Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand, Grassley Offer Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act as Amendment to Defense Bill

Legislation would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced that they will offer the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The Military Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Capito, Tillis Introduce Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic Act

Legislation would provide small businesses debt forgiveness for SBA disaster loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “Small businesses are the backbone of […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge HHS and FEMA to Continue Federal Support for Testing Sites in Texas 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar and Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pete Gaynor urging them to continue the federal support for Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) sites in Texas as testing capacity remains a crucial component to defeating COVID-19, strengthening the economy, and safely getting Texans back to work. In the letter, […]

Sens. Cruz, Scott, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce and Destination Marketing Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With small businesses working to re-open their doors, it’s never been more important to equip job creators with the resources they need to jumpstart the economy. That’s why U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce, which provide valuable resources to small businesses across the country, as well as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Introduce Equal Access to Care Act

Bill expands healthcare access by removing bureaucratic barriers to telemedicine   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Equal Access to Care Act – legislation to expand access to telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency period by allowing licensed health care providers to treat patients over the phone and online wherever the patient is located. Upon introducing the bill, Sen. Cruz said: “Expanding healthcare access in the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus […]

Sens. Cruz, Scott, Johnson Request Update From Governors on State Spending of Trillions in Coronavirus Response Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) today sent a letter to U.S. Governors requesting information on how their states have allocated the trillions of dollars in taxpayer funding from the CARES Act and other federal coronavirus response measures. This taxpayer money is designed to be spent on coronavirus response to support those in need, and taxpayers deserve to know how this money is being spent. The full letter can […]

Sens. Cruz, Young, Sinema Introduce Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), ranking member on the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, on Monday introduced the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act to incentivize more efficient completion of airport construction projects – saving taxpayer dollars and ensuring the safe and swift completion of economy boosting infrastructure projects. The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides funding to help strengthen our nation’s […]

Sens. Cruz, Rounds, Colleagues Urge Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration to Revise Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and their colleagues in the Senate today sent a bipartisan letter urging the Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to simplify the loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A streamlined loan forgiveness application will help lenders efficiently process applications and ensure small businesses, that have continued to support their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, can more quickly […]

Sens. Cruz, Loeffler, Ernst Introduce BEAT CHINA Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced the Bring Entrepreneurial Advancements to Consumers Here In North America (BEAT CHINA) Act to incentivize pharmaceutical and medical device and supply manufacturers to relocate to the United States. “Mouthpieces of the Chinese Communist Party have threatened to cut off U.S. access to life-saving pharmaceutical products,” Sen. Cruz said. “Because so much of our medical supply and manufacturing has been outsourced to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Lankford Introduce Reforms to NEPA to Roll Back Burdensome Regulations, Cut Red Tape

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Tuesday introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in order to streamline infrastructure projects. The first bill, the Federal Permitting Modernization Act of 2020, establishes a series of deadlines for agency action under the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act), […]