U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Budd, Colleagues Urge Senate, House Appropriations Committees to Not Revive Corrupt Earmark Spending

Senator Ted Cruz

‘We cannot imagine a worse way to build back trust in Congress than to resurrect a system that has been roundly rejected as corruptive and wasteful for decades’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to not revive the corrupt practice of earmarks—a […]

Sen. Cruz Votes Against Confirmation of Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the confirmation of Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General: “Judge Garland built a reputation for integrity on the federal bench, and I hoped that over the course of his nomination for Attorney General he would indicate a commitment to the rule of law as Attorney General as well. Unfortunately, he refused to make clear that he would stand against […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rep. Bishop to Biden: Withdraw Becerra

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), and more than 70 other members of Congress in sending a letter urging President Joe Biden to withdraw California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Cosigners of the letter include Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jim Risch […]

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

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‘Legislation that will loosen NEPA’s stranglehold on infrastructure permitting and allow jobs to flourish’ 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 more control over […]

Should the Senate Exercise Jurisdiction Over Trump’s Impeachment Trial? Why the Answer Matters

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With the second impeachment trial now underway in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week penned an op-ed for Fox News online detailing his decision to vote against the Senate taking jurisdiction for the trial and why the current impeachment proceedings are simply an act of partisan retribution. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz wrote: “The constitutional question of whether a former president can be impeached or tried after he has left office is […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ron Wright

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas): “Heidi and I are saddened to hear of Congressman Wright’s passing. Ron was not only a dedicated public servant, a principled conservative, and a proud Texan, he was also a loving father and grandfather. Ron’s life is a testament to his unshakable faith and now he rests with the Lord, having fought the good fight, finished the […]

Sen. Cruz: Democrats Once Again Put Partisan Wish List Before the Needs of the American People

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after voting against Democrats’ budget package: “This budget process reaffirms what the American people know to be true—Congress is broken. “While hard working men and women continue to struggle with the consequences of the pandemic, arbitrary economic shutdowns, and school closings, Republicans remain committed to working to ensure America defeats the pandemic, to provide economic relief to those Americans who are suffering and most in need, and […]

Sen. Cruz Sends Letter To Colleagues Opposing President Biden’s HHS Pick

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week sent a letter to his Senate colleagues urging them to oppose the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and to encourage President Biden to nominate someone qualified to lead our nation’s pandemic response. In the letter, Sen. Cruz wrote: “What America needs in its next Secretary of HHS is an individual with extensive healthcare experience and expertise to continue the […]

Sens. Cruz, Portman, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Follow Good Government Practices Regarding President Trump’s Late-Term Federal Regulations

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U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) this week sent a letter urging President Biden to follow good government practices regarding late-term federal regulations put forward by President Trump’s administration, and reminding him that there are proper procedures in place to ensure both thoughtful rulemaking and oversight of those rules by Congress. Final rules that have completed the rulemaking process generally do not go into effect until at least 30 days after the […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Make Historic GOP Tax Cuts Permanent for Middle Class Families in Wake of Economic Crisis

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Introduces bill to make Republican tax cuts permanent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), this week introduced a bill to ensure the historic GOP tax cuts on individuals become permanent as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate American families. Sen. Cruz previously introduced this legislation in 2018 and 2019. Upon introduction, Sen. Cruz said: “In the wake of the economic devastation wrought by the COVID-19 virus, millions […]