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Incoming Ranking Member Senator Ted Cruz Announces Senior Republican Commerce Committee Staff

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), incoming Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, announced new senior staff positions for his committee office. Sen. Cruz said: “There’s no better place at this moment for fighting to rein in Big Tech, promote economic prosperity, and defend the taxpayer against wasteful spending than the Senate Commerce Committee. I am confident in our team’s ability to advance the committee’s agenda and deliver solutions for Texans […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bicameral Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) today introduced The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. The legislation creates an opt-in for military families to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to help fund their child’s education and expand access to personalized, high-quality educational experiences. Sen. Cruz said: “With over one-third of military parents listing dissatisfaction with educational options for their children as a factor in their decision to discharge from […]

Sen. Cruz Leads in Push for Education Freedom by Introducing Bills During School Choice Week In 118th Congress

Senator Ted Cruz

During School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today introduced two leading education bills to promote choice for parents and educational opportunity for students, The Student Empowerment Act and The Education Freedom Scholarships & Opportunity Act. Sen. Cruz said: “School choice is the civil-rights issue of the 21st Century, and every single child deserves access to an excellent education regardless of their race, ethnicity, wealth, or zip code. “For over a decade, I’ve been the […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Help Block Non-Citizens From Voting in Washington D.C.

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), introduced a bill this week to help prevent non-citizens, including illegal aliens and embassy staff from other countries, from voting in local elections in the nation’s capital.  Originally introduced last Congress, this bill would prohibit the Washington, D.C. city government from using federal funds to facilitate non-citizen voting in elections in our nation’s capital. This legislation is being led in the House of Representatives by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and is […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Impose Term Limits for Congress

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) today introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. Senators to two six-year terms and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms after the date of its enactment. Sen. Cruz said: “Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following the Appointment of a Special Counsel to Investigate Biden Documents

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today issued the following statement in response to the announcement of a Special Counsel appointed to investigate the classified documents found at Biden’s residence: “Everything about this debacle – from the way it trickled out into the public sphere to Joe Biden claiming to be surprised that classified documents were in his possession – demonstrates the compete hypocrisy of Democrats and their allies […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following FAA System Failure

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), incoming Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today issued the following statement in response to the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions system outage: “The flying public deserves safety in the sky. The FAA’s inability to keep an important safety system up and running is completely unacceptable and just the latest example of dysfunction within the Department of Transportation. The administration needs to explain to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Garcia Applaud Enactment of Legislation Honoring Fallen Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén

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U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) today applauded the enactment of the bipartisan, bicameral legislation renaming a Houston post office after Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. Senators Cruz and Cornyn introduced the legislation in June of this year. Congresswoman Garcia introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. About the bill, Sen. Cruz said: “We can never forget the life, service and sacrifice of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, […]

Sens. Cruz’s Bipartisan Bill to Address Unsolved Lynching and Murder Cases Signed into Law

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) crossed the aisle to fight for answers for families of victims of lynching and other unsolved violent crimes of the Civil Rights era. Their bipartisan legislation was passed by the Senate in September, the House of Representatives in November, and was signed into law yesterday. This legislation will allow relatives of the victims of unsolved lynchings and murders of the Civil Rights era to get answers […]

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail

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U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced S. 5170, which would amend the National Trails System Act to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. Importantly, this legislation incorporates safeguards to ensures no future potential harm to energy development projects occur as a result of the designation. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, is more than 2,400 miles long, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa […]