Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Sanction Iran’s Financial Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to impose sanctions on the entirety of Iran’s financial sector pursuant to executive order 13902, which was signed earlier this year. The executive order provides the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on additional sectors of the Iranian economy at any time. Sens. Cruz […]

Following Hurricane Laura, Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Senate to Pass Relief for Texas, Louisiana

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) today wrote Senate leadership requesting the U.S. Senate take up emergency supplemental appropriations to ensure a full recovery from Hurricane Laura’s destruction in Texas and Louisiana. In the letter the senators wrote: “From initial reports, Hurricane Laura has caused tens of billions of dollars of damage. Understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters are depleting many of the accounts that […]

Sens. Cruz, Grassley, Colleagues Probe Extensive Criminal History of Obama-Biden Era Dreamer Charged with Deaths of Four Police Motorcycle Club Members

Despite long, violent rap sheet, Mexican national never faced removal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican senators are investigating how a Mexican national illegally in the country was never removed despite having a history of violent and illegal behavior that culminated in the deaths of four law enforcement motorcycle club members. Ivan Robles Navejas is charged with causing a head-on collision […]

Sens. Cruz, Van Hollen, Inhofe Lead Colleagues in Bipartisan Push to Expand Aviation Workforce Training

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, and his colleagues Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today led a bipartisan group of over 20 of their colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to fully implement two aviation workforce grant programs authorized in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill that invest in and expand the development […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud President Trump’s Emergency Declaration Approval for Texas

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) yesterday sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump thanking him for his approval of Governor Greg Abbott’s request for an emergency declaration and warning Texans to be prepared ahead of tropical storms Marco and Laura threatening the Texas Gulf Coast. In the letter, they wrote: “We write to thank you and your administration for granting Governor Abbott’s request for an emergency declaration as Tropical Storm Marco […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge USDA to Issue Disaster Designation for Texas Counties Impacted by Hurricane Hanna

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the department to issue a disaster designation for counties in Texas that have demonstrated significant production loss as a result of Hurricane Hanna. In the letter, they wrote: “As you know, Governor Abbott has already issued a state disaster proclamation on July 25, 2020 for severe weather caused by Hurricane Hanna. The […]

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, Tillis, Colleagues Send Bipartisan Letter to Protect Content Creators from Anticompetitive Practices

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons regarding allegations of potentially anticompetitive practices and conduct by online platforms toward content creators and emerging competitors. The inquiry […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee, Colleagues Send Letter to President Trump Regarding Medicaid ‘MOE’ Concerns in FFCRA

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) on Thursday sent a letter to President Trump expressing their concerns regarding the constraints placed by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Texas’ ability to protect its Medicaid program. In the letter, they wrote: “The Medicaid ‘MOE’ provision, perhaps better described as state budget handcuffs, requires states to maintain all persons […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues, Urge TikTok Scrutiny Over Election Security

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) along with Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf expressing concern over  the Chinese social-media service TikTok. Specifically, the Senators write that TikTok could enable the […]