Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Praise HUD Announcement of Intent to Release Stalled Harvey Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would publish the Federal Register notice that will release $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by Congress in February 2018 for disaster relief in Texas: “This is a positive step for all of the Texans who […]

Sens. Cruz, Shaheen’s Bipartisan Bill Imposing Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Advances out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) bipartisan bill, S. 1441, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019, imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project, overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 20-2. Following the vote, Sens. Cruz and Shaheen issued the following statements urging the Senate to quickly pass their legislation. “Nord Stream 2 poses a grave threat […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Men and Women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) along with fellow members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), today introduced a Senate resolution commending the men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their honorable service. “The men and women of our […]

Sens. Cruz, Portman, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation Posthumously Promoting Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Dick Cole to Col.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today introduced legislation that calls for the posthumous promotion of native Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Richard E. Cole. This bipartisan legislation also recognizes the accomplishments, sacrifices, and legacy of Lt. Col. Cole, the last of the living Doolittle Raiders until he passed away earlier this year at the age 103. The Doolittle Raiders consisted […]

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 […]