Sen. Cruz

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Call Out DOJ’s Campaign to Spy on Personal Communications of Congressional Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ranking member on the Subcommittee on The Constitution, along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland confronting the Department of Justice for surveilling the personal communications of attorneys advising congressional oversight committees. In the letter, the senators said, “The decision by unelected government bureaucrats to investigate the elected congressional representatives and congressional staff […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Bill to use Funds Seized from Corrupt Venezuelan Individuals for the Venezuelan People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced the Preserving Accountability for National Assets Act (PANA Act). The bill would take assets seized from individuals connected to the Chavez and Maduro regimes who are convicted of corruption and place them in a “Venezuela Restoration Fund” to be used by the State Department for building up Venezuelan democracy and civil society. This legislation is cosponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), […]

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, 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, […]

Sen. Cruz Fights EPA Overreach

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) cosigned a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led by the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urging the EPA to rescind its proposed particulate matter national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Earlier this year, the EPA took a discretionary action to propose making the NAAQS for particulate matter more stringent. Historically, the EPA has consistently missed statutory deadlines […]

Sen. Cruz, Chairman Comer Demand Answers From Law Firm Regarding Acting NHTSA Administrator’s Role In Frivolous Lawsuits Aimed at Bankrupting Oil Companies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today sent a letter to the law firm Sher Edling LLP demanding information related to the firm’s barrage of lawsuits targeting energy companies, and the role the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ann Carlson, played in these lawsuits while serving as a professor at UCLA Law School. Sen. Cruz and […]

Sen. Cruz Slams Anheuser-Busch For Stonewalling Senate Probe into Bud Light’s Marketing to Children

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Following up on his oversight inquiry into details how Anheuser-Busch marketed beer to minors through its partnership with social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week sent a letter to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV CEO Michel Doukeris demanding that the company direct its subsidiary to comply with the investigation Sen. Cruz opened on May 17. Sen. Cruz wrote: “Nearly three months have passed since I requested documents from Mr. Whitworth in my capacity […]

Sen. Cruz, Reps. Jordan and Comer Send Bicameral Letter to the FTC Demanding Explanation For Destroyed Records Impeding Oversight Probes

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 Deletion of key documents related to Congressional oversight likely violated federal law WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas), House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Kentucky) this week sent a bicameral letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan demanding answers regarding the agency’s failure to preserve records. This failure likely violated federal law and impeded Congressional oversight of the FTC’s recent unprecedented actions, including […]

Cruz Celebrates Senate Passage of Legislation to Name Ports-to-Plains Corridor ‘Interstate 27’

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) celebrated Senate passage of his I-27 Numbering Act of 2023, co-sponsored by Sens. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), to formally name the Ports-to-Plains Corridor through Texas and New Mexico as Interstate 27. Reps. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), August Pfluger (R-Texas), and Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) introduced identical legislation in the House. The bipartisan bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent. About the legislation, Sen. […]