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Sen. Cruz, Rep. Graves Lead Coalition Calling on Biden Admin to Allow LNG By Rail

Call on Admin to End its Latest Attack on American Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) led a bicameral coalition of federal lawmakers calling on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to reverse its suspension of rules allowing liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. In a letter to PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown, the lawmakers raise concerns about PHMSA advancing […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Biden Administration to Approve Maverick County’s Request to Build Key Texas-Mexico Bridge

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have urged the Biden administration to approve Maverick County, Texas’s request to build a key cross-border bridge between Eagle Pass, Texas and Mexico. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sens. Cruz and Cornyn lent their support for the county’s application, which was submitted yesterday, for a presidential permit to construct the Puerto Verde Global Trade Bridge (PVGTB). […]

DPS Partners with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to Offer New IPC Program

On Sept. 25-29, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) again partnered with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to offer a five-day Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) Train the Trainer Course. IPC is a crimes against children class that includes human trafficking. IPC trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at risk of victimization or missing, as well as recognizing high-risk threats to children. “DPS is honored to once again partner […]

Sen. Cruz Delivers Address on War in Israel

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered a major foreign policy speech on the Senate floor today calling for the U.S. to provide Israel with full military and diplomatic support in their campaign to eradicate Hamas, for as long as it takes. Sen. Cruz’s remarks follow the horrific attack led by Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists on October 7, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,400 innocent Israelis and 30 Americans. The attack on Israel was […]

Sens. Cruz, Manchin Lead Senators in Urging NOAA to Withdraw Proposal Threatening Domestic Energy Production

Biden administration attempting to shut down offshore drilling in Gulf of Mexico after a single confirmed sighting of newly discovered Rice’s whale U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a group of senators in urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to withdraw a proposed rule designating more than 28,270 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico, an […]

Sens. Cruz, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Bill Targeting Online Sales of Drugs Laced with Illicit Fentanyl

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the online sale of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. The Targeting Online Sales of Fentanyl Act would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to launch an investigation into the methods used to facilitate the online sale of fentanyl in coordination with assessing the effectiveness of federal law enforcement and online providers to combat the fentanyl crisis. Upon introducing Sen. Cruz said, “Our nation’s […]

Sen. Cruz Releases Statement on Hamas War Against Israel

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement this morning: “Iran-controlled Hamas terrorists launched a literal war against Israel last night. Our Israeli allies will now do what they must to defend themselves and I stand with them as they confront this violence and these atrocities. The United States must continue to support Israel’s absolute right to self-defense and ensure it has the military resources and diplomatic support […]

Sens. Cruz, Lummis Introduce Resolution to Recognize U.S. Energy Producers

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) to introduce a resolution to designate October 4, 2023, as National Energy Appreciation Day to celebrate the men and women who work to power the United States. Upon introducing the resolution Sen. Cruz said, “Millions of men and women across the Lone Star State and nation work tirelessly every day to provide our country with abundant and reliable energy. I am proud to join Sen. Lummis […]

Sens. Cruz, Wicker, Colleagues Demand Accountability from Department of Defense after Revelations of Iranian Spy Ring

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with their Senate Republican colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin calling for immediate action after reports revealed that top Biden administration officials had been operatives in, and were linked to, an Iranian spy ring. The letter specifically calls for revoking the security clearance of Ariane Tabatabai, […]

Sen. Cruz: FAA’s Primary Responsibility Is Ensuring the Safety of Our National Aerospace System

In his opening statement at today’s full Senate Commerce Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Mike Whitaker to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed the importance of having a deeply qualified and experienced leader at the FAA and outlined the serious challenges that the next FAA Administrator will face. Here are Sen. Cruz’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Chairwoman Cantwell. And welcome to Mr. Whitaker, […]