Sen. Cruz: Offshore Drilling Will Unleash the Potential of our Energy Resources and Expand Opportunity

Issues statement on President Trump’s latest executive order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order implementing a strategy to expand offshore energy exploration:

“Our nation has been blessed with abundant natural resources and today’s Executive Order is an important step toward responsibly harnessing those resources and achieving our energy independence. Increasing access to explore our federal waters provides greater opportunity for our country to adequately plan for its long-term energy needs and supports substantial job opportunities for hard-working Texans and Americans. As we continue to witness first-hand the Great American Energy Renaissance, I am hopeful that today’s order will lead to greater innovation, greater economic growth, and more good-paying U.S. jobs in Texas and across the country.”