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Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Sale of Oil from SPR to China

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sens. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today introduced the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act. This bill would prohibit the sale of American crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to […]

Cruz Statement On CDC Vote to Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Schoolchildren

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement about the vote by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the immunization schedule that states use to require routine vaccinations in order for children to attend school. “The CDC continues to make recommendations that ignore science, erode public trust, and target Americans’ healthcare freedom. Sadly, too many states will wield this recommendation as a mandate to force children […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Combat Racist COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in D.C. Schools

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced a bill that will protect students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) also joined them. The D.C. school vaccine mandate would prohibit unvaccinated schoolkids from 12 to 15 years of age from attending school in person. The […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Democrats Withdrawing Journalism Bill After His Amendment Passed

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement in response to Democrats withdrawing the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) after his amendment to protect Americans’ free speech rights from Big Tech censorship passed 11 to 10. Regarding these efforts, Sen. Cruz said: “What happened today was a huge victory for the First Amendment and free speech. Sadly, it is also a case study in how much the […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Protect Flood Insurance Policyholders with the Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has cosponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency Act, which was introduced by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.). This legislation permits National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to retain their existing premium rates until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) achieves certain transparency and accountability requirements.   The Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency Act alleviates the burden of increasing premium rates that some flood insurance policyholders are experiencing under FEMA’s newly-implemented NFIP Risk Rating […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Steel, 80 Colleagues Call on Supreme Court to End Discrimination Against Asian-American College Applicants

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R-Calif.) led a bicameral group of 82 legislators filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court in the cases Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions vs. University of North Carolina. At both schools, admissions policies have disenfranchised Asian-Americans, as the schools applied racial preferences to discriminate against Asian-American applicants despite superior GPAs and standardized test scores.  In […]

Sen. Cruz on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: ‘There is a Very Consistent Pattern’ in Her Light Sentencing of Child Pornographers

Senator Ted Cruz

Today, during the second round of questioning in the confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, pressed the judge on whether or not she would recuse herself from the Supreme Court’s consideration of the case concerning discrimination of Asian Americans at Harvard, where Judge Jackson is on the Board of Overseers, on gender discrimination and […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Passing of Former Senator Bob Dole

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of Bob Dole: “Today, Heidi and I join all Americans in mourning a true American hero. A member of the Greatest Generation, Bob Dole served our country as an extraordinary soldier, a relentless legislator, and a faithful statesman. A decorated veteran of the Second World War, Dole embodied the heart and fighting spirit of his generation. Although he leaves us today, his […]

Sen. Cruz on Peng Shuai and WTA: The Chinese Communist Party Isn’t Used to Having Sports Leagues or Corporate Interests Stand Up to Them

Senator Ted Cruz

On Face the Nation, Senator Ted Cruz Calls on President to Biden Stop Surrendering to our Enemies and Stop the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline WATCH: Sen. Cruz: The CCP Isn’t Used to Having Sports Leagues or Corporate Interests Stand Up to Them U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s actions to silence and disappear tennis star Peng Shuai, and […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation to Repeal Infrastructure Bill’s “Devastating Attack” on Emerging Cryptocurrency Industry

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The provision will stifle innovation, endanger the privacy of many Americans and cryptocurrencies, and likely push key aspects of the industry overseas to countries like China U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week introduced legislation that would repeal an overly broad and poorly-crafted provision from the infrastructure package that creates new reporting requirements for many participants within the blockchain industry. This provision will stifle innovation in the industry, endanger the privacy of many Americans and cryptocurrencies, and likely push key […]