Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Rep. Hartzler Introduce Protecting America From Spies Act to Defend US National Security Against Espionage

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U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) this week introduced the Protecting America from Spies Act, legislation that would allow the Department of State to deny visas to individuals who have committed acts of espionage or intellectual property theft against the United States. Last year, President Trump’s administration closed China’s Houston consulate, which the Chinese Communist Party was using to spy in Houston and throughout […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rubio, Scott Introduce Resolution Commending SpaceX and NASA’s Successful Mission to the International Space Station

HOUSTON, Texas – Following the historic manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch and mission to the International Space Station (ISS), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution congratulating the men and women at SpaceX and NASA for the successful mission and applauding the United States’ domestic capability to send American astronauts to the ISS from American soil. Upon introducing […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Capito, Tillis Introduce Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic Act

Legislation would provide small businesses debt forgiveness for SBA disaster loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “Small businesses are the backbone of […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral American Space Commerce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, along with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral American Space Commerce Act of 2020. At a time when the U.S. has steadily decreased its dependence on foreign rockets and launch infrastructure, the American Space Commerce Act would bolster U.S. leadership in the space industry, enhance public-private partnerships with American […]

Sens. Cruz, Leahy, Rubio, and Menendez Pen Letter to Liu Xia

‘Your perseverance has inspired the world and put those who unjustly detained you to shame’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Liu Xia following her release from Chinese imprisonment. She and her late husband Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo have battled to promote democracy and freedom in China. “Over the past eight years you have responded to the abuses […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Reaffirm Commitment to the People of Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-VA.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to holding Daniel Ortega’s regime accountable for acts of violence against the Nicaraguan people. The senators called on the Government of Nicaragua to end the repressive practices of its security forces. Leer aquí. […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Menendez, Nelson Introduce Resolution Honoring Ladies in White for 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), today introduced a resolution honoring the Cuban dissident group Las Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) for receiving the Cato Institute’s 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. The dissident group, which routinely faces brutal beatings and imprisonment from the Cuban regime, peacefully gathers and marches in white clothes every Sunday in Havana carrying a picture of their loved […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Baldwin Pen Letter to Polish Prime Minister Regarding Proposed Holocaust-Era Property Restitution Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), as part of a total of 59 Senate colleagues, in sending a letter to the Polish Prime Minster regarding Poland’s proposed Holocaust-Era property restitution legislation. A copy of the letter is available here. “After more than 70 years since one of the darkest chapters in human history, the world must continue to right the terrible and evil injustices that occurred […]