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Sen. Cruz on New York Times Reporting about Kerry-Zarif Coordination

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to New York Times reporting on a leaked audiotape of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claiming President Biden’s current Special Envoy for Climate and the former Secretary of State, John Kerry, shared with him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times: “If this tape is verified, it would signal catastrophic and disqualifying recklessness by Envoy Kerry to Foreign Minister Zarif that […]

Sen. Cruz in Newsweek: ‘President Biden Is Responsible For This Border Crisis’

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned an op-ed for Newsweek detailing the worsening border crisis created by President Biden’s dangerous immigration policies and his Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to the Rio Grande Valley, where Sen. Cruz witnessed firsthand the humanitarian, national security, and public health crises at the border. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz wrote: “This crisis exists because of President Biden’s policies. The first week Joe Biden was president, he did three things. Number one, […]

AG Paxton Sues President Biden on Executive Order  Expanding Environmental Regulatory Power  

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 10-state coalition suing the Biden Administration over a recent Executive Order in which the President established a “working group” of federal bureaucrats charged with calculating the “social costs” of certain emissions. The end goal of the Administration is to enact new environmental regulations based upon these “social costs.” “The use of these values will result in the most expansive and expensive environmental regulatory initiative in history and affects virtually […]

Sen. Cruz: Democrats are ‘Perfectly Happy to Tear Down the Institutions of Democracy’ to Ram Through Radical Agenda

Senator Ted Cruz

Urges Democrats not to pack the Supreme Court with four radical justices and destroy the independence of our judiciary As Democrats ramp up their efforts to politically weaponize the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today spoke in front of the Supreme Court and urged Democrats to preserve the independence of our judiciary and halt their brazen efforts to pack the Court with far-left justices. Highlights of Sen. Cruz’s remarks are below. WATCH: Sen. […]

Paxton Sues Biden Administration for Disregarding COVID-19 Rules at Texas/Mexico Border

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration again for encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border by allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID-19, to gather in a congregated care setting. This action departs from the administration’s own rules for large numbers of illegal aliens and creates an undeniable crisis on our southern border. The Biden Administration has threatened the health of Texans without justification or explanation of their actions. While abandoning […]

Sens. Cruz, Kennedy Issue Statement On Effort to Prevent Asian American Discrimination in Higher Education

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Kennedy (R-La.), today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked their amendment to prohibit federal funding for any institution of higher education that discriminates against Asian Americans in recruitment, applicant review, or admissions: “In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common. This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students. “Despite their calls to end racism, it is clear Democrats are only paying […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Reps. Jackson, Gonzales, Fallon Introduce Bill to Block China and Other Adversaries From Purchasing Land Near U.S. Military Installations

Senator Ted Cruz

‘America will not tolerate espionage and is empowered to counter the widespread nefarious actions of adversarial regimes’ U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with Reps. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), and Pat Fallon (R-Texas), today introduced the Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act of 2021, a bill to stop adversaries from acquiring land near military bases, which they use to finance their regimes and put military installations at risk. This legislation restricts any effort by Russia, […]

Sen. Cruz: Unanimous Approval of Nord Stream 2 Amendment Is Unmistakable Message to Companies to Abandon Putin’s Pipeline

Senator Ted Cruz

‘The United States knows who you are, and if you don’t get out immediately you will be sanctioned’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved his amendment specifically identifying 20 companies and ships involved in constructing Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and requiring a determination within 15 days subjecting them to sanctions. The Committee today also advanced the nomination of Victoria Nuland, the President’s nominee to be […]

Sen. Cruz: “For Too Long the United States Government Has Needlessly and Unilaterally Restricted Our Interactions” With Taiwan

Senator Ted Cruz

Issues statement after Foreign Relations Committee advances Cruz initiative requiring State Department to change guidelines on Taiwanese symbols of sovereignty U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced his amendment requiring the Secretary of State to rescind prohibitions that limit our Taiwanese allies from displaying symbols of their sovereignty, such as the Taiwanese flag or military insignia, when they conduct business with the United States. This […]

Chinese Officials Responsible for the Ongoing Genocide in Xinjiang ‘Will No Longer Enjoy Either Anonymity or Immunity’

Senator Ted Cruz

Applauds passage of sanctions and findings he authored targeting CCP officials for atrocities, including systematic rape and forced genocide U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced two of his initiatives in the Strategic Competition Act to hold accountable Chinese officials who are responsible for the genocide of the Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang: “The United States will not remain silent as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues […]