Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Colleagues Oppose Appointment of Chinese Official to UN Human Rights Group

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Senate colleagues sent a letter on Tuesday to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressing opposition to the appointment of Minister of the Chinese Mission in Geneva Jiang Duan to the United Nations Human Rights Council Consultative Group. As the Senators wrote: “In this position, Jiang will provide China with the opportunity to play a central role in picking […]

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe, Colleagues Applaud President Trump for Deeming Firearm Businesses Essential

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senate colleagues on Monday sent a letter to President Trump applauding the administration’s recent decision to include firearm retailers and manufacturers in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory memo to states and localities regarding America’s essential critical infrastructure workforce. The CISA advisory memo is used by many states to help determine which industries or businesses should be considered essential […]

Sens. Cruz, Hoeven & Reps. Fletcher, Burgess to Introduce Legislation Providing $3 Billion in Funding to Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve With U.S. Crude Oil

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), and House and Senate colleagues today announced they are introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The legislation aligns with the request made by President Trump and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to fill the SPR. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge the President to Support Gov. Abbott’s Disaster Declaration Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), on Tuesday urged President Trump to support Governor Abbott’s request for a major disaster declaration for COVID-19. If granted, the declaration would allow FEMA to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and testing supplies, medical response personnel, and hospital beds for Texans. The letter follows their letter to President Trump on March 13 urging FEMA and SBA to coordinate with state and local officials in […]

To Manage Spread of Coronavirus, Sens. Cruz, Sinema Urge Government to Implement Webform for Travelers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, on Wednesday sent a letter to Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force urging them to implement a single online webform that would allow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to directly collect complete, accurate, and timely data to trace infected or exposed travelers. In the letter, they wrote: “As the situation continues to […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee to Introduce RESULTs for Coronavirus Patients Act

Announce plan to introduce legislation that would fast-track approval for certain drugs and devices to combat COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the threat of the coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States and around the world, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today announced their intention to introduce the RESULTs for Coronavirus Patients Act, legislation specifically designed to expedite the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval process for […]

Sens. Cruz, Barrasso, Inhofe, Toomey, Kennedy, Lee, Enzi, Cassidy, Capito, and Lankford Applaud President Trump’s Commitment to Saving the Jobs of Blue-Collar Refinery Workers

Issue statement following reports that the administration will appeal the Tenth Circuit’s decision 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.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today issued a statement following reports that President Trump will appeal the Tenth Circuit’s decision on small refineries: “We’re encouraged by the reports that the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Brady, Babin, Gohmert Urge U.S. Forest Service to Reopen Oil and Gas Development on Public Land in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Brian Babin (R-Texas), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), on Thursday sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to expedite the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) review of a proposal to lease large areas in and around the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) for oil and gas development, which is now months overdue. In the letter, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cassidy Introduce Bill to Ensure Equal Treatment of America’s Teachers, First Responders, and Public Servants in Social Security Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy today introduced the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2020, which ensures America’s teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public servants receive the Social Security benefits according to their work history. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3934. Specifically, this bill would replace the unfair formula for calculating benefits – known as the Windfall Elimination Provision – with […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Hawley, Rubio Introduce Bill to Require CFIUS to Reexamine UK Status After 5G Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced the Protecting America from Foreign Investors Compromised by the CCP Act. The bill would require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review the United Kingdom’s place on the foreign investment “whitelist” if the country allows China’s Huawei to build portions of its 5G […]