Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Committee Approval of Charles Eskridge as U.S. District Judge in Houston

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved of the nomination of Charles Eskridge to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston: “I am grateful my colleagues on the committee favorably reported Charles for the federal bench in Houston,” Sen. Cruz said. “His principled commitment to the rule of law and remarkable legal expertise […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Cuellar, Gonzalez, Vela Support Federal Disaster Declaration After RGV Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), and Filemon Vela (D-Texas), today penned a letter to President Trump urging for a federal disaster declaration to be issued in response to extreme rain and severe flooding recently in the Rio Grande Valley. “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses and property damage in these areas are of […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters Bipartisan Bill to Protect Apollo Landing Sites Advances out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today applauded the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s unanimous vote in support of their bipartisan bill that would protect the Apollo landing sites on the moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would provide legal recognition and protection for the Apollo sites and artifacts from intentional and unintentional disturbances from future missions. The bill’s advancement to the full Senate comes ahead of the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rubio Urge President Trump to Increase Pressure on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Calls for ending civil-nuclear waivers issued by the State Department and invoking the snapback mechanism in United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today sent a letter to President Trump after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran is in violation of restrictions on stockpiling enriched uranium specified in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The letter calls […]

Sens. Cruz, Barrasso, Inhofe, Toomey, Kennedy, Wicker, Lee, Enzi, Cassidy Urge Administration to Uphold the Rule of Law and Block Senate Democrats’ Efforts to Roll Back President Trump’s Energy Independence Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to stand with the hardworking men and women of small refineries across the country, and block Senate Democrats’ attempts to roll back President Trump’s energy independence accomplishments. Recently 12 Senate Democrats, five of […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Approval of Jason Pulliam to be U.S. District Judge in San Antonio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio: “Jason has served our country and the Lone Star State with excellence,” Sen. Cruz said. “His experience, coupled with his commitment to public service and professionalism will serve Texans in the Western […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud Confirmation of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk For Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate today voted to confirm Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. “I am glad to see the Senate vote today to confirm my good friend, Matt Kacsmaryk, to fill this crucial judicial vacancy for the Northern District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “As a passionate constitutionalist, Matt has served Texas […]

Sens. Cruz, Markey: ‘Increased Chinese Influence and Coercion Necessitates Further Examination of U.S. Policy’

Introduce bill assessing China’s exploitation of Hong Kong’s autonomy WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) this week introduced a bill which would amend the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to require a report on how the People’s Republic of China (RPC) exploits Hong Kong to circumvent the laws of the United States. The bill addresses recent developments of the PRC forcing a controversial extradition bill through the Hong Kong government […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Approval of Ada Brown to be Federal Judge in Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Ada Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas: “I am pleased the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to advance Ada Brown’s nomination to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas to the floor,” Sen. Cruz said. “Senator Cornyn and I […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Rename Odessa VA Clinic After Texas Medal of Honor Recipients

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced a bill to rename the Odessa VA Clinic after two Texas Medal of Honor recipients: United States Marine Corps Private First Class Alfred “Mac” Wilson and United States Army Staff Sergeant Marvin R. Young. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) is leading this effort in the U.S. House of Representatives and filed companion legislation to rename the Odessa VA Clinic last month. “I […]