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Cruz, Cornyn Statements on Biden Nominee to Serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements about President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Sen. Cruz said: “I was proud to work with John Cornyn and our bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee to recommend Damien Diggs to serve as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Damien presently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney and is the Project Safe […]

Sen. Cruz Reintroduces Energy Freedom Act to Make America Energy Secure Again

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today reintroduced the Energy Freedom Act, in order to make America energy secure again by accelerating federal permitting for energy projects and pipelines, mandating new onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales, approving pending liquified natural gas (LNG) export licenses, and generally speeding up solar, wind, and geothermal development. Upon reintroducing the bill, Sen. Cruz stated: “Under President Joe Biden, American families are struggling with record high gasoline and home […]

Sen. Cruz, Texas Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling for Release of Texan Mark Swidan, Wrongfully Detained in China

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced a resolution calling for the release of Mark Swidan, a Houston, Texas resident who has been unjustly detained by China since 2012. The resolution is cosponsored by Sen. Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Representative Michael Cloud (R-Texas) introduced the resolution in the House. Last May, Sen. Cruz sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the State Department calling for them to take urgent action to secure Swidan’s release. […]

Sens. Cruz, Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Sale of Oil from SPR to China

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Angus King (I-Maine), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to prohibit the sale of American crude oil from […]

Sen. Cruz Leads in Push for Education Freedom by Introducing Bills During School Choice Week In 118th Congress

Senator Ted Cruz

During School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today introduced two leading education bills to promote choice for parents and educational opportunity for students, The Student Empowerment Act and The Education Freedom Scholarships & Opportunity Act. Sen. Cruz said: “School choice is the civil-rights issue of the 21st Century, and every single child deserves access to an excellent education regardless of their race, ethnicity, wealth, or zip code. “For over a decade, I’ve been the […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Help Block Non-Citizens From Voting in Washington D.C.

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), introduced a bill this week to help prevent non-citizens, including illegal aliens and embassy staff from other countries, from voting in local elections in the nation’s capital.  Originally introduced last Congress, this bill would prohibit the Washington, D.C. city government from using federal funds to facilitate non-citizen voting in elections in our nation’s capital. This legislation is being led in the House of Representatives by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and is […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Impose Term Limits for Congress

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) today introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. Senators to two six-year terms and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms after the date of its enactment. Sen. Cruz said: “Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators […]

Senator Paul Bettencourt reappointed Chairman of TX Senate Committee on Local Government

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick reappoints Sen. Bettencourt to lead Senate Committee on Local Government & will also serve on Senate Finance, Education, State Affairs, and Criminal Justice Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) has been reappointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government for the 88th Legislative Session by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R- Texas). Senator Drew Springer (R-Muenster) will serve as Committee Vice Chairman. “I’m honored to be reappointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick as […]

Paxton Sues Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services to Prevent the WHO from Exerting Alarming Authority Over the United States 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton, along with the State of Oklahoma, is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to remove an illegal regulation from federal law that cedes our sovereignty to the World Health Organization (“WHO”). Under federal law, HHS has been granted certain police powers to respond to public health emergencies. The Obama-era rule at issue in the lawsuit—which was finalized the day before former President Trump took office—grants the WHO the […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following FAA System Failure

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), incoming Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today issued the following statement in response to the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions system outage: “The flying public deserves safety in the sky. The FAA’s inability to keep an important safety system up and running is completely unacceptable and just the latest example of dysfunction within the Department of Transportation. The administration needs to explain to […]