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Sen. Ted Cruz Issues Statement Following Release of 7 Americans from Venezuela

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after the release of seven Americans from Venezuela: “I am heartened that seven Americans, including five Texans, will rejoin their families after years of unjust and unacceptable imprisonment by the Maduro regime. This is a day that is long overdue. I remain deeply concerned by the alarming rise of hostage-taking by regimes and terrorist groups who are enemies […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Continuing Resolution

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 16: “Today we saw Democrats employ the same scheme we’ve seen again and again: instead of doing the hard work of eliminating unnecessary spending—which would help lower inflation—and rather than making tough decisions that prioritize spending to meet the needs of the American people, Congress dithered for a year and is now passing a continuing resolution […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Call on Commerce Secretary to Address Anti-Semitic Practices of Morningstar Inc.

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, calling on her to address the role of so-called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards in facilitating anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel that would fall under the purview of the Office of Antiboycott Compliance within the Department of Commerce. The letter specifically cites practices by Morningstar Inc. In the […]

Sen. Cruz Opposes Electoral Count Reform Act for Reducing Congressional Ability to Address Voter Fraud

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Rules Committee, voted against the Electoral Count Reform Act today during a committee mark-up and gave the following remarks: “This bill is a bad bill. … It’s bad policy and it’s bad for democracy. There are serious constitutional questions in the bill. The text of the Constitution, Article Two says, ‘Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of […]

First Digital Future Award Spotlights Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz

Award recognizes Congressional leadership and vision on digital assets The Crypto Council for Innovation, the industry’s premier global alliance, celebrated forward-looking leaders with the presentation of its Digital Future Award at a reception in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Honored at the reception was U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who has contributed to and supported the Web3 conversation throughout his time in Congress. The award is the first of its kind in the space and recognizes government leaders across the political […]

Senate Democrats Block Bills to Protect Children and Safeguard Schools

Senator Ted Cruz

Today, Senate Democrats blocked the Securing Our Schools Act, a bill by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to improve school security and access to student mental health resources. He also blocked the Protect Our Children’s Schools Act, which would have allowed schools to use unspent previously appropriated federal COVID-19 education-related funding to improve school security. On the Senate floor, Sen. Cruz said: “There have been too damn many mass shootings. With kids […]

Sen. Cruz Wins Big for Texas in the Coast Guard Authorization Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, successfully offered eight amendments to the Coast Guard Authorization Act, including but not limited to the Military to Mariners Act, legislation that mandates real-time data sharing between U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), legislation that would mandate the acquisition of enhanced surveillance capabilities for the southern maritime boundary, and legislation that would explore the creation of a Coast […]

Sens. Cruz, Cantwell Introduce Military to Mariners Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (R-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D- Wisconsin), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced and passed, as an amendment to the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act, in the Senate Commerce Committee a bill to reduce the burdens faced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans seeking to transition […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: “Today Heidi and I join the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She faithfully led and served her people for 70 years, and she saw Britain through many of the darkest days in World War II and through many of […]

Sen. Cruz Leads Amicus Briefs to Protect Religious Liberty

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined by colleagues in both chambers, led an amicus brief to stand up for the religious liberty of our Navy SEALS given the erosion of their First Amendment rights from vaccine mandates. Additionally, Sen. Cruz led 38 of his Senate and House colleagues in challenging President Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate on federal employees. Regarding these efforts, Sen. Cruz said: “Forcing employees to choose between […]