wednesday announcement that he would withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The announcement to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule is a welcome change for hardworking families, farmers, and ranchers in Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “The Obama administration’s WOTUS rule massively expanded the scope of federal authority over land and waterways in the United States, […]

Sen. Cruz: Supreme Court Ruling on Refugee Executive Order a ‘Good Start’

Senator Ted Cruz

Court respects rule of law by overruling lower courts, agreeing to hear case WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to reinstate parts of President Trump’s executive order on refugees and vetting in Trump v. Hawaii. In a per curiam opinion, the Court agreed to hear the dispute this fall, and it overruled lower court injunctions that baselessly claimed to apply to foreign persons with no connection […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Dr. Liu’s Fight Should Not Be Over’

Senator Ted Cruz

‘We must utilize any and all points of leverage with China to free Dr. Liu so that he can receive the medical treatment he needs’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in the wake of Chinese dissident Dr. Liu Xiaobo’s cancer diagnosis, today urged his colleagues to provide leverage for his release from Chinese prison by passing legislation to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as “Liu […]

Sen. Cruz Cosponsors the Protecting the Second Amendment Act

Senator Ted Cruz

‘The right to bear arms is one of the most foundational and basic freedoms in our Constitution’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his cosponsorship of the Protecting the Second Amendment Act, which was introduced by Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.). The bill would amend the Gun Control Act to nullify generalized, routine, or ongoing reporting requirements on lawful gun owners based on geographic location or sales records of multiple long guns, and […]