Sen. Cruz

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Applaud Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Rejecting Partisan Calls to Halt Review of Energy Infrastructure Projects

‘Slowing the approval process and delaying construction of [natural gas projects] at a time when millions of Americans are out of work is profoundly wrong’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) today sent a letter applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for continuing to process applications to improve America’s energy infrastructure – despite partisan requests from House Democrats and Democratic […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Let States Approve and Distribute Diagnostic Tests During Public Health Emergency

Right to Test Act will address testing delays; allow states to more rapidly respond to evolving needs of their communities as America works to defeat COVID-19 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As states begin to safely re-open and Americans return to work, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Right to Test Act – legislation to let states approve and distribute diagnostic tests when the state or federal government has declared a public health emergency. Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues to President Trump: Reject State Bailouts

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the Administration to reject states’ efforts to receive taxpayer dollars for non-coronavirus related expenses, particularly bailouts for underfunded pension plans. In the letter, they wrote: “Americans expect that their tax dollars will be used for Coronavirus response, not to backfill decades of bad fiscal policy. As we continue […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Urge Secretaries of Defense, the Interior to Support the Development of Domestic Rare Earths Supply Chain Critical to National Defense, Reducing Dependency on China

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate colleagues, on Friday urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, to support the development of a fully domestic rare earths supply chain and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign minerals that are critical for manufacturing our defense technologies and supporting our national security. In the letters to the secretaries, the senators wrote: “It is clear that our dependence on […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Urge Secretaries of Defense, the Interior to Support the Development of Domestic Rare Earths Supply Chain Critical to National Defense, Reducing Dependency on China

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate colleagues, on Friday urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, to support the development of a fully domestic rare earths supply chain and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign minerals that are critical for manufacturing our defense technologies and supporting our national security. In the letters to the secretaries, the senators wrote: “It is clear that our dependence on […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Reintroduce the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Kennedy (R-La.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), today reintroduced the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, (S. 3003). This bill prohibits federal regulators from arbitrarily forcing banking institutions to terminate their relationships with legal businesses solely because the operations of the businesses are not in […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Call on Administration to Take Steps to Restore Internet Access in Iran, Sanction Iranian Officials Responsible

WASHIGNTON, D.C. – Iranian officials took unprecedented action to silence and oppress the Iranian people – unleashing security forces and shutting down the Internet to hide police brutality – after widespread protests broke out against to the regime’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50 percent. In response, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), […]

Sen. Cruz, Grover Norquist Op-Ed in Real Clear Markets: To Keep the Economy Growing, Index Capital Gains to Inflation

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, today penned an op-ed in Real Clear Markets, where they call on the administration to index capital gains to inflation. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz and Norquist highlight the economic benefits of this tax policy for Americans of all walks of life, as well as the bipartisan support such a move has had in the past. “Over the longer […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney Reintroduce Bill to Counter Chinese Espionage Efforts in American Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee reintroduced the Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act (SHEET), a bill to counter Chinese espionage efforts and influence operations in American universities. “Thirty years ago, the world watched in horror as tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers mowed down protestors who had assembled […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney Reintroduce Bill to Counter Chinese Espionage Efforts in American Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee reintroduced the Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act (SHEET), a bill to counter Chinese espionage efforts and influence operations in American universities. “Thirty years ago, the world watched in horror as tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers mowed down protestors who had assembled […]