Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Hurd, Gonzalez Introduce Bill to Help Border Counties Identify Missing Migrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), and Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) today introduced the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018, a bill to help local jurisdictions improve the recording and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains found along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Communities in Texas and all along our southern border have experienced firsthand the human tragedy of illegal immigration,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Bill to Rename Mission Post Office to Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) released the following statements after their bill to rename the U.S. Postal Office in Mission, Texas as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building” passed the U.S. Senate: “I am pleased to see Congress come together and recognize the contributions of Texas veterans,” Sen. Cruz said. “Naming the U.S. Postal Office in Mission as the ‘Mission Veterans Post Office […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Gonzalez, Cuellar, Vela Urge FEMA Administrator to Reassess Cameron and Hidalgo County’s Denials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Filemon Vela (D-Texas) in penning a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William ‘Brock’ Long urging for swift reconsideration of FEMA’s assessments of the damage to Cameron and Hidalgo Counties resulting from the severe storms and flooding earlier this year. “Cameron and Hidalgo counties have experienced tremendous loss and devastation as a result of extreme flooding in June,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Hurd, Cuellar, Smith Push San Antonio for New NAFTA Signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to consider San Antonio as the location for the signing ceremony for the updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Given the prominent role that the City of San Antonio played in […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Resolution Recognizing the First Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on August 25, 2017. “This week marks the first anniversary since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on our shores,” Sen. Cruz said. “While our Texas and Louisiana communities were heavily hit, the entire Gulf Coast stood united. Countless members of local law enforcement, first responders, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Ratcliffe Introduce the Lake Fannin Conveyance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced the Lake Fannin Conveyance Act. This bill would reduce the federal estate in Texas, conveying 2,025 acres to Fannin County for economic development purposes. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 5525. “The folks in Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards than the federal government,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans will […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Culberson, Green, Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Representatives John Culberson (R-Texas), Al Green (D-Texas), and Randy Weber (R-Texas). “One of our most important responsibilities as elected representatives is to protect the American people, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Boozman, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford Pen Letter to General Perna in Support of Red River Army Depot Assignment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to General Gustave F. Perna to support the Army’s assignment of Red River Army Depot in Texas as the depot source of repair (DSOR) for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, which provides enhanced force protection, survivability, mobility, and power generation for the next generation warfighter. “Red River’s technical experts maintained Army […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Urge Army to Select Texas to Host Army Futures Command

Pen letter to Under Secretary McCarthy advocating for Army expansion into Texas HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott, penned a letter to Under Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan McCarthy, advocating for Texas to host the new Army Futures Command. Among the cities under consideration are Houston, Austin, and Dallas. According to the Army, establishment of the Army Futures Command is the most significant Army reorganization […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Arrington Praise Air Force Nomination of Dyess to Host B-21 Bomber

Air Force names Dyess official candidate to host B-21 bomber HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) today issued the following statements regarding the Air Force’s announcement nominating Dyess Air Force Base as an official candidate to host the B-21 bomber. “For decades, Dyess Air Force Base and the Abilene community have been a pillar of our nation’s strategic capabilities and deterrence,” Sen. Cruz said. “With […]