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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge Biden Administration to Approve Maverick County’s Request to Build Key Texas-Mexico Bridge

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have urged the Biden administration to approve Maverick County, Texas’s request to build a key cross-border bridge between Eagle Pass, Texas and Mexico. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sens. Cruz and Cornyn lent their support for the county’s application, which was submitted yesterday, for a presidential permit to construct the Puerto Verde Global Trade Bridge (PVGTB). […]

Sen. Cruz Delivers Address on War in Israel

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered a major foreign policy speech on the Senate floor today calling for the U.S. to provide Israel with full military and diplomatic support in their campaign to eradicate Hamas, for as long as it takes. Sen. Cruz’s remarks follow the horrific attack led by Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists on October 7, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,400 innocent Israelis and 30 Americans. The attack on Israel was […]

Sens. Cruz, Manchin Lead Senators in Urging NOAA to Withdraw Proposal Threatening Domestic Energy Production

Biden administration attempting to shut down offshore drilling in Gulf of Mexico after a single confirmed sighting of newly discovered Rice’s whale U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a group of senators in urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to withdraw a proposed rule designating more than 28,270 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico, an […]

Sens. Cruz, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Bill Targeting Online Sales of Drugs Laced with Illicit Fentanyl

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the online sale of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. The Targeting Online Sales of Fentanyl Act would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to launch an investigation into the methods used to facilitate the online sale of fentanyl in coordination with assessing the effectiveness of federal law enforcement and online providers to combat the fentanyl crisis. Upon introducing Sen. Cruz said, “Our nation’s […]

Sen. Cruz Calls Out FEMA for Delaying the Repair of the Corpus Christi Packery Channel After Hurricane Harvey

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas) to send a letter to the Regional Administrator of FEMA Region 6 – responsible for coordinating emergency management and disaster response efforts in the southwestern states – to express their strong support for the City of Corpus Christi’s appeal of FEMA’s rejection of additional funding for the Packery Channel Restoration Project. The Packery Channel is a man-made tidal inlet that […]

Sen. Cruz Releases Statement on Hamas War Against Israel

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement this morning: “Iran-controlled Hamas terrorists launched a literal war against Israel last night. Our Israeli allies will now do what they must to defend themselves and I stand with them as they confront this violence and these atrocities. The United States must continue to support Israel’s absolute right to self-defense and ensure it has the military resources and diplomatic support […]

Sens. Cruz, Lummis Introduce Resolution to Recognize U.S. Energy Producers

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) to introduce a resolution to designate October 4, 2023, as National Energy Appreciation Day to celebrate the men and women who work to power the United States. Upon introducing the resolution Sen. Cruz said, “Millions of men and women across the Lone Star State and nation work tirelessly every day to provide our country with abundant and reliable energy. I am proud to join Sen. Lummis […]

Sen. Cruz Accepts Legislator of the Year Award from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accepted the Legislator of the Year Award from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Cruz has been a dedicated champion of policies supporting the upstream oil and gas industry by advocating and leading legislative efforts to promote U.S. energy and strip harmful mandates that undermine American job opportunities and threaten our national security. Upon accepting the award, Sen. Cruz said, “The Biden administration’s […]

Sen. Cruz Statement Honoring Dianne Feinstein

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). They served together for 11 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she chaired the Subcommittee on The Constitution, and where Sen. Cruz served as the ranking member. Sen. Cruz said, “I had the privilege of serving with Dianne Feinstein for eleven years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I was always grateful for her commitment to the Committee […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Range of Measures to Boost Texas Water Supply and Secure Compliance By Mexico of Water Treaty

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U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced several legislative measures to ensure that U.S. diplomats and officials of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary Commission have the backing and necessary resources to establish predictable and reliable water supplies, which are especially crucial to Texas farmers, including compliance by Mexico with the 1944 Treaty on Utilization of Waters of the Colorado, Tijuana, and Rio Grande Rivers.. The first measure introduced by […]