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Sens. Cruz, Cotton Introduce Bills to Reform NEPA, Streamline Infrastructure Projects

Senator Ted Cruz

‘Legislation that will loosen NEPA’s stranglehold on infrastructure permitting and allow jobs to flourish’ WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today 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 2021, establishes a series of deadlines for agency action under the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act), which gives project proponents […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Back Gov. Abbott’s Request for Federal Assistance for Texans Amid Winter Storms and Outages

Senator Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today wrote President Biden in support of Governor Abbott’s request that all categories of Public Assistance, all programs of Individual Assistance, and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program be authorized for all 254 Texas counties amid severe winter storms and associated outages across the State of Texas. In the letter, the senators wrote: “Emergency resource distribution has been delayed by treacherous road, rail, and […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Support for USDA Disaster Declaration for Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy Counties Amid Agricultural Losses Due to Storms

Senator Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today wrote Acting Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Shea in support of Governor Abbott’s federal disaster declaration request for Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties amid significant agricultural production losses due to severe winter storms across the State of Texas. In the letter, the senators wrote: “While the state continues to assess damages in other counties, Governor Abbott has requested that USDA expeditiously issue a […]

Sens. Cruz, Grassley, Graham, Cornyn, Lee, Hawley, Cotton, Tillis, and Blackburn Call for Investigation Into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 Cover-Up

Senator Ted Cruz

Cruz leads letter urging Chairman Durbin to open an investigation, schedule hearings on New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of new reports alleging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff engaged in a cover-up of New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, calling for the Committee to investigate Cuomo’s COVID-19 cover-up. He was […]

Amid Winter Storms, Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Biden to Approve Gov. Abbott’s Request for Disaster Declaration

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today wrote President Biden in support of Governor Abbott’s federal disaster declaration request amid severe winter storms across the State of Texas: In the letter, they wrote: “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the severity and magnitude of the storm is beyond the response capabilities of the state and local government. Prolonged sub-freezing temperatures, strained energy capacity, and treacherous roadways are just […]

Sen. Cruz: Democrats Want a Week of Political Theater

Senator Ted Cruz

Slams Democrats’ second doomed impeachment on Fox News’ Hannity & America’s Newsroom With the Democrats’ doomed impeachment trial underway in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ and ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss what Americans can expect from the trial and the threat China continues to pose to the United States. Excerpts are below. WATCH: Cruz on Fox After Impeachment Day One: The Democrats’ Week of Political Theater Will End in Failure […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Warn President Biden of Immigration Crisis, Health Risks

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in sending a letter urging President Biden to reassess and reverse his executive actions on immigration, which have led to increased illegal border crossings by unvetted and unvaccinated aliens in […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bills to Protect Wildlife Conservation and Texas’ Water Supply

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement upon introducing the Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act and the Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species Act (SAVES Act) this week: “These two bills will greatly benefit Texas’ water supply and improve conservation initiatives for non-native wildlife. The Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act will ensure the steady flow of interstate water transfers without interference from Washington. The Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species Act […]

Sens. Cruz, Lummis, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Block Biden Energy Ban

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), along with Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), this week introduced the Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2021. The POWER Act […]

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Call to Expand U.S.-Israel Cooperation in National Defense Authorization Act Negotiations

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, led their colleagues in sending a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, to request continued support of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that will maintain the close cooperation between the United States and Israel. In the letter, the senators call for inclusion […]