Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cotton Introduce Bill Imposing Sanctions on Drug Cartels  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today introduced the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act, legislation that would subject certain foreign criminal organizations like drug cartels to sanctions, including immigration, financial, and criminal penalties. The process would be similar to the system used for designating entities as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Mitt Romney […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud HUD Announcement to Award Disaster Funding to Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its commitment to allocate nearly $240 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help Texans repair housing, businesses, and critical infrastructure damaged by multiple flooding events in South Texas and Tropical Storm Imelda. In response, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) issued the following statements applauding HUD’s announcement of these CDBG-DR funds: “After working hard with Senator […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Condemn EU Ruling Permitting Anti-Israel Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today sent a letter condemning the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling to permit anti-Israel business practices in the 28-member states. The ruling singles out Israeli goods for discrimination and requires special labels indicating the origin of products imported from Israeli settlements and areas the EU deems “occupied by Israel since 1967.” “In Nazi-occupied Europe, the Jewish people were forced […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Protect Water Supply Future of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Thursday introduced the Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act. The bill would provide certainty to water agencies who supply water to Americans in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, by ensuring that interstate water transfers between the three states are not shutdown as a result of the Lacey Act, which affects trade in wildlife, fish, or plants across state lines. “Water supply is crucial to […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Rep. Cheney Applaud Trump Administration Decision to End Civil Nuclear Waiver for Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Bunker

‘The administration should now end the waivers for the remaining projects related to the deal, especially the Arak reactor’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement applauding the Trump administration for announcing the end of the Fordow civil nuclear waiver for Iran: “We applaud President Trump […]

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe Introduce Keep Our Communities Safe Act  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act with John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). The legislation would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months; a practice also referred to […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Rep. Cheney Introduce Bill to Reverse Misguided Civil-Nuclear Waivers, Dismantle Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, this week introduced legislation that would dismantle a key remaining part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in response to the Trump administration’s repeated issuance of waivers for civil nuclear projects contemplated by the deal. “Iran is exploiting the civil-nuclear waivers from […]

Sens. Cruz, Markey, Durbin Call on Cambodian Government to Allow the Peaceful Return of Opposition Party Members and Democracy Activists  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a resolution calling on the Cambodian government, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, to allow for the peaceful return of opposition party members and democracy activists to the country this weekend. Since 2017, the Hun Sen government increasingly has taken bold steps to undermine human rights, democracy, and freedom […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Rep. Cheney to President Trump: Tear up the Iran Nuclear Deal Once and For All

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement following an announcement by Iran that it will begin injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear bunker, which the Nuclear Archives seized by Israel identify as part of Iran’s nuclear weapons program: “Today’s news reports confirm what […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Rep. Cheney to President Trump: Tear up the Iran Nuclear Deal Once and For All

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement following an announcement by Iran that it will begin injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear bunker, which the Nuclear Archives seized by Israel identify as part of Iran’s nuclear weapons program: “Today’s news reports confirm what […]