Sens. Cruz

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Nomination of Drew Tipton as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump nominated Drew Tipton to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi: “I am grateful Drew Tipton has been nominated to the federal bench,” Sen. Cruz said. “Drew’s expertise and commitment to the rule of law will serve Texans well. I look forward to his […]

Sens. Cruz, Graham, Rep. Cheney to President Trump: Iran Has Backed out of Nuclear Deal, Now Is the Time to End the Waivers and Invoke International Sanctions

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 renewed their calls for President Trump to end all civil-nuclear waivers and invoke the United Nations snapback to restore international sanctions and restrictions on Iran in response to reports that Iran will cease abiding by restrictions outlined by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or Iran […]

Sens. Cruz, Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Allow Dismissal of ‘Bogus Impeachment’ Against President Trump  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented attempt to prevent an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution. Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Jim […]

Sens. Cruz, Braun Introduce Legislation to Provide Greater Health Care Freedom

Personalized Care Act Expands Health Savings Accounts WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) this week introduced the Personalized Care Act (PCA), legislation to make Americans’ health care more portable, accessible, and tailored to meet their unique needs by dramatically expanding Heath Savings Accounts (HSA) – a pre-tax savings tool millions of Americans use to cover the costs of their health care. Upon introducing the legislation, Sen. Cruz said: “The […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Trump Administration to Prioritize Bringing CITGO 6 Home  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) John Cornyn (Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge the State Department to do everything it can to ensure the safe homecoming of the six CITGO employees currently being detained in Venezuela. They wrote: “As the administration continues to successfully craft policy and solutions, we write to express our steadfast commitment to securing the release of Gustavo Cardenas, Jose Angel […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Request Briefing from Defense Secretary on Housing at JSBA, Fort Hood  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to request a briefing on current initiatives to improve military housing in light of recent complaints of mold, lead, and a failure to address maintenance requests at military installations such as Joint Base San Antonio and Fort Hood. They wrote: “Representing over a dozen military installations in Texas that provide for the […]

Sens. Cruz, Johnson Put Company Installing Putin’s Pipeline on Formal Legal Notice

“The consequences of your company continuing to do the work—for even a single day after the President signs the sanctions legislation—would expose your company to crushing and potentially fatal legal and economic sanctions” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to the CEO of Allseas Group S.A. (Allseas), the company currently engaged in installing deep-sea pipes for Russia’s Nord Stream […]

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 […]