Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Barrasso, Colleagues Send Letter to Sec. Yellen Condemning Weaponization of Tax Code Against American Energy Producers

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Janet Yellen, along with Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and other colleagues condemning efforts by the Biden administration to use the U.S. tax code to penalize American energy production. Doing so will raise energy prices, drive jobs overseas, and force the United States to further rely on more-polluting foreign energy. Other senators signing the letter were Sens. Cynthia Lummis […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Send Letter in Support of Federal Relief Following Winter Storm Mara

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote a letter last week to President Joe Biden supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request for an emergency disaster declaration to provide federal assistance to Texans impacted by Winter Storm Mara in Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Delta, Denton, Falls, Hays, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kendall, Lamar, Lee, Leon, Milam, Red River, Robertson, Shelby, Smith, Travis, and Williamson counties. The Senators wrote, “We respectfully urge […]

Sens. Cruz, Colleagues, Introduce Bill to Block China, Other Adversaries from Purchasing Land near U.S. Military Installations

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today reintroduced the Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act, a bill to stop adversaries from acquiring land near military bases, and military areas, which puts our military and national security at risk. The legislation is cosponsored by Sens. Schmitt (R-Mo.), Braun (R-Ind.), Rubio (R-Fla.), Daines (R-MT), and Tuberville (R-AL). This legislation targets efforts by hostile actors from China – as […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Kelly Introduce Highway Formula Modernization Act

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) this week reintroduced the Highway Formula Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Department of Transportation to reevaluate the funding formulas used to distribute federal highway dollars for the first time in 16 years. Sen. Cruz previously introduced this bill in June of 2021. Upon reintroduction, Sen. Cruz said: “Texas continually receives less funding from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) proportionally than […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Tim Scott Demand Answers from Smithsonian Over Harassment of Pro-Life Student Group at National Air and Space Museum

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), is leading a Senate effort to demand answers from Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, about the reported harassment of a pro-life Catholic school group at the National Air and Space Museum. During the nation’s annual March for Life in Washington […]

Cruz, Cornyn Statements on Biden Nominee to Serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements about President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Sen. Cruz said: “I was proud to work with John Cornyn and our bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee to recommend Damien Diggs to serve as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Damien presently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney and is the Project Safe […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee Lead Amicus Brief in 303 Creative Case for Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is leading an amicus brief alongside Senator Mike Lee in support of free speech and religious liberty rights in the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis - a follow-up to the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop case. The lower court in Colorado decided that the government can force Ms. Smith, as a creative website designer and owner of a small business, to design and publish websites […]

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

Senator Ted Cruz

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, Cotton, Rep. Gallagher Introduce Iran Sanctions Resolution

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) in introducing a resolution to oppose lifting sanctions on Iran. Cosponsors of this resolution also include Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton Introduce Bills to Reform NEPA, Streamline Infrastructure Projects

Senator Ted Cruz

‘Legislation that will loosen NEPA’s stranglehold on infrastructure permitting and allow jobs to flourish’ WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today 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 2021, establishes a series of deadlines for agency action under the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act), which gives project proponents […]