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Sen. Cruz: ‘Provision Included in the Supplemental Disaster Funding Bill Will Ensure These Hurricane Harvey Funds Are Delivered to Texas Quickly’

Cruz-Cornyn provision expediting $4.3 billion in disaster recovery funding for Hurricane Harvey included in disaster relief package HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Senate for passing Cruz-Cornyn legislation included in the supplemental disaster funding bill to require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to publish the federal rules allocating $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for Hurricane Harvey […]

Sen. Cruz Joins Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Military ‘Widow’s Tax’

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today cosponsored the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019 (S. 622), to ensure that military spouses receive full Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) survivor benefits. “Our servicemen and women, and their families represent the finest qualities of the United States and we have the important responsibility of taking care of their families and spouses,” Sen. Cruz said. “I’m proud to join this effort to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Rename Odessa VA Clinic After Texas Medal of Honor Recipients

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced a bill to rename the Odessa VA Clinic after two Texas Medal of Honor recipients: United States Marine Corps Private First Class Alfred “Mac” Wilson and United States Army Staff Sergeant Marvin R. Young. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) is leading this effort in the U.S. House of Representatives and filed companion legislation to rename the Odessa VA Clinic last month. “I […]

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Cruz-Durbin Resolution Calling for Peaceful Transition in Sudan

Bipartisan resolution advances to Senate floor WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the committee passed S. Res. 188, which encourages a swift and peaceful transfer of power in Sudan and calls on the United States government to halt efforts to weaken pressure on Sudan until such a transfer occurs. “The committee’s passage of this resolution sends a message of solidarity to the people of Sudan who […]

Senate Republicans Permanently Ban Earmarks

‘I was proud to lead the effort with Sen. Sasse to restore the earmark ban, and am gratified that my colleagues supported our effort today’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today issued a statement following the adoption of a permanent earmark ban by the Senate Republican Conference: “Today, Republicans have taken an important step in restoring fiscal sanity by adopting a permanent earmark […]

AG Paxton to Congress: States Need Clear-Cut Authority to Enforce Their Criminal Laws Against Illegal Activity Online

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with a bipartisan group of 46 fellow attorneys general, urged congressional leaders in Washington to amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to make certain that state and local authorities have the authority to investigate and prosecute criminal activity online. Congress did amend the Communications Decency Act last year, passing the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act […]

Sens. Cruz, Hyde-Smith, Inhofe Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Federal Insurance Office

Bill would abolish Treasury Department’s Federal Insurance Office WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced a bill to eliminate the Federal Insurance Office. The Federal Insurance Office was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and is another stark example of a redundant and unaccountable entity within the Treasury Department. The full text of the bill may be viewed here. “This crucial legislation […]

Sen. Cruz Launches Investigation Into Yale Law School

Requests documents related to discriminatory policy against students, Christian organizations WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, on Monday sent a letter to Yale Law School requesting that the school turn over documents related to its discriminatory policy against students serving in organizations professing traditional Christian views or adhering to traditional sexual ethics. The letter follows Sen. Cruz’s letter in April, where he notified Yale Law School’s Dean […]

Sen. Cruz: At a Time That Is Particularly Challenging for Our Country, U.S. Border Patrol Agents Hold Exceptionally Important Jobs

Renews calls for Senate Democrats to support U.S. Border Patrol agents defending southern border WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, today issued the following statement of support for the men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): “I am proud to support the men and women of our Border Patrol, and the work they do day after day to protect Texas and our country. […]

Sen. Cruz: Though There Is a Dark Shadow of Loss and Suffering, Today Sutherland Springs Will Raise up a New House That Will Proudly Proclaim the Light of the Gospel

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in honor of the dedication ceremony of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs’ new sanctuary. “The First Baptist congregation and the entire Sutherland Springs community continues to inspire Texas and the entire nation with their strength, unity, and forgiveness. In the face of unspeakable evil, this community has shined the light of Jesus’s redeeming love. In the wake of horrific tragedy, the […]