Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Sanction Iran’s Financial Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to impose sanctions on the entirety of Iran’s financial sector pursuant to executive order 13902, which was signed earlier this year. The executive order provides the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on additional sectors of the Iranian economy at any time. Sens. Cruz […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues, Urge TikTok Scrutiny Over Election Security

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) along with Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf expressing concern over  the Chinese social-media service TikTok. Specifically, the Senators write that TikTok could enable the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Lankford Introduce Reforms to NEPA to Roll Back Burdensome Regulations, Cut Red Tape

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Tuesday introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in order to streamline infrastructure projects. The first bill, the Federal Permitting Modernization Act of 2020, establishes a series of deadlines for agency action under the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act), […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling for Justice for George Floyd and Opposing ‘Defund the Police’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and colleagues in the Senate on Tuesday introduced a resolution calling for justice for George Floyd and opposing recent calls to defund the police. “We know that violent crime disproportionally affects low-income communities, and that law enforcement plays a critical role in protecting life and preserving a free and functioning society,” Sen. Cruz said. “We also know that law enforcement has an important responsibility in […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn, Cornyn, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford, and Lee Submit Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) this week submitted a joint amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case of DNC v. Hobbs, because the lower court’s decision would jeopardize scores of neutral voting laws that are designed to prevent and deter election fraud. The case involves challenges to two Arizona […]

As China Builds Nuclear Arsenal, Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Cornyn Urge President Trump to Continue Unwinding U.S. From Nuclear Arms Control Treaties That Exclude China

Senators support president’s efforts to regain and retain U.S. nuclear preeminence WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today urged President Trump in a letter to continue unwinding the United States from Cold War-style nuclear arms control treaties that put constraints on the U.S. while allowing China and other adversaries, to rapidly build up their nuclear arsenals, and to continue restoring the U.S. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Urge DOJ to Investigate Improper PPP Funding for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and their colleagues in the Senate today sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr urging the Department of Justice to investigate whether dozens of Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country applied for and received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) despite knowing they were ineligible to apply. Under the statuary text of the CARES Act, organizations like these affiliates were expressly prohibited from receiving […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Hawley, Rubio Introduce Bill to Require CFIUS to Reexamine UK Status After 5G Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced the Protecting America from Foreign Investors Compromised by the CCP Act. The bill would require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review the United Kingdom’s place on the foreign investment “whitelist” if the country allows China’s Huawei to build portions of its 5G […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rubio Urge President Trump to Increase Pressure on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Calls for ending civil-nuclear waivers issued by the State Department and invoking the snapback mechanism in United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today sent a letter to President Trump after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran is in violation of restrictions on stockpiling enriched uranium specified in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The letter calls […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Tillis Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Office of Financial Research

Bill eliminates burdensome regulation demanding unnecessary federal agency established through Dodd-Frank WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), this week introduced a bill to eliminate the Office of Financial Research. This bill would take a crucial step forward in eliminating another set of burdensome regulations imposed upon hardworking Americans and small businesses under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The full text of the bill may […]